Dubai has come out on top in a new study of the most popular city break destinations in the world.
The emirate is coveted for its “glorious sunshine and glistening, luxurious lifestyle”, according to Premier Inn, which conducted the research.
Home to swanky resorts, high end retailers, upscale restaurants and pristine shoreline, the city was the number one choice for travellers from 21 countries.
Dubai is most popular with city break planners from Asia and Africa and is the top search destination on Google for people in South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Nigeria, India and the Maldives.
Paris ranks as the second-most coveted urban destination, with travellers from 16 countries keen to visit the City of Love.
European trip planners favour the French capital which topped search lists in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Third-placed Boston is also the most popular city break destination in the US, topping the list in 12 countries.
The Massachusetts city is the most searched for city in several North and Central American countries including Barbados, Canada and Grenada.