World travel authority Lonely Planet has named Dubai as one of the world’s best cities for travellers to visit next year.

The editorial team at Lonely Planet and its travel expert community have created the ‘Best in Travel 2020’ list, which names Dubai as one of the world’s top ten ‘must-visit’ destinations for next year.

The emirate’s position as a preferred tourist destination has been cemented by its one-of-a-kind mix of entertainment destinations, cultural and outdoor offerings, iconic attractions and daring marquee projects.

The CEO of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Isaac Kazim, says that Lonely Planet recognising Dubai as a must-visit destination for travellers testifies to the emirate’s vibrant evolution as a tourist prospect.

One of the main travel publishers in the world acknowledging Dubai’s appeal as a hotspot for tourists will also raise the international profile of the emirate considerably.

Kazim says that the emirate will continue to grow in relevance with travellers from all over the world via initiatives that are impactful, strategic and innovative next year and beyond.

The vice president of experience for Lonely Planet, Tom Hall, says that Dubai’s desire to make new world records is famous and another factor that will entice tourists.

Hall adds that Dubai offers world-class shopping and wonderful food, with its attraction portfolio being expanded in the build-up to Expo 2020.

Those attractions now include the likes of the massive Ain Dubai ferris wheel, Jameel Arts Centre and Al Shindagha Museum.

Dubai draws diverse visitors from all over the world because it offers something for everyone, including city breaks, romantic getaways, culinary or cultural adventures, and family-friendly holidays.

2020 is being seen as the year to go to Dubai, with a number of major upcoming attractions and iconic landmarks being highlighted by the community at Lonely Planet that will build on its appeal as a tourist destination.

These include the likes of the site of Expo 2020, Ain Dubai, which promises incredible views of the emirate’s famous landmarks and breathtaking coastline from Bluewater Island, and the self-explanatory Museum of the Future.

Other major highlights pointed out in the list are the emirate’s heritage areas, museums and historical delights such as Al Seef, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Al Shindagha Museum and more.

Popular entertainment destinations and attractions include the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, busy beachfront promenades Kite Beach and La Mer, and the world-famous Dubai Mall.

The city also features a number of destinations that are ideal for eco-tourists, such as Hatta, a mountain enclave that is a real showcase for the natural beauty of the emirate.

Al Marmoom, the region’s biggest project of its type aimed at tourists, offers a unique opportunity for desert exploration and is the UAE’s first unfenced desert conservation reserve.

Anyone interested in coming to Dubai to experience any of these delights should take out travel insurance before they do so.

Travel insurance offers peace of mind through a guarantee of financial protection in the event of unexpected travel occurrences such as illness or cancelled flights.


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