Nine out of ten of the best spots in the Middle East are located in the United Arab Emirates
A new survey has revealed that the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai is the most beautiful five-star hotel in the world, followed by the Soneva Jani in the Maldives and the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The list, compiled by Money.co.uk, is based solely on Instagram data. The website said it analyzed more than 10 million Instagram hashtags associated with five-star hotels around the world.
Those with the most Instagram hashtags were then ranked from highest to lowest to create a list of the most picturesque in the world.
Dubai‘s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has racked up 2,428,501 Instagram hashtags from guests sharing its beauty with their followers.
Although the hotel is officially classified as a five star, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is widely known as a seven star hotel due to its extravagance.
Second on the global list is Soneva Jani – the perfect floating villas in the Maldives – which has 415,461 hashtags, followed by Bellagio Las Vegas in third place with 161,088 Instagram hashtags.
Additionally, eight of the finest hotels in the Middle East are located in Dubai; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is first, Palazzo Versace takes second place with 43,615 hashtags, followed by Jumeirah Al Naseem in third place.
Taj Dubai is fourth, Park Hyatt Dubai is fifth, followed by Royal Meridien Beach Resort, then Waldorf Astoria Dubai. Rounding out the list is W Dubai – The Palm.