Two UAE Attractions Make it to TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Landmarks of 2017

Every year, TripAdvisor publishes a list of the Top 25 Landmarks in the world. TripAdvisor is a popular American travel website known for its great reviews of hotels and attractions worldwide.

This time around, two popular landmarks from the UAE made it to the prestigious list. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Burj Khalifa ranked No. 2 and No. 22, respectively. Read on to learn more about these two attractions and other landmarks included in this year’s list.

Two UAE attractions make it to TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Landmarks this year.

Two UAE Attractions among Top 25 Landmarks of 2017

“Grand is an understatement,” TripAdvisor stated about the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. “The architecture, the white marble, and the beautifully maintained green gardens are stunning.” The mosque came in second place, next to Angkor Wat, a religious monument in Cambodia.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque came in second place.

Meanwhile, Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa came in 22nd place. “Seeing it rise into the heavens above the skyline is a sight to behold,” the travel website announced. “Truly a feat of modern engineering and architecture that everyone should check out in Dubai.”

The Burj Khalifa ranked 22nd in the list.

TripAdvisor’s Top 25 LandMarks of 2017 are as follows:

    1. Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
    2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    3. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba – Cordoba, Spain
    4. St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City, Italy
    5. Taj Mahal – Agra, India
    6. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood – St. Petersburg, Russia
    7. Great Wall at Mutianyu – Beijing, China
    8. Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru
    9. Plaza de Espana – Seville, Spain
    10. Duomo di Milano – Milan, Italy
    11. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California
    12. Lincoln Memorial – Washington DC, District of Colombia
    13. Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
    14. Parliament – Budapest, Hungary
    15. Notre Dame Cathedral – Paris, France
    16. Corcovado Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    17. Big Ben – London, United Kingdom
    18. Acropolis – Athens, Greece
    19. Main Market Square – Krakow, Poland
    20. El Ateneo Grand Splendid – Buenos Aires, Argentina
    21. Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) – Bangkok, Thailand
    22. Burj Khalifa – Dubai United, Arab Emirates
    23. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine – Kyoto, Japan
    24. Ruinas Mayas de Tulum – Tulum, Mexico
    25. Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia

Truly, it is a great honor for UAE’s attractions to be included among the top landmarks in the world. This indicates that the country continues to be a popular destination for tourists, business executives, and travelers from all over the globe.