New York Times' Places to Go in 2014: Dubai Makes it to the List!
Yay for Dubai! The city we live in is on New York Times' 52 Places to Go in 2014 list!
Dubai was number 23 and described as "Reborn, relentless and still over the top". The NY Times' feature continued, "Five years ago, one of the planet’s most ambitious cities appeared to be dying. Crushed with debt, Dubai found its megaprojects and skyscrapers scuttled or scrapped. The city went from juggernaut to joke. But now, it’s back. Economically surging, Dubai has won its bid to host World Expo 2020 and has unveiled its Tourism Vision, also for 2020, a plan to attract 20 million tourists - double the current crowd. October witnessed the first passenger terminal at Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport, and travelers will discover colossal new hotels like the 555-room Conrad Dubai and the 77-story JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, which Guinness World Records recognizes as the tallest hotel in the world. This year, a new tram system will be inaugurated, along with some theme parks, including the first phase of Dubai Adventure Studios, the first phase of IMG, and Holy Quran Park (devoted to the Islamic holy book)."
Cape Town in South Africe topped the list, followed by Christchurch, New Zealand in the second spot and North Coast, Carolina took the third spot. Fourth place went to the Albanian Coast while Downtown Los Angeles was in fifth place.
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