Dubai Has Been Voted As The Best Place To Live In The MENA Region And It’s Hardly A Surprise


A 2019 survey has revealed Dubai to be the best city to live in the MENA region, and we’re stoked!

Dubai was ranked 74th globally and was voted as the Middle East region’s leading city for providing good quality of life seventh year in a row, according to Mercer Quality of Living survey.

Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, was voted as the second best in the region, coming in 78th place on the list.

The positive scores for the UAE cities can be largely attributed to the following factors: political and social environment, business environment, education and public services.

“The UAE government has progressively worked towards enhancing the country’s infrastructure, safety and stability among other factors to provide a comfortable environment for all residents.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s stability overtime has proved that the cities are undergoing steady enhancements, which are attracting foreign investments and demonstrated a popular destination for employee and company relocation. Access to basic necessities are key drivers to attracting and retaining investors.”

Rob Thissen, Energy sector and Talent Mobility Leader for the Middle East.

Vienna, Austria took the number one spot for the 10th consecutive year…

…followed by Zurich, Switzerland; Vancouver, Canada; Munich, Germany and Auckland, New Zealand respectively.

Baghdad in Iraq was ranked the lowest on the list.

The Quality of Living Survey places 39 different factors into 10 categories to come up with a comprehensive list, and that includes the political and social environment, economic environment, socio-cultural environment, medical and health considerations, schools and education, public services and transportation, recreation, consumer goods, housing and the natural environment.


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