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Dubai among world’s best cities for expats

Dubai has been ranked second best in the world for expats, according to a study by InterNations

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Dubai has been ranked second best city in the world for expats, according to a study by InterNations.

In the Expat City Ranking 2022, the top three destinations – Valencia, Dubai and Mexico City – all do very well when it comes to ease of settling in.

Most expatriates indicated that they feel comfortable dealing with the local authorities and are happy with government services online.

Additionally, 70 percent said they are satisfied with their current jobs and believe the local business culture encourages creativity.

Valencia, in Spain, topped the list of best cities for expats. Dubai ranked first in the Expat Essentials Index and its Admin Topics Subcategory.

Expatriates in Dubai reported that it is easy to deal with the local authorities (66 percent vs. 40 percent globally), and 88 percent are happy with the availability of government services online (vs. 61 percent worldwide). However, 18 percent are unhappy with access to online services (vs. 7 percent globally).

In the Ease of Settling In Index Dubai grabbed the 8th position.

Social Life

Expats are happy with their social life (68 percent happy vs. 56 percent globally) and feel welcome in Dubai (81 percent vs. 66 percent globally) – and the Quality of Life Index (6th) are two more highlights.

Nearly all expats (95 percent) are satisfied with the infrastructure for cars (vs. 75 percent globally), and they rank both the culture and nightlife (5th) and the culinary variety and dining options (3rd) highly.

Dubai ranked sixth in the Working Abroad Index.

Jobs in Dubai

Expats are happy with their jobs (70 percent satisfied vs. 64 percent globally) and report that the local business culture encourages creativity (78 percent vs. 51 percent globally).

The Expat Insider survey listed the best countries and cities for expats to live and work in.

The study has been carried out by InterNationss annually since 2017.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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