The glittering UAE city tops a ranking of popular international destinations for Brits to spend the months of December, January and February.
Tripadvisor has compiled the list using search and ‘sentiment data’ (positive and negative opinions), placing the research in second place to Costa Adeje in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Third comes NYsurpassing popular European cities Paris and Amsterdam, which rank fourth and fifth on the list, respectively.
At number six is the famous holiday resort Benidorm, on the Mediterranean coast of Spainfollowed by Puerto Del Carmen (seventh) in Lanzarote.
Completing the list is ThailandBangkok, the capital of Spain (8th), followed by two highly sought-after locations in Spain’s Canary Islands, Playa Blanca. (ninth) in Lanzarote, and Playa de las Americas in sunny Tenerife (tenth).
Tripadvisor also compiled a list of the fastest-growing international destinations, with Hong Kong taking the top spot, followed by Tokyo in second place.
THE MOST POPULAR WINTER HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS ABROAD FOR BRITISH PEOPLE
Popular international destinations
1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2. Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
3. New York, USA
4. Paris, France
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
6. Benidorm, Spain
7. Puerto del Carmen, Spain
8. Bangkok, Thailand
9. Playa Blanca, Spain
10. Playa de las Americas, Spain
Fastest growing international destinations
1.Hong Kong, China
2. Tokyo, Japan
3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
4. Saint Augustine, Spain
5. Siem Reap, Cambodia
6.Hoi An, Vietnam
7. Hanoi, Vietnam
8. Muscat, Oman
9. Seville, Spain
10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The travel company has also revealed the 10 most popular national destinations to travel to in the months of December, January and February.
London tops the ranking, followed by the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, in second place and York in third place.
Also on the list are the north-west cities of Liverpool (fourth), Manchester (fifth) and Blackpool (sixth). The rest of the ranking is made up of Bath (seventh), Glasgow (eighth), Birmingham (ninth) and Belfast, in tenth place.
The fastest-growing domestic destinations, according to Tripadvisor, are Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland (first) and Broadway (second), an idyllic town in the Cotswolds.
Tripadvisor also shared the fastest-growing international destinations for Christmas travel, revealing where Brits are looking to travel for a break between December 21, 2023 and January 1, 2024.
Amsterdam takes first place, followed by Cancun, Mexico (second) and Rovaniemi, Lapland (third).
For those looking for a budget-friendly winter getaway, Tripadvisor suggests booking for January 2024, which happens to be the most “affordable” month.
“The week of January 15 is the cheapest for Bora Bora, Siem Reap, New York and Paris,” says the travel agency.
Looking ahead, it looks to be a busy year for travel as Tripadvisor reveals that four in five Brits (83 per cent) plan to book a holiday next year, around a third (31 per cent) of whom He plans to take three to four trips throughout the year.
Tripadvisor says hotels are by far the most preferred type of accommodation by 2024, at 80 percent, followed by vacation rentals at 27 percent.
MOST POPULAR DOMESTIC WINTER VACATION DESTINATIONS
Most Popular Domestic Destinations for Winter Travel
Fastest growing domestic destinations
1. Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
2. Broadway, Cotswolds
3.Eastbourne, East Sussex
4. Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross
5. South Queensferry, Edinburgh
6. Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
7. St Ives, Cornwall
8. Newquay, Cornwall
9. Chester, Cheshire
10. Aviemore, Scottish Highlands
Fastest-growing international destinations for Christmas travel (December 21, 2023 – January 1, 2024)
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2. Cancun, Mexico
3. Rovaniemi, Lapland
4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
5. Punto Cana, Dominican Republic
6. Istanbul, Türkiye
7. Paris, France
8. Paphos, Cyprus
9. Tulum, Mexico
10. Antalya, Türkiye