Dubai has secured first place as the world's best destination for the third consecutive year in the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2024 awards, becoming the first city to achieve this consecutive milestone.
This recognition comes on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33) and highlights the success of the visionary strategy launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
This ambitious program aims to further promote Dubai's position as one of the top three global cities for business and leisure, as well as the best city to visit and visit. live . and the work is consolidated.
Dubai's first international ranking was announced by Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel advice platform, at the Travellers' Choice Awards 2024: the best of the best destinations.
These consecutive awards for Dubai are even more significant because the winners are selected exclusively based on the opinions of millions of travelers around the world, as the Dubai Tripadvisor community.
The awards analyze the quality and quantity of Tripadvisor reviews and scores on hotels, restaurants and experiences in each destination over a 12-month period, from 1 January to January 1st. . From October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
This was stated by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai. On this occasion, consistent global achievements, especially in the economic sector, clearly demonstrate the Emirate's progress in translating Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid's vision into tangible results and realizing the ambitious goals set out in Dubai's D33 Economic Agenda, which aims to achieve this goal. , positioning Dubai as one of the top three business cities in the world over the next ten years.
"Dubai has achieved the prestigious title of best in the world, second to Tripadvisor travellers. 'Choice Awards 2024 Best Travel Destination. » For the third time in a row, the emirate is the first city in the world to receive this recognition. This achievement highlights our success and reflects the results of our development efforts in this important economic sector. Our strategic objective is to prioritize visitor satisfaction and satisfaction and we are committed to our ongoing development efforts, supported by a strong partnership with the private sector. We strive to maintain and exceed these achievements and look forward to looking forward to even greater achievements in the future,” said Sheikh Hamdan.
Sheikh Hamdan also praised the Ministry of Economy and Tourism for its efforts to promote Dubai's tourism potential and to provide a range of options to meet visitor needs. This recognizes the city's commitment to providing excellent services, tourism facilities and world-class infrastructure.
He also expressed appreciation for all the sectors and government entities that played a crucial role in Dubai achieving this milestone.
The repeated acknowledgement of Dubai as the world’s favourite destination is a testament to the city’s vibrant and diverse offerings, supported by world-class infrastructure, exceptional service at all touchpoints, and continuous collaboration between the government and private sectors.
Combining homegrown talent, entrepreneurship and concepts with international investment and partnerships, Dubai’s unique proposition has seen tourism become a vital contributor to overall economic growth, accounting for over 10 percent of the city’s GDP.
Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director-General of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), commented, "Dubai’s unprecedented achievement of being named the No. 1 top global destination in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards 2024 for the third successive year has only been possible thanks to the outstanding efforts of stakeholders and partners across the tourism sector, and their strong response to the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. One year into the Dubai Economic Agenda D33, and with the city striving to consolidate its status as a top global destination for business and tourism, the award acknowledges the efficacy of our efforts so far, while also further raising the bar for what we can collectively achieve.
"In an increasingly competitive international tourism ecosystem, Dubai’s consistent leadership in global metrics has been built on robust, ever-evolving infrastructure, a commitment to providing best-in-class services, and effective marketing and outreach that has seen the city identify, reach and satisfy a diverse range of travellers from around the world. Supported by our stakeholders, we will continue to take an agile approach to further elevate Dubai as a destination and meet our ambitious targets.”
The top Tripadvisor award is the latest addition to a series of global accolades bestowed on Dubai, further validating the city’s appeal as a multifaceted destination. In 2023, Dubai was ranked the No.1 city in the world to relocate to, in a report by financial services provider Remitly, and was ranked the best city in the world for remote workers by property consultancy Savills in their top 20 list of the 2023 Executive Nomad Index.
Additionally, Dubai was named the world’s No.2 city destination in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations Index 2023 and also ranked one of the top 10 cities in the Global Power City Index, in a report issued by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies in Japan.
The United Arab Emirates was also named the second safest country in the world in 2023, according to findings from Numbeo, the world's largest database of user-provided data on the world's cities and countries. This recognition further strengthens Dubai's attractiveness as one of the world's leading centers for quality of life, offering a unique lifestyle supported by high safety standards that allow travelers to visit the city with peace of mind.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism and Business Marketing Corporation, said: “This historic achievement embodies the incredible spirit of collaboration between public and private hotels in Dubai, which has resulted in countless unforgettable experiences for our guests. . Travelers seeking safe accommodation in easily accessible destinations have embraced Dubai's diverse attractions, which attract a diverse audience including families, adventurers, business travelers and cultural explorers. They appreciate the city for its distinctive experiences that are only available in Dubai.
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"We are honored by the continued recognition and encouragement of our international visitors, their reviews and Reviews provide comprehensive evidence of your treasured memories and inspire others to discover our destination's exceptional offerings.As consumer needs and trends evolve and through the feedback we receive through Tripadvisor and other digital platforms, as well as directly from tourists in the city itself, we will continue to work with our stakeholders to maintain the highest standards at all levels. Services. Visitors enjoy an unparalleled experience in Dubai. It is a favorite destination for visitors. Dubai's efforts to stay at the forefront in global tourism require continuous regulatory, infrastructure and travel initiatives, which play a vital role in accelerating tourism dynamics. In October 2023, Dubai and Real Madrid announced a landmark global partnership that aims to further raise the city's international profile, in line with the D33 programme, and position Dubai as one of the world's top three cities.
According to the latest data from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai received 15.37 million international visitors between January and November 2023, with an increase by 20% compared to the same period in 2022.