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Dubai Best city to live and work in 2021

February 01, 2022

Dubai has improved its global ranking among the best cities to live and work in 2021, as it has been rated the third best city for expats in the world according to “InterNationsorg”, a community for expatriates and global minds.

Dubai’s rating jumped from 20th in 2020 to 3rd best in 2021 out of 57 cities, with expatriates saying they find it very easy to settle in and find the quality of life exceptionally good, according to InterNations, a community for expatriates and global minds.

Importantly, expats also find Dubai the easiest city in the world to live in without speaking the local language. Moreover, more than eight out of 10 describe the local people as generally friendly towards foreign residents, which account for more than 80 per cent of the UAE’s population.

The survey found that more expats feel at home in Dubai than in other cities and also find it easier to make new friends in the emirate, thanks to its diversity as it’s home to more than 190 nationalities across the globe.

Dubai also performs very well in the quality of the urban living index. Expats are happy with the political stability and feel safe here.

A recent study by Gallup’s 2021 Global Law and Order also rated the UAE first in the safety index as about 95 per cent of the residents said they feel safe walking alone at night.