For The Second Time Dubai Is The World's No. 1 Destination For Tourists

The world's second-most popular destination, according to the travel community, was Bali


Known for its skyscrapers, luxury hotels, traditional farms and family-friendly attractions Dubai has ranked as the most popular destination for tourists in Tripadvisor’s2023 Travellers Choice Awards.  

The annual TripAdvisor awards are based on millions of reviews submitted on the platform by the global travel community.

“Dubai is a destination that mixes modern culture with history and adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment,” said Tripadvisor to a media house. “If you’re looking for thrills, you can float above the desert dunes in a hot-air balloon, climb aboard a high-speed ride at IMG Worlds of Adventure or skydive over the Palm Jumeirah."

This year's winners were selected based on the quality and quantity of ratings from travellers for accommodation, restaurants and things to do in destinations worldwide between November 2021 and October 2022.

“The top ranking by global travellers reflects the vision of the leadership to transform Dubai into the world’s top destination for tourism and business, as embodied by a key goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33. The Agenda’s objective of consolidating Dubai’s status as one of the world’s top three cities for tourism and business signifies the leadership’s determination to mark Dubai out as a clear leader not only as a leisure and lifestyle destination but also as a hub for connectivity, commerce and investment," said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai to a media house.

"Dubai’s diverse tourism attractions and hospitality offerings, combined with its emergence as a leading venue for global events and a magnet for talent and enterprise will continue to reinforce its status as a favourite among global travellers over the next decade."

The world's second-most popular destination, according to the travel community, was Bali.

The picturesque island destination had a slump in tourism during the pandemic because of strict Covid-19 regulations in place across Indonesia. But the tourism hotspot has recovered well and Tripadvisor called the destination “a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy".

Tags assigned to this article:
dubai tourism destination travelling burj khalifa

Around The World

Our Publications