Dubai named best city beach break

The city topped the index thanks to factors including safety, attractions and more

Dubai named best city beach break

Dubai has been named as the best city beach break destination by comparethemarket.com.

The city beat Lisbon in Portugal in second place, while Barcelona in Spain came third, while Tokyo in Japan was fourth. Dubrovnik in Croatia was fifth in the 2019 City Beach Break Index, commissioned by the price comparison website.

The criteria for comparethemarket.com’s rankings was based on average accommodation cost, blue flag status (awarded to beaches and marinas), attractions, average summer rainfall, average summer daily sunshine hours, number of Instagram posts and safety. Dubai scored 82.71 out of 100. Its closest rival in the rankings, Lisbon, scored 69.29.

comparethemarket.com ranked “incredible cities around the world that are beside the coast and offer everything you could want from a beach city break”, so combining the best of both holidays.

Summer months were determined by location – June, July and August for Northern Hemisphere and December, January and February for Southern. The total number of attractions for each city was taken into account too.

It was also named third most Instgrammed city (for the best pictures of 2019 click here) and the third safest city.

For all the must-see and do attractions and things to do in Dubai, click here.

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