Burj Khalifa Named Among World’s Most Visited Attractions

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Dubai’s very own Burj Khalifa is one of the world’s most visited attractions, according to Uber.

The company has compiled a list, based on the number of journeys taken by Uber passengers in 2018, to ascertain where its customers were travelling to this year.

According to the collated data, the Empire State Building is the world’s most visited attraction, followed by the Freedom Tower and the CN tower.

The Burj Khalifa currently stands as the world’s tallest building, at a staggering 828 metres tall. The tower cost around $1.5 billion to construct.

The Dubai landmark beat off the likes of Buckingham Palace and the Sydney Opera House to be named as the sixth most popular destination in 2018. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris came in at fourth and fifth place. The three countries that clocked the most Uber miles over the course of the year were the US, Brazil and India.

Uber launched in Dubai in 2013 and has since expanded to offer many of its extended services in the city, including UberEats and UberChopper – its helicopter ride service. The company also released data on food ordered via UberEats, revealing that toast and avocado were the trendiest foods for 2018, while plant-based foods and smoothie bowls are likely to be the most popular items on the menu for 2019.

Here is the full list of Uber’s most popular travel destinations for 2018:

1. Empire State Building, New York

2. One World Trade Center, New York

3. CN Tower, Toronto

4. Arc de Triomphe, Paris

5. Eiffel Tower, Paris

6. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

7. Buckingham Palace, London

8. Disneyland, Anaheim

9. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

10. Sydney Opera House

11. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

12. Berlin Wall

13. The Vatican, Vatican City

14. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

15. Great Pyramid of Giza



Source Credit: The National


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