Dubai Voted Number 1 In The Arab World On A List Of The ‘Most Beautiful Cities’

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Think Dubai and the first thing that will come to your mind is the world’s tallest, biggest or craziest– isn’t it? Well, why not, after all Dubai is one of the most beautiful cities in the UAE. And we are not saying this just like that. Flight Network, an online travel guide has ranked Dubai as the most beautiful city in the Arab world. Dubai, you beauty!

Meanwhile, if you’re planning a trip to Dubai, here’s all that you need to know about UAE travel visa.

What’s In It?

Flight Network, an online travel guide conducted a survey on the World’s 50 Most Beautiful Cities and Dubai made it to the list. The survey was conducted across 1,000 travel writers and agencies. Dubai was voted number one in the Arab world and 29th overall.

Here’s the list of top 10 beautiful cities to visit this year as reported by Flight Network:

10. Rome
9. Sydney

8. San Francisco
7. Cape Town
6. Barcelona
5. Vancouver
4. Venice
3. London


2. New York
1. Paris

Meanwhile, Dubai has retained its position as the fourth most visited city in the world for the fifth year in a row, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) 2019.  The city welcomed 15.93 million international overnight visitors last year and is expected to continue building on its success in 2019.

The UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, was ranked the fastest growing city in the Middle East and Africa, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.7% between 2009 and 2018 in overnight arrivals.

When looking at the cities by dollar spent, Dubai tops the list with travelers spending USD $553 on average a day. Makkah, new to the top 10 last year, stands on the second position for the second consecutive year, with Bangkok rounding out the top three.

What Else?

Planning to visit Dubai anytime? Well, the country has a lot to offer. However, Dubai is not just for the rich. There are a host of things you can do in the city without spending a dirham. If you wish to save bucks and also explore the city, these five free things must absolutely be on your itinerary. From the majestic fountain show to beaches and historic spots, here are things you can do for  free in Dubai.

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