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Why Dubai, UAE Is No. 1 In Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Dubai No. 1 destination on Tripadvisor
Dubai Marina [Image by muneebfarman from Pixabay]
Ultra-modern Dubai is the largest and most heavily populated city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has been awarded the No. 1 global destination by Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for the second time. Meanwhile, according to the latest data from the Airport, it has enjoyed a 49 percent increase in passenger traffic in the first half of 2023. Moreover, two million of those travelers were from the US. Read on to find out why Dubai is attracting travelers in record numbers and what it has to offer its visitors.

Dubai, UAE prepares for even more visitors

According to the Chief Executive of Dubai Airport, they are preparing for an exceptionally busy second half of the year. So, why is this Middle Eastern city so popular with travelers? This is due to the fact that the city has invested billions of dollars in developing its tourism infrastructure.

Busy downtown
Busy downtown [Image by Olga Ozik from Pixabay]
Among its most famous attractions are the soaring modern buildings like the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, the massive Dubai Mall, and its 11 Michelin-starred restaurants. Moreover, the city opens new attractions on an almost monthly basis, and this year has been especially busy with new openings, offering an incentive to visitors. In fact, in the last six months, the city has opened new shopping malls, new entertainment destinations and new museums.

Dubai Islands Beach
Pet-friendly beach [Image @dubaiislandsbeach/Instagram]
Recently, the city opened a new public beach, known as Dubai Islands Beach. This beautiful stretch of sand overlooks the Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab and offers water sports, new restaurants and more along the beachfront. Even better, the beach is pet-friendly.

Getting to Dubai

Emirates Airline
Emirates Airline [Image by Andreas from Pixabay]
For one thing, visiting here is easy, as Dubai Airport acts as a hub for other destinations in the Middle and Far East. Meanwhile, visitors from the US can fly non-stop to Dubai from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC. In fact, right now, there are 14 direct flights a day to choose from, from New York to Dubai.

Due to this, Dubai is the ideal destination for travelers visiting the Middle East for the first time, with the convenience of a direct flight.

When should you visit?

Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai [Image by Olga Ozik from Pixabay]
Naturally, summer months in Dubai are exceptionally hot, although that hasn’t put travelers off this year. However, the most comfortable time to visit is from November to February, when the temperatures are lower and the city is less crowded.

Where to stay in Dubai?

Atlantis The Palm
Altantis The Palm [Image by Kon Zografos from Pixabay]
One thing is for sure, you have a wide choice of hotels for a comfortable and luxurious stay. Right now, Dubai has 151 five-star hotels, compared to five years ago when there were only 113. However, the most famous hotel here is the five-star Atlantis The Palm. However, earlier in 2023, a new Atlantis five-star resort was opened dubbed The Royal.

An ultra-modern city with real Arabian culture

Mosque [Image by Maria from Pixabay]
What makes Dubai a truly unique destination is its mix of ultra-modern architecture, while still preserving the Arabian culture. There is nowhere else quite like it, making it the top choice in the Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.



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