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21 February 2024

Planning your holidays? Top trending destinations from Dubai

By Shuchita Kapur

European cities score high when it comes to popular destinations for residents in Dubai.

Paris, Amsterdam and Rome are the three European hotspots out of the six that are currently Dubai residents’ favourites on Airbnb, a website to list, find, and rent lodging.

Besides these three cities, two US ones – New York and Los Angeles – also feature as the top destinations. The website also lists Istanbul as another popular choice for residents from Dubai.

Paris, non-stop flight time from Dubai is 6 hours and 43 minutes approximately

In 2014, Paris welcomed 15.6 million visitors, according to website www.parispass.com. It is undoubtedly, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world as it is famous for its art, culture and history. Paris is full of top attractions, museums, art galleries, things to do and places to go no matter what time of year you’re planning on going.

Amsterdam, non-stop flight time from Dubai is 7 hours 6 minutes approximately

Amsterdam is famous for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Known as the ‘Venice of the North’ it has more than 100 canals, the capital of the Netherlands offers easy sight-seeing adventures by foot, bike and boat.

Rome, non-stop flight time from Dubai is 5 hours, 52 minutes approximately

If history attracts you, then this city boasts of influential art, architecture and culture. Ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, make it one of the most visited places in the world.

New York, non-stop flight time from Dubai is 14 hours and 40 minutes approximately

NYC has some of the world's most recognisable, cherished landmarks and attractions, making it one of the top tourist places. Times Square, Central Park to the Empire State Building, Manhattan, are some of the must see destinations that attract tourist.

Los Angles, non-stop flight time from Dubai is 16 hours and 15 minutes approximately

Los Angeles is the city of film and television industry in the US. The iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers are the top attractions here.

Hollywood attracts millions of visitors each year just in the hope of seeing their favourite stars and some lucky ones do manage to get a glimpse of the world’s most famous celebrity.

Istanbul, non-stop flight time from Dubai is 4 hours and 27 minutes approximately

Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait and is a great metropolis. City’s landmarks are reminiscent of the various empires that dominated it over the years.

Aya Sofya, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar are some of the most visited destinations here.

A previous report from travel website Expedia.com, released in the second quarter of last year, put Cairo as the top travel destination for visitors from the UAE.

This list had been based on bookings performed on Expedia sites such as hotwire.com, trivago and Expedia itself for bookings made in 2014. Expedia’s top three destination were regional cities, namely Cairo, Amman and Beirut.

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