By Staff writer
Arabian Falcon Holidays survey also says 70% of Dubai tourists would like to stay in the city for longer
Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain have been rated by international tourists as their favourite attractions in the UAE, according to a new survey.
The latest Arabian Falcon Holidays survey, which polled more than 1,200 respondents, showed that more than 70 percent of tourists said they were keen to stay longer in Dubai and explore more.
Dubai’s shopping malls, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, The Palm, and Dubai restaurants were also named as favourites among tourists.
The preferences of international tourists, as revealed by the AFH survey, showed that family destinations top the list of favourites.
Dubai Garden Glow, Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Mosque, Desert Safari, Burj Al Arab, Waterparks, Dubai Parks and Resorts and Global Village are also among the hot favourites.
The AFH survey also revealed the emerging trend of preference for longer stays among tourists. Nearly 50 percent of the tourists spent four to seven days in Dubai, while 23 percent stayed up to two weeks and 8.5 percent of international tourists stayed longer than two weeks in the emirate.
Al Mohannad Sharafuddin, founder of Arabian Falcon Holidays (AFH), the largest independent timeshare player in the Middle East, said: "With a clear vision and a strategic roadmap that focuses on various aspects to attract tourism, Dubai is setting exemplary standards in tourism. Through its numerous achievements Dubai has brought many dreams to reality, and at this pace of growth, we eagerly wait to see its further accomplishments by 2020."For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.