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10 of the most beautiful cities in Africa to visit at night

A new study has revealed that Cape Town and Johannesburg are in the top ten of the most photographed cities at night.

The study by UK based Premier Inn researched over 250 of the most populated cities in the world on Instagram to reveal the places which are being photographed the most at night.

The number of hashtags for #citybynight were counted and compared for cities in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Known as the gateway to Morocco, it was Casablanca that ranked as the most beautiful city at night in Africa, with 25 800 hashtags – considerably more hashtags than any other African city analysed, and narrowly missing the top 20 rankings.

In the second place, Cairo was another favourite option for evening snaps featuring nighttime shots of al-Muizz Street and the Cairo Tower, with Rabat, Algiers, and Cape Town also making the top five.

Here are the top 10 most popular night-time cities in Africa:

Instagram is the perfect place for holiday inspiration and whilst it’s nice to dream about long haul adventures, there is still plenty to enjoy and discover in many different cities across the world.

When looking at the most popular night-time cities across the globe, it’s the city of love that emerges as favourite amongst users of the social media platform, with over 1 000 000 hashtags for pictures of Paris by night.

Following Paris is London, followed by Athens, Rome and Warsaw.

Europe proved extremely popular with lovers of night-time exploring, with a whopping 18 of the top 20 cities being located in the continent.

In particular, it was France which was the most popular country to explore after dark, with five cities featuring in the top 20 of the most popular cities: Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Marseille.

Dubai typically sees between 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day, however the popular tourist destination based in the UAE ranked as the most beautiful city to visit at night in Asia, with 71 500 hashtags. Dubai and Tokyo also made the top 20 global cities with the most night-time hashtags.

Only one city in the USA made the top 20 global cities with the most night-time pictures – with New York ranking in 14th position with over 50 000 hashtags.

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