Dubai was named the fifth most Instagrammed city in the world, in a survey conducted by the travel site Wego. This summer alone included around 70m hashtags related to Dubai.
From picturesque beaches to world-class hotels, Dubai is host to a number of popular tourist destinations. City’s Miracle garden, the largest flower garden in the world, and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, are some of the top 5 most Instagrammed places in the world. The Dubai Frame, an architectural landmark located in Zabeel Park, also contributed to the city’s achievement.
Food is also an important reason for Dubai’s high ranking. Of the 70m hashtags, almost 26% included hashtags included food.
The city was only followed by London, Paris, Nice and New York with 118m, 101m, 87m, 83m hashtags respectively.
“The ranking is a huge achievement for Dubai,” says Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director of Wego. “Dubai is the one and only Arab city that’s ranked within the top five. That’s a lot for one city compared to very well-established tourism destinations,” he says.