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Dubai outranks New York as tourism hotspot

Date: 10.07.2014

Dubai continues to climb the ranks in the world̢۪s top 10 destinations and recently became the fifth most favourite hotspot for travelers, ahead of New York and other popular cities in Europe, a new MasterCard study revealed on Wednesday.

Dubai is the only city in the Middle East and Africa region to make it to the top five list. London is now the number one destination city by international visitor arrivals, followed by Bangkok, which occupied last year̢۪s top spot, Paris and Singapore.

According to MasterCard̢۪s Global Destination Cities Index, which tracks the growth of international travelers from more than 100 cities across the globe, 12 million international visitors will come to Dubai this year, an increase of 7.5 per cent from 2013.

The increase in visitor numbers has helped propelled Dubai to the fifth spot, outrunning close rivals like New York and Istanbul, both of which ranked higher than Dubai last year.

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