MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index, now in its fourth year, provides an annual ranking of 132 of the most important destination cities in the world. It generates estimates of the total number of international visitors to each of these cities each year and their cross-border spending in these cities
In the 2014 edition of the Global Top 20 Top Destination Cities by International Overnight Visitors Dubai is in the 5th position.
In the ratio between international visitors and residents Dubai is in a league of its own, with the highest ratio of 4.8 visitors per resident, up from 4.2 in 2009. Again, Dubai has the highest ratio of international visitors’ spending in the destination on a per resident basis at US$3,863 per resident.