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Dubai beach named among world’s best

The emirate’s Al Sufouh beach scored high on a global list of the world’s most eye-catching

With the aim to help inspire travellers to explore the world again, luxury travel company Kuoni has released a list of the most eye-catching beaches across the globe.

The ranking was the result of a study that was conducted with the use of  eye-tracking software to reveal which locations around the world caught people’s eyes the most.

Dubai’s Al Sufouh Beach (known locally as Secret Beach) was named the second most eye-catching beach in the world, with Niyama Private Island Beach in the Maldives taking the top spot.

A Kuoni spokesperson said, “This beach is a must-visit for those looking for fantastic views across the water, as well as a glimpse of some of Dubai’s most impressive buildings. [It’s] the perfect spot for taking in a sunrise or sunset.” 

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The study took 61 natural wonders and beaches from around the globe and tracked users’ gazes, then a sample of 36 people were shown a series of images of different spots. The eye-tracking software calculated the total number of times people looked at different destinations, and the average number of times someone looked at one area was recorded, alongside viewing durations.

The full list of the world’s most eye-catching beaches according to Kuoni’s experiment are: 

  1. Niyama Private Island Beach, the Maldives
  2. Al Sufouh Beach, Dubai, UAE
  3. Bai Sao, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
  4. Cape Drastis, Corfu, Greece
  5. Pensacola Beach, Florida, US
  6. Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland, UK
  7. Numana Alta Beach, Italy
  8. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
  9. Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii, US
  10. Boracay White Beach, Philippines

 

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