The number 1 holiday destination in the Middle East is...

September 7, 2014
When it comes to holiday destinations, the Middle East has made great strides in recent years to compete with the likes of Europe and Asia in providing some of the best in the world. So we knew that the competition to be named the best destination in the region in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards would be extremely tough. However, there could be only one winner, and that is, of course, Dubai. Home to the world's tallest building, some of the most luxurious hotels on the planet and miles of stunning coastline, the UAE's most populous city is well worthy of its number one spot. And with Abu Dhabi also placing seventh in the top 10, the UAE has a lot to be proud of. The other big winner from the list is Egypt, which has an impressive five destinations - Luxor, Hurghada, Dahab, Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh - in the top 10. Here's the list in full.

1. Dubai, UAE


2. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


3. Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv

4. Cairo, Egypt


5. Dahab, Egypt


6. Jerusalem, Israel


7. Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi

8. Hurghada, Egypt


9. Luxor, Egypt


10. Doha, Qatar

doha Do you believe Dubai is a worthy winner? Does Egypt deserve to have five entries in the top 10? Which other cities would you like to see on this list? Let us know in the comments below. Details: visit