With a projected international visitor traffic of 15.27 million in 2016, Dubai jumped to the world’s top rank based on visitor spending of $31.3 billion, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index released on Thursday.

Dubai also ranks as the world’s fourth-ranked destination city by international overnight visitor arrivals after Bangkok, London, and Paris, while Abu Dhabi has become the world’s third fastest growing destination for international visitors.

“The biggest surprise in this year’s Index is Dubai’s jump to the top rank based on international visitor spending of $31.3 billion, far exceeding the second ranked London estimated at $19.8 billion,” Mastercard said...see more

source: khaleejtimes