DUBAI: Dubai held first place worldwide as the most attractive destination, getting 13 out of 15 points, according to a recent survey on global tourist destinations.
London also got the same ranking.
The survey, which was conducted by Britain’s Dealchecker Blog and saw the participation of 1.2 million respondents, was based on a range of basic standards for determining the points and rank of each city.
These include the city’s power to attract celebrities, the number of clients for 5-star hotels, charming landscapes and how universal the city is in terms of the cultural scene and restaurants.
Dubai got full marks in terms of its power to attract celebrities such as Salma Hayek, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. New York and London, however, got the same ranking.
“The emirate also got full marks in terms of universality. In this connection, the website pointed out that Dubai hosts prestigious shopping malls, restaurants and tennis courts.
“Dubai surpassed London and New York in terms of seekers of 5-star hotels (1 out of 5 for Dubai compared to 1 out of 20 for London and 1 out of 30 for New York).”
To sum up, New York and Cancun came third with 12 points each, followed by the Maldives in 5th place with 11 points. Sharm El-Sheikh got 7 points although it got a high ranking in terms of seekers of 5-star hotels.
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