Dubai named World's Leading Destination in 2015

Dubai came out on top for the third year in a row and fifth time in history as the World's Leading Destination

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There are plenty areas of planet we can’t deny are absolutely incredible for many reasons… Las Vegas, London, New York. But now there’s no denying Dubai is the best city in the world.

The emirate has just been announced the World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards 2015.

Up against the likes of Cape Town, South Africa, Jamaica, Maldives and Seychelles, Dubai has won the accolade for the third year in a row.

Since 1996, previous winners include India, Orlando, Paris, London, Las Vegas, plus Dubai again in 2008 and 2004. The recent triumph means the city has won five times, more than any other destination.

Other locations up for the gong this year include Ambergris Cave in Belize, Malaysia, Marrakech in Morocco, Queenstown in New Zealand, Quito in Ecuador, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Saint-Petersburg in Russia, Sydney in Australia and Yorkshire in England.

It come more than one month after Dubai was named the no.1 city to spend New Year’s Eve in, based on trending flight searches.

This was the only triumph for the Dubai at the World Travel Awards, see below for the list of other areas Dubai came out on top:


World’s Leading Hotel Apartment
- JA Oasis Beach Tower


World's Leading Luxury Hotel Apartments
- Sofitel Dubai The Palm Luxury Apartments


World's Leading Luxury Hotel Penthouse
- Superior 4 Bedroom Penthouse @ Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah


World's Leading MICE Hotel
- Madinat Jumeirah


World's Leading Resort Residences
- Royal Residences @ Jumeirah Zabeel Saray


World’s Leading Business Hotel
- Grosvenor House


World’s Leading Desert Resort
- Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa


World’s Leading Design Hotel
- Armani


World’ Leading Beach Villas
- Beachfront Villas at One&Only The Palm


World’s Leading Hotel Service
- Sofitel Downtown


World's Leading Landmark Resort
- Atlantis The Palm


World's Leading Lifestyle Hotel
- The Address Downtown


World's Leading Sports Resort
- The Meydan Hotel, Dubai

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