Dubai rated best destination in the world by Tripadvisor

Dubai rated best destination in the world by Tripadvisor

Winners were selected based on travellers’ reviews and ratings between November 2020 and October 2021

Tripadvisor has just revealed the winners of its ‘Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2022: The Best of the Best Destinations’ with Middle East tourist hub Dubai being named the overall winner.

The winning destinations were determined by analysing the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings on the Tripadvisor site, specific to each award subcategory.

Factors including accommodation, restaurants and things to do in destinations all over the world were taken in account over a period of 12 months between 1 November 2020 and 31 October 2021.

UK capital, London came second overall and was crowned the number one destination in Europe. Cancun, Mexico; Bali, Indonesia and the Greek island of Crete followed in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.


Dubai also came top in the ‘City Lovers’ category. According to a statement on the Tripadvisor site: ‘If you’re looking for a “Bright Lights, Big City” vibe, you can’t miss Dubai. Known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and lively nightlife, Dubai is the ultimate destination for city lovers.’

Commenting on the overall list, a Tripadvisor spokesperson said: ‘If 2021 was the year travellers dipped their toes in the water with smaller getaways and outdoors trips, 2022 is shaping up to be the year we return to travel in a big way. Despite new variant surges, data shows that the desire to travel remains stronger than ever.’

Tripadvisor director, Destinations, Hotels and OTAs, Americas Steven Paganelli also shared his thoughts, saying: ‘There’s a whole world out there to choose from, and we want to help guide travellers looking to take the best trips for them – whatever that perfect holiday destination may look like. From adventure to R&R, the 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations includes several subcategories created to reflect the best places to go no matter what type of trip you’re after.’

Tripadvisor’s top 10 most popular destinations in the world for 2022, are:

  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Cancún, Mexico
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Crete, Greece
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  8. Istanbul, Turkey
  9. Paris, France
  10. Hurghada, Egypt

To see all the 2022 Travellers’ Choice Destinations winners, across all subcategories, visit

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