In its annual Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site, named Dubai the world’s most popular tourist destination for 2022.
Dubai has won the prestigious title of the most popular destination for 2022, beating out perennial favourites London, Paris, Rome, Las Vegas, and Bali, cementing Dubai’s image as one of the world’s hottest cities.
The city’s mix of “contemporary culture with heritage, adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment” was complimented by TripAdvisor in their honoring of Dubai.
In its awards round-up, TripAdvisor recommends seeing a play at the Dubai Opera, seeing the city from atop the Burj Khalifa, and spending an afternoon along Dubai Creek browsing the gold, textile, and spice souqs. “If you’re seeking a thrill, take a hot-air balloon trip above the desert dunes, ride a high-speed rollercoaster at IMG Worlds of Adventure, or jump over the Palm Jumeirah.”
As the fear of Covid-19 fades, tourists are once again eager to travel abroad, bode well for Dubai’s continued tourism-led economic resurgence.
“Priorities are shifting as the globe returns to travel, and consumers desire more unique experiences on their journeys. When considering their future travel plans, three-quarters of Americans (75%) believe it is critical to see new locations.‘
According to the most recent STR statistics, Dubai topped the globe in hotel profit recovery last year, with the emirate’s gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) hitting 95 percent of pre-pandemic levels.
The outcome confirms Dubai’s status as one of the world’s top tourist destinations and demonstrates the city’s efforts to keep tourists safe and secure during the epidemic.