Dubai ranked seven in the list of Euromonitor International’s annual Top City Destinations Rankings for 2017. It covers 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals.
In the Middle East and Africa region, 12 cities appeared in the top 100 list, with the vast majority in the Middle East and North Africa.
The top performer of the region is Dubai which continued to see steady growth in 2015, with an increase of 8 per cent in inbound arrivals. Dubai has managed to occupy the steady position because of years of extensive investment in state-of-the-art and world-leading infrastructure, luxury shopping, hotels and entertainment.
Dubai has unveiled many tourist attractions in 2016 including Dubai Parks, Motiongate, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Water Park, Riverland, among others.
Hong Kong remained the top city destination by some margin, despite falling arrivals of 3.9 per cent over 2014/2015. It was followed by Bangkok, London, Singapore, Paris, Macau, Dubai, Istanbul, New York City and Kuala Lumpur.
The list of Top 10 cities according to Euromonitor International: