According to Global top 20 destination cities by international overnight visitors of 2016, Dubai ranks 4 which is in the top 5 after Bangkok, London, & Paris. Abu Dhabi has become the fastest growing destination of the world and stands 3 among the international visitors.
Projected figure of international visitor’s traffic of 15.27 million in 2016, Dubai has jumped to the top rank on the basis of expenditure by visitors of $31.3 billion. This is according to the index of annual MasterCard Global Destination Cities which released on 22 September, 2016.
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The difference between global top 10 and fastest developing top 10 destination cities discloses that Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa have become increasingly significant for the global economic landscape. Many cities on the Index have increasing growth trajectories, revealing the rising interest in both visiting and living in cities, MasterCard said.