For those who savour over-the-top luxuries, Dubai is definitely a city ahead of its years and we’re not the only ones who agree.

Making its mark to the top 20 spots in research conducted by, Dubai has ranked as the 16th most luxurious city in the world.

Based on the total count of luxury venues, Dubai has a total of 188 opulent destinations.


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From the world’s tallest building to a man-made archipelago booming with sophisticated villas, this emirate is surely out-of-the-ordinary. Attracting Michelin-starred chefs from the globe over, Dubai continues to be at the helm of culinary delights. With a high level of extravagance, the city is constantly seeking to improve on its level of perfection.

However, taking the top spot on the list was Paris makes it to the top with a total of 630 luxe venues.

Topping the charts is the city of lights – Paris. Established as a haven of luxury fashion houses since the early days, Paris is home to globally renowned haute couture Maisons varying from Saint Laurent to Givenchy. The French capital is a charming cityscape has become one of the most prominent fashion capitals of the world with its enviable Parisian culture.

Meanwhile, London ranked second on the list. The UK capital’s upscale emporiums and the most sought-after fine-dining outlets, this city offers a surreal escape for all those who visit.

After London, Japan’s capital Tokyo comes in the third position with 478 luxury venues, which include high-end designer labels and first-class staycation venues.


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The complete top 20 luxury cities are as follows:

  1. Paris
  2. London
  3. Tokyo
  4. New York
  5. Seoul
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Shanghai
  8. Singapore
  9. Bangkok
  10. Beijing
  11. Kyoto
  12. Istanbul
  13. Osaka
  14. Taipei
  15. Chicago
  16. Dubai
  17. Sao Paulo
  18. Guangzhou
  19. Los Angeles
  20. Madrid

With Dubai cementing to the 16th position, there’s something for everyone in this iconic destination. Whether you wish to pamper yourself in Dubai with luxury spa deals, nail salons and brow studios, we’ve ensured to create the ultimate guides, to help to make the process of selecting a whole lot easier.

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