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Forbes named it the "shopping capital of the Middle East." That's tax-free to you. Beyond that, there are some sites that appeal to Web browsers: From an indoor ski slope located at the Dubai Mall to the Nad al Sheba racetrack that races camels by day, thoroughbreds by night, this city has to be seen to be believed.

Year in Review 2012: Most searched-for cities

One point we've gathered from the millions of searches on Yahoo! -- our users let their fingers do the traveling. We've tracked surges of searches on the Web to these top cities in the last year to see what most captures the attention of vacationers. And it's a diverse and at times surprising list. Here, the most searched-for cities on Yahoo!. -- By Claudine Zap, Yahoo!