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Liveability

Affordable living in a global city

Mon, July 25, 2022

The combination of zero income taxes and relatively low living costs has made Dubai one of the world’s hottest destinations among highly skilled professionals.

The combination of zero income taxes and relatively low living costs has made Dubai one of the world’s hottest destinations among highly skilled professionals.

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0%

Tax-free income

The UAE levies no tax on corporate profits or personal income, nor dividends and interest earned on savings.

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4th

Best city to relocate to

UK-based Money rated Dubai the fourth best city in the world to relocate to in its 2021 Relocation report.

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4th

Consumer purchasing power

Deutsche Bank ranked Dubai fourth out of 56 global cities in the consumer purchasing power index of its Mapping the World’s Prices report.

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86%

Best quality of life

86% of respondents in HSBC’s 2021 Expat Explorer study said Dubai offers better living standards than their home country.

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1st

COVID-19 vaccinations

The UAE is the world’s most COVID-19 vaccinated country per head of population, with more than 24 million doses administered as of March 2022.

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1st

COVID-19 resilience

The UAE Ranked first among 53 cities worldwide in Bloomberg’s February 2022 COVID-19 Covid Resilience Report.

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3rd

Personal safety Dubai

Dubai Ranked third worldwide for safety and security in InterNations’ 2021 Expat Insider Report.

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7th

Safety & security

The UAE ranked seventh worldwide for overall safety and security in World Economic Forum’s 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness report.

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1st

Most private schools

Dubai boasts more private international schools than any other city worldwide.

Source: The National
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2nd

Knowledge Economy

The UAE ranked second in the MENA region for knowledge in the IMD World Competitiveness report.

Source: IMD World
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295,000

Higher education students

There are 295,000 students enrolled in higher education institutions in the UAE, with 35% of this number being women.

Source: FCSC

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