Middle East destination tops list for world's best city break

Middle East destination tops list for world's best city break

Google search data of 136 countries was analysed for the rankings

A new study released by UK-based hotel brand Premier Inn has named Dubai as the most popular city break destination in the world.

Premier Inn commissioned analysis of the Google search data of more than 130 countries around the world for the rankings. The study then ranked cities across the globe according to their popularity as the most searched-for city breaks by each country.

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According to the data, people from 21 out of the 136 countries analysed showed Dubai as their top searched-for city break destination. 

Dubai was followed by Paris (16), Boston (12), Madrid (8) and Singapore (7), London (6), Cape Town (6), Amsterdam (5), Copenhagen (3) and Buenos Aires (3), completing the top 10.


The source markets that want to take a city break in Dubai include India, Pakistan, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Azerbaijan and Mauritius, according to the report.

The report comes less than a week after Dubai ranked as the most popular destination according to popular social media platform TikTok, with 81.8 billion views of the hashtag #Dubai. 

The emirate was followed by New York City, London, Istanbul, Paris, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Madrid in the TikTok ranking.

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