Dubai among world’s best cities for Airbnb rentals with nearly 16,000 listings

Dubai is one of the best destinations in the world for Airbnb deals, according to new data.

The emirate has 15,984 active Airbnb listings, making it one of the cities with the most choices for travelers and short-term renters.

Last month it was announced that Dubai was also one of the most profitable cities for Airbnb owners.

Scroll through the gallery above to see which other cities are the most profitable cities for Airbnb owners

Dubai is ranked 10th among global cities, with London leading the way in having the most listings. The UK capital has 34,135 active properties, followed by Paris with 24,940 and New York with 22,586.

Istanbul is ranked fourth, with 21,625, and Shanghai is fifth, with 20,732. However, Airbnb is expected to cease operations in China.

In total, Airbnb hosts more than seven million rentals worldwide. However, since 2019, the number of active Airbnb rentals has declined, with the total number of listings for the top 10 destinations dropping from 303,535 to 209,682. It marks a 30.92% drop, coinciding with the start of the global pandemic and subsequent travel bans.

Las Vegas is home to the most expensive rentals, with the average night in the US city earning travelers $229.02.

At the other end of the spectrum, Ankara, Turkey has the cheapest average cost per night at $21.05.

Earlier this year, Abu Dhabi signed an agreement with Airbnb to promote the vacation home sector in the capital.

Under the agreement, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Airbnb will collaborate to help develop and grow the sector for visitors looking for alternatives to traditional hotels.

Since then, several properties have been listed on the Short Stay Accommodation Booking Service, with hosted stays, unique properties and luxury accommodation all open for booking.

Cities with the most Airbnb listings

1. London, UK – 34,135

2. Paris, France — 24,940

3. New York, USA – 22,586

4. Istanbul, Turkey — 21,625

5. Shanghai, China — 20,732

6. Chengdu, China — 17,818

7. Rome, Italy — 17,756

8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 17,165

9. Mexico City, Mexico — 16,977

10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15,948

Updated: June 30, 2022, 12:31

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