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Dubai continues to consolidate its position as a top destination, thanks to its diverse range of services and tourism options. This led to it being named the best global destination in the 2023 Travelers' Choice Awards from TripAdvisor for the second consecutive year.
Dubai is currently competing with other global tourist destinations to win the award for the third consecutive year in the voting scheduled to take place in January 2024. If it wins, it will be the first city in the world to win the award three times in a row. Other cities competing include Bali, Rome, and London.
TripAdvisor said that Dubai has proven its ability to contribute to shaping the global travel and tourism market, and to leading the tourism movement around the world. It works with international partners in the best interests of this sector to reach advanced levels and overcome all challenges it faces.
Dubai's crowning as the best global destination in the 2023 Travelers' Choice Awards for the second consecutive year by TripAdvisor came as a result of cooperation between the public and private sectors to provide exceptional experiences for visitors and guests. The city is characterized by its beaches, shopping malls, diverse restaurants, and entertainment destinations, in addition to the activities and events that the city hosts throughout the year.
It has also been able to combine the richness of its heritage and culture with creativity and modernity to stand out from other global destinations.
Perhaps this diversity was one of the main reasons for its crowning with this title, to confirm year after year that it is the preferred destination, with its ongoing pursuit to be one of the three most important global cities for tourism and business in accordance with Dubai's economic agenda D33, and to consolidate its position as the best city in the world to live, work, and visit.
Although the city is known for its iconic buildings, the most prominent of which is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, which attracts residents and visitors of the city to enjoy the most amazing views from the observation deck "At the Top" on the 124th and 125th floors, in addition to the highest observation deck in the world on the 148th floor at an altitude of 555 meters, Dubai allows visitors to spend hours on the beach in the morning.
In the afternoon, it allows them to ski on the snow, while they spend their time at sunset riding a camel in the desert. You can also see the panoramic view of the city from the observation deck "The View at The Palm" with 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah.
Tourists can enjoy a distinctive view of the Burj Al Arab when heading to Sunset Beach in Umm Suqeim, as it is the favorite spot for visitors to Dubai to take pictures next to the "most luxurious hotel in the world." There, you can practice water sports such as water skiing or enjoy kayaking, as well as Kite Beach, which is named after kite surfers.
There, you can enjoy playing beach volleyball or water skiing, especially since the area is suitable for children, and local food stalls and cafes offer a variety of delicious dishes inspired by international flavors.
Dubai celebrates its rich culture and heritage, especially the old neighborhoods of Dubai in the Shindagha area, Bur Dubai, Al Fahidi neighborhood, Deira and Al Seef, which offer visitors a wonderful glimpse into Dubai's history and heritage, especially in terms of trade, handicrafts, and pearl diving, which complements the current cultural landmarks such as the Union Museum and the Saruq Al Hadid archaeological museum, which can be suggested for vacation programs and for visitors to the emirate who are passionate about history and culture.
The luxurious shopping malls in Dubai offer a unique shopping experience thanks to their products from the most famous international brands, in addition to entertainment activities and dining at one of the famous restaurants.
For an authentic Arab shopping experience, you can head to the traditional markets, including the Souk Al Bahar and Madinat Jumeirah markets, which are steeped in the charm of ancient history within a modern setting, just steps from the finest hotels and restaurants. Or you can go back in time and visit the covered historical markets that have surrounded the Dubai Creek for hundreds of years.
Where the fabric market contains a wide range of fabrics in various colors and designs, in addition to the spice market, where you can smell the aromas of spices and fragrant herbs while wandering through its alleys, and finally, not least, the gold market, which offers a variety of the finest gold, diamond, and gold jewelry.
Hatta is a wonderful destination located in the heart of the Hajar Mountains, about 90 minutes by car from Dubai. It offers an ideal destination for photography and adventure enthusiasts. The mountains, valleys, and farms in the region offer a variety of recreational experiences, including Hatta Dam, which is a great option for kayaking, hiking, and enjoying the stunning natural scenery.
The food and culinary sector in the Emirate of Dubai reflects the rich diversity with over 13,000 restaurants and cafes offering a wide range of experiences at various prices, from traditional Emirati cuisine to fine international dishes. Michelin Guide has highlighted Dubai's unique position in the culinary world, publishing two editions of the famous guide in June 2022 and 2023.
Dubai was also crowned as one of the top 10 cities in the world for foodies through the results of Compare The Market's 2023, and some restaurants in Dubai also received recognition from the Gault Millau guide, and the ranking of the 50 best restaurants in the world released in June last year revealed Dubai's brilliance.
Where two restaurants in the emirate have secured their place on the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world. Citizens, residents, and visitors can write reviews about all destinations in Dubai, and provide their opinions and evaluate their unique personal experiences on TripAdvisor.
This increases the emirate's chances of winning first place, thus setting a precedent that has never happened before, as the increase in the number of reviews contributes to increasing Dubai's chances of winning the title of the best global destination in the 2023 Travelers' Choice Awards from TripAdvisor for the third consecutive year.
The impression of the city's visitors about the experiences they went through, starting from thinking of Dubai as a destination, going through making reservations, practicing various activities, enjoying adventures, and tasting food, up to leaving Dubai, is the basis of what the city aspires to.
As people's opinions of the activities they have done are an important factor in conveying impressions to others, they also encourage partners to always do their best. The positive interaction with digital platforms specialized in the tourism sector and on social media contributes to reflecting the bright image of Dubai and highlighting the tourist potential that the city enjoys.
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