Dubai ranked top for quality of life in new study

quality of life in dubai

Dubai ranks highest in the Middle East in terms of quality of life, followed by Abu Dhabi, a new survey suggests.

According to HR consultancy Mercer’s annual report, the two emirates are top in City Infrastructure as well among Middle Eastern cities.

Dubai beats Geneva (47), Miami (48), San Francisco (55), Barcelona (57), Rome (72) and Kuala Lampur (77).

The ratings are compared using New York as a base city, and weigh factors like political and social stability, education, public services and housing, among others. Infrastructure, and its affect on life quality, was scaled for the first time.

The results are intended to help governments understand what factors affect residents’ quality of living, and designed for multinational companies to “compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments,”

This further underlines that Dubai is the leading place in the middle east to start or continue an expatriate career.

Ruler of Dubai calls on private sector to increase Emiratisation


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has called on the private sector to take part in initiatives which help get more Emiratis into the workplace, says a report in the The National.

At the launch of the “Absher” Initiative in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed praised the UAE’s campaign to promote Emiratisation. The Absher initiative is a programme aimed at strengthening Emiratisation, particularly in the private sector. Sheikh Mohammed also called on the companies who have not yet joined the initiative to come forward and join it without delay, Wam reported.

He added that the private sector controls about five million jobs and is the biggest operator in the country.

“We have secured 1,186 jobs for Emirati jobseekers so far since May 2012, and we are looking to hire 20,000 Emiratis within five years in the private sector,” Sheikh Mansour said.

As you can see, 2013 is set to be full of employment opportunities for Emirati.