Dubai named top global destination for the third year in a row

Dubai awarded Tripadvisor's Best of the Best Destinations Awards 2024
Dubai named top global destination for the third year in a row
A clear testament to the UAE’s progress in translating visions into tangible successes

Dubai has once again claimed the coveted title of the top global destination in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards 2024, marking its third consecutive win. This remarkable achievement not only sets a new standard but also positions Dubai as the first city to attain such recognition globally.

Dubai Economic Agenda D33

This achievement comes as Dubai celebrates the first anniversary of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33. The agenda, aimed at solidifying Dubai’s standing as one of the top three global destinations for business and leisure, has played a crucial role in Dubai’s continued success globally.

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, revealed Dubai’s top global destination ranking. The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards 2024 meticulously examined millions of global travelers’ reviews. It evaluated ratings for hotels, restaurants, and experiences in each destination from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023.

Dubai’s vision

Commenting on the top global destination award, H.H.Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, celebrated Dubai’s consistent global accomplishments. This accomplishment stands as a clear testament to the UAE’s progress in translating visions into tangible successes.

“This accomplishment underscores our success and reflects the outcomes of our developmental efforts in this crucial economic sector. Our strategic goal is to prioritize visitor happiness and satisfaction. We pledge to continue our efforts in ongoing development, supported by a strong partnership with the private sector. Committed to maintaining and surpassing these achievements, we look forward to even greater successes in the future,” H.H. Sheikh Hamdan said.

Impact and global recognition

Dubai’s consistent global recognition, particularly in the economic sector, highlights the city’s vibrant and diverse offerings. Tourism, accounting for over 10 percent of the city’s GDP, has become a vital contributor to overall economic growth. The sector is driven by homegrown talent, entrepreneurship, and international collaborations.

The Tripadvisor top global destination award adds to Dubai’s series of global honors, further validating its appeal. In 2023, Dubai was named the top city in the world to relocate to, and the best city for remote workers. Additionally, Dubai secured high rankings in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations Index and the Global Power City Index.

Dubai attributes its success to collaboration between public and private stakeholders. The city’s exceptional quality of life, initiatives facilitating easy entry, robust air connectivity, and globally acclaimed culinary scene establish it as the preferred destination for visitors.

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Growing international appeal

Dubai’s constant regulatory, infrastructure, and travel initiatives, coupled with strategic partnerships like the one with Real Madrid, aim to elevate awareness internationally and fulfill the goals outlined in the D33 Agenda. The latest data reveals a 20 percent increase in international overnight visitors between January and November 2023. This underlines Dubai’s accelerating tourism momentum as the top global destination.

Dubai’s third consecutive win as the number one global destination is a testament to its unwavering allure, supported by visionary leadership, stakeholder collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. As the city continues to evolve and set new standards, the world looks to Dubai as a beacon of success in global tourism.

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