Dubai Named One Of The World’s Top 10 Cities For Expats

Burj Khalifa, Dubai
… and Abu Dhabi made the top 20

Dubai has been named one of the most attractive cities in the world for expats, according to a new study.

According to the Decoding Global Talent 2018 study by Boston Consulting Group and The Network, Dubai comes in at number six worldwide, with 12 percent of respondents saying that they would be willing to move to Dubai for work. The emirate is the only Middle Eastern city in the top 10, however, Abu Dhabi came in at number 14, placing it comfortably in the top 20.

London was ranked number one, with 22 percent of people saying that they would move there for a job, followed by New York in second spot. Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam round off the top five.

The study, which surveyed 366,000 people, found that 57 percent of workers are open to relocating to another country for a job.
“London continues to be the first-choice city for talent worldwide, New York is the number two city destination, followed by Berlin -showing the preference for well-known cities of the West,” said co-author of the report, Mike Booker.

“But cities in other regions are starting to attract notice. Dubai (the most populous city in the UAE) is now a top 10 city work destination, and Abu Dhabi has moved sharply up the rankings too.”

With Expo 2020 on the horizon, we have no doubt that Dubai will continue climbing up the list.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai