Dubai is the top trending travel destination on TikTok

Mabel Roy
Jun 22, 2021

From Dubai to Istanbul, 10 cities are trending on hashtags on the social media platform.

From viral dance routines to coffee trends, TikTok has content that appeals to almost anyone. The social media platform now also caters to travel content as more creators use its short-form video sharing features to share travel inspiration, proving its place alongside the likes of Instagram and Pinterest.

A list of trending destinations curated by worldwide luggage storage company, Bounce, analysed the popularity of cities on TikTok based on the content with the most views to understand which destinations alluded to users the most. Dubai and New York come in the first two positions on the list.

Dubai (40.3 billion views)

United Arab Emirates

Downtown Dubai by sunrise. Image credit | Unsplash

With over 40 billion views to date for videos featuring #dubai, the city has become a popular destination in recent years. Dubai is home to a large number of expatriates, making it a diverse city to visit. A melting pot of cultures, the city is home to luxurious hotels, restaurants, lively nightlife and an impressive skyline. Hence, it is no surprise it’s so popular among users social media users.

New York City (23.8 billion views)

United States

Manhattan’s famous skyline. Image credit | Unsplash

The cultural capital of the USA, New York City is one of the world’s leading metropolises for art, food, fashion and theatre. Home to the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, the city has a very unique energy and beat that attracts visitors from all across the globe. From the culture to the food and beautiful architecture, #NYC is a favourite among travel junkies.

Istanbul (18 billion views)


Hagia Sophia is a must-see. Image credit | Unsplash

Over 2,500 years of history, culture and traditions define Istanbul – the transcontinental metropolis is richly influenced by the ancient empires that once ruled the city. It is also home to numerous architectural wonders like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque among others.

London (15.4 billion views)

United Kingdom

Cloudy skies overlook Big Ben. Image credit | Unsplash

An international city, London attracts over 20 million visitors every year. It’s not just Big Ben or Buckingham Palace to appeals to tourists, as the England capital has a large array of museums, shops and restaurants – a little something for everyone. London’s vibrant diversity makes the city a great place to visit to enjoy a myriad of entertainment, sports and cultural events.

Barcelona (14.3 billion views)


Sunset view of Gran Via in Madrid. Image credit | Unsplash

Barcelona’s beaches and brilliant architecture are what make it so popular among tourists. One of the most attractive cities in Europe, the city’s modern art museums, serene parks and tasty tapas are only some of the many highlights.

Paris (12.1 billion views)


Paris’s famous Eiffel Tower. Image credit | Unsplash

Often called “the city of love” or “the city of lights”, Paris is a leading hub for business, entertainment, art and culture. Famous for its café culture, the city is also home to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Moulin Rouge, and couture fashion. As one of the most glamorous cities in the world, Paris provides plenty of opportunities to photographs.

Hawaii and Miami (10 billion views)

United States

Miami beach and Hawaii coast. Image Credit | Istock and Pixabay

With 10 billion views each, Hawaii and Miami are bucket-list destinations for most people. While Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, the aloha spirit, rolling waves and green mountains, Miami is a popular party hotspot and well-known for its Art Deco architecture. Both destinations are lively getaways with entertainment all year-round.

Mumbai (9.6 billion views)


Mumbai’s Gateway of India. Image credit | Unsplash

India’s most populated city, Mumbai has likewise populated TikTok feeds like 9.6 billion views. Home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Elephanta Caves, the city is also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry. From a variety of street food to the largest tropical forest in an urban zone, Mumbai is a bustling city that attracts visitors from across the world.

Toronto (9.0 billion views)


Sunset over downtown Toronto. Image credit | Unsplash

Toronto is a dynamic metropolis famous for its world-class museums, shopping destinations, a smorgasbord of dining options, and activities throughout different seasons throughout the year. It is also home to many skyscrapers including the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.

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