Not that we needed telling, but it's now official; Dubai has the world's best shoreline.
And we're not just talking aesthetics here. A study done using a mathematical formula scientifically proves why our miles upon miles of sandy coast are the best.
Pipping the likes Gulf of Mexico, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cavelossim in Goa and Thailand's iconic Krabi, Dubai emerged on top thanks to a number of factors.
The whole survey, commissioned by Royal Caribbean and spearheaded by psychologist Dr David Holmes, rated coastlines on the clarity of the horizon, sea colour, sand quality, cleanliness, interesting features, air quality and the weather.
"While this formula may not account for every eventuality, the top ten hopefully helps holidaymakers identify the shorelines which are, scientifically, most impactful," said Dr Holmes.
"All countries have good and bad shorelines; however some are stunning in their unpretentious beauty combined with iconic features.
Shorelines such as Dubai score well across all elements of the formula, whilst others such as Inchydoney in Ireland offer wonderful experiences with the added benefit of attracting smaller crowds."
THE COMPLETE TOP TEN
1 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 Blackpool, United Kingdom
3 Gulf of Mexico, United States of America
4 Cape Cod National Seashore, United States of America
5 Inchydoney, West Cork, Ireland
6 Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia
7 Cape Town, South Africa
8 Cavelossim, Goa, India
9 Krabi, Thailand
10 Whitehaven Beach, Whitehaven Islands, Australia
The report originally appeared in the Daily Mail.