Acoording to a study conducted by global travel website, Big 7 Travel, Dubai is "one of the most glamorous destinations you’ll ever visit."
After analyzing hashtags on social media and an audience survey results, Big 7 Travel came up with a list of 50 of the world's most Instagrammable places – and Dubai came third. The emirate scored higher than New York, Paris and London, but fell behind Hong Kong and Sydney, which came in at number one.
“The high-flying city of the UAE, Dubai is one of the most glamorous destinations you’ll ever visit,” wrote the Big 7 Travel team. “Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline while traditional souks provide colourful photo opportunities.
“Your Insta feed will be full of rooftop lounges, luxury hotels and sunset sand buggying in the desert.”
There were other destinations in the region nominated to the top 50 list and included Petra, Istanbul, Rabat and Cairo.
The website also included an article about the most instagrammable places in Dubai, with Miracle Gardens scoring at number one, followed by Bastakiya and Burj Khalifa. Other places worthy of your Instagram post are The Sum of Us Cafe, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Burj Al Arab.
The top 10 are:
1. Sydney, Australia
2. Hong Kong, China
3. Dubai, UAE
4. New York City, US
6. Tokyo, Japan
7. Lisbon, Portugal
8. Bali, Indonesia
9. London, UK
10. Jaipur, India