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Dubai voted one of TripAdvisor’s top destinations in the world

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Let’s face it, Dubai is used to the awards and accolades. However, a spot on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards is coveted because it’s based on data collected from millions of independent reviews and opinions. In the list of the top 24 destinations in the world, Dubai comes in at number 13, sandwiched between Lisbon in Portugal and St Petersburg, Russia.

Along with its ranking, the website lists the three “don’t miss” attractions as Dubai Fountains, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and the Burj Al Arab.

London takes the number one spot, having been voted the best amongst TripAdvisor users. According to reports, it was the most searched city over the past year, and in that time it gained more than one million reviews. This is the first time since 2012 that London has topped the list.

Trip Advisor compiles its 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards using an algorithm which monitors searches, destination reviews, as well as accommodation, restaurants and attractions.

Instanbul comes in at number two, followed by Marrakech, Paris and Siem Reap in Cambodia rounding off the top five.

Here are the top 25 destinations:

1. London, United Kingdom

2. Istanbul, Turkey

3. Marrakech, Morocco

4. Paris, France

5. Siem Reap, Cambodia

6. Prague, Czech Republic

7. Rome, Italy

8. Hanoi, Vietnam

9. New York City, United States

10. Ubud, Indonesia

11. Barcelona, Spain

12. Lisbon, Portugal

13. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

14. St. Petersburg, Russia

15. Bangkok, Thailand

16. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

17. Buenos Aires, Argentina

18. Hong Kong, China

19. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

20. Cape Town Central, South Africa

21. Tokyo, Japan

22. Cusco, Peru

23. Kathmandu, Nepal

24. Sydney, Australia

25. Budapest, Hungary

How many of the top 25 destinations have you visited?

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