Dubai Named One Of The Best Cities In The World To Visit In 2020


A survey conducted by Lonely Planet lists Dubai as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2020. Dubai grabbed the ninth spot in the list complied by its team of editors and travel experts. The emirate is the only city from the Middle East to feature in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2020. The website lists the best of cities for the next year, most of which are overlooked by travelers.

What’s It?

Boasting a diverse audience, Dubai has a little something to offer for every kind of traveler and its no surprise that it made to this list. Lonely Planet describes Dubai as a “stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision wrapped into starkly evocative desert splendor”.

Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) said: “Being recognised as a ‘must visit’ travel destination by Lonely Planet is testament to the dynamic evolution of Dubai’s tourism proposition. The acknowledgement of Dubai’s attractiveness as a tourist hotspot by one of the world’s leading travel publishers raises the emirate’s profile globally.

Besides, with Expo 2020 preparations in full swing, the next year will go down in a big way in the history of Dubai. Here’s a list of all the other cities that made it to the list:

  1. Salzburg, Austria
  2. Washington DC, USA
  3. Cairo, Egypt
  4. Galway, Ireland
  5. Bonn, Germany
  6. La Paz, Bolivia
  7. Kochi, India
  8. Vancouver, Canada
  9. Dubai, UAE
  10. Denver, USA
Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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