Dubai fourth most popular tourist destination in world: MasterCard
03 June, 2015
Dubai continues to climb the ranks as one of the top destinations for international travellers according to the findings of the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, released on Wednesday. Dubai has consistently advanced its position since the launch of the index, ranking eighth in 2012, seventh in 2013, fifth last year and fourth this year. London topped the list in 2015, followed by Bangkok and Paris. According to the study, Dubai is expected to receive almost 14.3 million international visitors in 2015, an increase of 8 per cent since 2014. When looking at the number of international overnight visitors that destination cities attract per city resident, Dubai is the world champion with 5.7 visitors per resident (an increase by 0.8 from 2014).