Dubai has seen one of the strongest growth rates in international visitor arrivals to leap up a global list of the world’s top destination cities.
The emirate now sits in 6th place in the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, an analysis of international travel and visitor spending in 132 major cities.
According to the index, Dubai showed the strongest growth of the main contenders with 10.9 percent growth in their arrival numbers.
Bangkok was named 2013’s top destination city by international visitor arrivals as it surpassed London by the slimmest of margins.
This is the first time an Asian city is in the top position since the Index was launched in 2010. London is now followed by Paris, Singapore, New York, Istanbul, and Dubai.