Everyone has their own bucket list and preferences when it comes to choosing a new and different travel destination. While a great shopping experience is a priority for many, others are more inclined towards beachy vibes and where the party’s at! The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one such country that offers everything under one roof. Pegged as the ideal tourist destination, it boasts of a variety of options, ranging from a plethora of food choices to amusement parks, boat rides, seasonal gigs and malls among others. Not many know that the UAE was also ranked third on Numbeo’s list of the safest countries in the world, according to a previous report published by the global database, which recently released its Crime Index by Country 2020, making it an even more appealing tourist hotspot.
The world’s pioneering internet database ranked the UAE as the third safest country in the world and the second country in the region, with a safety index score of 84.55 points and a crime index score of 15.45. The UAE is also a great tourist destination courtesy its economic and political stability, strategic location connecting the East and the West and robust infrastructure supporting tourism. It is also well-connected by major airlines of the world and offers a range of accommodation to choose from for all budgets and fancies. It also plays host to a variety of events and activities that cater to all age groups and people with varied interests.
Unique biodiversity such as deserts, oases, mountains, valleys, salt plains, mangroves, beaches and a very rich terrestrial and marine flora and fauna, can also be credited to the country’s growing popularity. Moreover, the UAE is home to more than 200 nationalities from different religious and cultural backgrounds, all of whom live peacefully and are religiously and culturally tolerant. 2019 proved to be the end of a fruitful decade for the UAE Gulf emirate Dubai in terms of tourism. It made history after witnessing an unprecedented high of 16.73 million foreigners or international visitors. This can be translated into a 5.1% increase in tourism volumes compared to the previous year (2018). Tourism now contributes 11.5% of Dubai’s GDP, according to data provided by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. Dubai’s top six source markets in 2019 were India, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Oman, China and Russia.