As a result of the Expat City Ranking 2022, released by InterNations, a global community platform for expats, Dubai, the major financial center of the UAE, has been ranked as the second most popular destination for expats in the world.
Foreigners expressed their delight at the ease of settling into the city, with foreigners stating that they were impressed that government services are available online, as well as the ease of dealing with local authorities in this city.
The number one spot went to Valencia in Spain, followed by Mexico City in third place. This is one of the most notable results in the Expat Essentials Index, as Dubai claimed the highest score in the Admin Topics Subcategory of the Index.
In the Ease of Settling in Index, Dubai stood eighth out of 50 cities around the world, with expats praising the city’s social life and its welcoming attitude. A highly rated city, ranked sixth in the Quality of Life Index, was also given to the city.
In Dubai, expats have also expressed their appreciation for the infrastructure that is available for vehicles, especially cars, and have rated the culture and nightlife as well as the culinary diversity and dining options to be highly regarded. According to the Working Abroad Index, the city came in sixth place with its business culture being praised by expats for encouraging creativity in the workplace.
Approximately 12,000 expatriates from 177 nationalities participated in the Expat City Ranking 2022 survey conducted annually to assess the quality of living and satisfaction of expats living in 177 cities across the globe.
Here are the top 10 cities for expats worldwide: