Living in the UAE, we're blessed with a lot of great things - world class food and entertainment, year-round sunshine and an endless list of things to do and see for starters, and it seems we're not the only ones who think so.
The annual US News and World report lists the top 30 destinations worldwide for tourists to visit, and this year Dubai placed 10th overall making it the number one destination in the Middle East to visit. Though often likened to Las Vegas, the report believes Dubai is the better spot to visit writing, "People from all over the world flock to these shimmering oases with the same goal: to play hard. But as a vacation spot, Dubai easily trumps ol' Sin City thanks to its gorgeous cream-coloured Gulf shoreline, international culinary scene and larger-than-life attractions."
The city's blend of tradition and modernity was also a factor. "Despite constantly looking to the future, this city isn't quick to let go of its past. It's this dynamic that not only put Dubai on the tourist map but will also keep it there."
Plus, the fact we have the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and the world's largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall, also helped the city nab one of the top spots.
As for which city took out the number one spot? Rome, followed closely by Sydney, whilst postcard-perfect destinations like Santorini, Honolulu, Bali and Phuket followed in the top 20.
See the top 10 below:
1. Rome, Italy
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Porto, Portugal
4. London, United Kingdom
5. Paris, France
6. New York City, United States of America
7. Florence, Italy
8. Prague, Czech Republic
9. Barcelona, Spain
10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates