According to the World’s Best Cities Report published by Resonance, Dubai is among the top 10 cities in the world for livability, lovability, and prosperity.
Dubai is a rated better city to live, work, and prosper than San Francisco, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington, Istanbul, Vienna, Toronto, Boston, Melbourne, Zurich, Sydney, and many others.
Paris, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Seoul were in order of importance, with London at the top of the list.
The walkability, sights and landmarks, park and recreation, airport connectivity, museums, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, attractions, educational attainment, human capital, Fortune 500 Global Companies, number of startups, and other factors are covered under the key indices of livability, lovability, and prosperity.
“Famed for outlandish developments like Palm Jumeirah, home to Atlantis, the Palm and the made famous by Tom-Cruise Burj Khalifa — the tallest building in the world, the city has, over the years, made breaking world records a national pastime: tallest, longest, fastest, largest. Think of it, and the city’s probably done it,” said the report.
“No wonder it ranks No. 8 in our Attractions subcategory, crammed with never-ending malls, aquariums, indoor ski parks, dancing fountains, fantasy theme parks, and Disneyfied water playgrounds that pay homage to Hollywood, Bollywood, Marvel, and Lego — as well as innumerable family-friendly resorts,” the Resonance report added.
In terms of regional cities, Riyadh is placed 28th, Doha is 36th, Kuwait is 58th, and Muscat is 89th. Abu Dhabi is ranked second in the Arab world and 25th overall.
“As our cities leave the pandemic behind, they walk forward with lessons forged in lockdowns and outdoor safe spaces fresh on their minds. Our urban centers and their citizens, current and future, are completely rethinking what they consider desirable in a place to live, work, or play,” said Chris Fair, president and CEO of Resonance Consultancy.