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Why Dubai Has Become A Top Destination For International Travelers

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Have you visited Dubai? If you haven't been to the dazzling city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or don’t know anyone who has been here before, that’s probably going to change very soon. This fascinating place was recently recognized as the world’s favorite destination for short stays by the travel tech company Holidu. 

The company explains that Dubai’s International Airport also allows travelers to easily connect to other continents and offers a great experience. In the report, Holidu states: “These… aren't just restricted to weekend breaks either, and also refer to layovers of more than one day in an extra destination at the beginning or end of a longer trip.”

They also added: “The city is not short of things to do either, with Tripadvisor showing over 4,200 tours available – putting the city in 5th place overall for this metric.”

And that’s not all. Just a few weeks ago, a TikTok study revealed that Dubai is the second most popular destination right now. Videos using the hashtag “Dubai” on the platform got over 81.8 million views.

The company Bounce gathered all TikTok data and shared thoughts on why Dubai is becoming such a trendy destination: “Synonymous with wealth and luxury, Dubai has become one of the most sought-after destinations for holidaymakers who want to soak up the sun in style. This ultra-modern city is home to some of the world’s most astounding architectures.” 

There are many reasons why Dubai is becoming more and more popular. From amazing architecture to an impressive international airport to great beaches to one of the best viewpoints in the world. Travelers visiting Dubai will hardly forget the experience.

The Government Wants To Attract More Travelers

Dubaai wants to become a unique destination for international travelers. The government has been clear about its efforts and feels proud of what they have achieved this year. 

From January to June, Dubai was visited by 7.12 million international travelers. According to the information shared by Breaking Travel News, the growth this year represents a 183% increase compared to the previous year. 

Happy Woman Wearing Turban Taking A Selfie In The Old Historical Center Of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

His Highness Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai explained that their vision is “to make Dubai the city of the future and the world’s best place to live, work and invest”.

And added: “In the years ahead, Dubai will continue to develop itself further as a destination that offers compelling value to international travelers.”

Desert in Dubai

Hotels in Dubai have also performed very well with an average occupancy of 72% this year. During the pandemic,  the UAE reactivated its “Dubai Connect” program and offered travelers a free hotel room, airport transfers, and meals. This strategy may have also helped increase interest in this destination.

What Travelers Must Know About Dubai

This city is offering visitors a unique experience. Travelers can see and visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa —which has 160 stories—, amazing shopping malls with aquariums and light shows, the Dubai Fountain, the Miracle Garden, the Global Village and so much more!

Burj Khalifa

It is a safe destination, but there are a few considerations for travelers. Even though the UAE is one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East, those who want to visit should learn about local rules:

  • Islam is the official religion and the constitution enshrines it.
  • Drinking alcohol or being drunk in public is prohibited.
  • It is illegal to consume, buy or possess drugs and penalties are severe. Even traces —including in the bloodstream— can result in prison sentences with no bail allowed.
  • Do not kiss or hug in public, public demonstration of affection is not allowed.
  • Be careful with social media. Posting information that they can consider insulting or disturbing can result in serious penalties.

To learn more, travelers can visit the US State Department's official travel information.

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Sunday 21st of August 2022

Not sure where all the hype comes from. Probably from paid social media influencers posing on rented yachts. Dubai is nothing more but a pile of concrete on a desert. You'd be better off in Costa Rica, Vietnam or Mexico. No testing or jab certs either.


Sunday 21st of August 2022

Well, if it's a TIK TOK study then it MUST be authentic and dependable. /s

Dubai and the UAE were built on virtual slave labor. And don't forget the mandatory iris eye scan at the airport for every traveler, even in transit.

UAE has the worst record for privacy.


Saturday 20th of August 2022

The capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi and NOT Dubai……..


Saturday 20th of August 2022

Here take my email, but so many miss information need to correct. First is not the capital, its Abu Dhabi. Then unmarried couple's can stay together in one hotel, just not in the Sharia cheap hotels If you stay in any international brand nobody will care. Just ask or check info. If you never hear of Dubai the last 8 years you lived behind a stone ... but nice commerical. Will be there 7th time soon again.


Saturday 20th of August 2022

Using a TikTok study to plug a location that criminalizes same-sex activity and arbitrarily detains foreigners like Jamie Harron. Reprehensible.