Dubai, one of the major financial centers of the United Arab Emirates, has been ranked as the second-best destination for expats, according to the Expat City Ranking 2022 by InterNations, a global community platform for expats. The city received high marks for its ease of settling in, with foreigners praising the government services provided online and stating that it is easy to deal with local authorities. Spain’s Valencia topped the list, while Mexico City came third.
Dubai claimed the highest score in the Expat Essentials Index and its Admin Topics Subcategory. In the Ease of Settling in Index, Dubai stood eighth, with expats praising the city for its social life and feeling welcome. The city also ranked highly in the Quality of Life Index, ranked sixth.
Expats in Dubai were also impressed with the infrastructure for vehicles, especially cars, and ranked the culture and nightlife as well as the culinary variety and dining options highly. The city came in sixth in the Working Abroad Index, with expats praising the local business culture for encouraging creativity.
The annual Expat City Ranking 2022 survey evaluates the quality of life and satisfaction of approximately 12,000 expatriates from 177 nationalities. It is a valuable resource for expats looking to relocate since it provides insights into the best countries and cities to live and work in.
Overall, Dubai has successfully created an environment that is welcoming and supportive to expats, with a high standard of living and a wide range of cultural, recreational, and entertainment options. The city offers a high-quality infrastructure and excellent transport connections, making it an attractive destination for expats looking for a new home.