Most searched destinations from United Arab Emirates in 2013

| February 4, 2014

There are so many places to visit when you were on the go. Traveled to somewhere tropical where the birds sang and natural fruit beverages sipped while the ocean zephyr blew into your face. Traveled to somewhere that forced you to bundle in warm coats as breath-taking sights of snowy mountains and wildlife satisfied your adventurous eyes.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Running in first place is the capital of the world’s once largest empire ever recorded in human history, London. People searched London for its 2012 Olympic Games. London was searched on various, popular search engines, the reason being the interest in the royal family and its historical landmarks like Big Ben and Tate Modern. London attracts fourteen million international tourists and twenty-seven visitors overnight every year.

Universal Studious Orlando

Universal Studious Orlando

At second place, Singapore a sovereign city-state and island country ranks. Singapore depends heavily on its manufacturing trade for economic support; however, Singapore is the third-highest per capita income in the world. Singapore has many attractions for tourists to visit such as Universal Studious Singapore, a theme park that has a layout and build similar to that of Universal Studious Orlando. Universal Studios Singapore features many themed attractions unique from one another that promise hours of entertainment.

Plaza de la Villa

Plaza de la Villa

Madrid, known to be the capital of Spain ranks third on the most searched destination. Madrid has both incredibly hot summers and fairly cold winters with small chances of rainfall. Madrid features many attractions for tourists including, but not limited to Puerta Del Sol and Plaza de la Villa.

Barcelona Night

Barcelona Night

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain ranked fourth place. Barcelona is trade and tourist based economy that was one of the first European cities to begin with industrialization. Barcelona is the tenth most visited city in the world, third most visited behind Paris and London. There are many tourist attractions at Barcelona including, but not limited to Santa Maria Del Mar church and Fabra Observatory.

Grand Palace

Grand Palace

The Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, Thailand came in fifth place. Thailand is considered an emerging economy that has enjoyed the highest population growth rate between the years 1985 to 1996 by 12.4%.  Tourism makes up at least three percent of Thailand’s economy, landmarks and attractions include, but not limited to Wat Pho and Grand Palace.

Al Zubara Fort

Al Zubara Fort

Doha, the capital city of Qatar comes up as the sixth most searched destination. Doha’s economy is based on oil and natural gas as it is home to the nation’s largest oil and gas companies. Doha has an ever increasing entertainment and art industry. Doha has several attractions for visitors such as museums (Museum of Islamic Arts), Al Zubara Fort and Souq Waquif. Regarding travel to Doha it is recommended to come by plane as it may be difficult to obtain permits to drive through Saudi Arabia (the only country that borders Qatar).

Beirut

Beirut

The largest city and capital of Lebanon, Beirut ranks as number seven. Tourism in Beirut is both vitally and historically important to the economy as it is a major source of revenue. In fact, tourism in Beirut before the Lebanese civil war has been regarded as “The Paris of the Middle East.” According to a 2012 tourist statistic thirty four percent came from other Arabic nations, while thirty-three percent came from Europe, and sixteen percent from the Americas. Take the Beirut tour through the pedestrianized Beirut Central District, the Venetian Gothic architecture, and the high-rise hotels on the districts New Waterfront.

sydney

sydney

Known for its iconic opera building that is shown in many media ranks the eighth among searched destinations is Sydney. Sydney is the most populous city in Australia known for its Auburn Botanical Gardens and the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world. Sydney collected at least $11.7 billion in 2012 from more than ten million international and domestic tourists.

Musee de la Castre

Musee de la Castre

Cannes, France entered into the searched destinations in ninth place. Cannes is famous for the annual Cannes Film Festival as well as its luxury hotels, shops and restaurants. Cannes is a high-tech technopolis that economic environment is based on tourism, trade and aviation. Cannes has museums such as Musee de la Castre, medieval Villas of Cannes, and St Marguerite Island for tourists to visit.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Croissants, cheese and wine consumed in the narrow historical streets of a famous place regarded for its romantic stereotype, Paris ranked the last and tenth of the searched destinations from United Arab Emirates. Paris is well known for the famous Eifel Tower and being the capital of France, as well as being one of the most populated cities in the world with a population of twelve million

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