Dubai’s Burj Khalifa ranked among world’s top 10 most popular destinations

World’s tallest tower has been ranked higher than Buckingham Palace in new Uber report



Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower – has been ranked sixth in a list of the world’s most popular tourist destinations of 2018, according to a new list published by Uber.

The ride-sharing app ranked the 15 leading attractions that Uber riders have taken in the past year across the world.

While New York’s Empire State Building topped the list, the Burj Khalifa managed to rank ahead of popular attractions such as the Buckingham Palace in London and Disneyland.

Since its opening in 2010, Burj Khalifa has attracted millions of visitors every year. According to data from 2012 and 2013 – the latest available – an accumulated 3.53 million visitors made the tower the most visited tourist attraction in Dubai.

More recently, in October, the building drew in large crowds with a massive display of lights and music to mark the two-year countdown until the Expo 2020 that is set to be hosted in Dubai.

Later this month, the Burj Khalifa is also anticipated to attract thousands for the 2019 New Year celebrations after developer Emaar announced that fireworks will return to the tower due to popular demand.

Here’s a complete list of the other destinations that made it to Uber’s list for 2018.

TOP 15 MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS OF 2018
As ranked by Uber

1. Empire State Building

Location: New York, US

2. Freedom Tower

Location: New York, US

3. CN Tower

Location: Toronto, Canada

4. Arc de Triomphe

Location: Paris, France

5. Eiffel Tower

Location: Paris, France

6. Burj Khalifa

Location: Dubai, UAE

7. Buckingham Palace

Location: London, UK

8. Disneyland

Location: Paris, France

9. Golden Gate Bridge

Location: San Francisco, US

10. Sydney Opera House

Location: Sydney, Australia

11. The Blue Mosque

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

12. Berlin Wall

Location: Berlin, Germany

13. The Vatican

Location: Vatican City

14. Christ the Redeemer

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15. Great Pyramid of Giza

Location: El Giza, Egypt