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 Global and Regional Competitiveness Reports

In addition to ‘Dubai competitiveness Report 2018’, several reports issued by regional and global organizations, think tanks, and journals have highlighted the high ranks that Dubai gained in many sectors particularly real estate, tourism, retail and aviation.  

Rank



Index



Issuing Authority

1

Globally as the best city for the expatriates to live in for (4) executive years.  

Mercer's 2016 “Quality of Living” Survey on the Middle East.

1

Globally in the investment strategy index (2014-2015).

Foreign Direct Investment Magazine issued by the Financial Times.

1

Globally in terms of the diversified nationalities of population.

World Migration Report 2015.

1

Dubai International Airport has the highest annual occupancy of international passengers for 2017 for the four executive years.

Dubai Airports Company.

1

Globally in terms of getting electricity Index (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority).

Doing Business 2018 report by the World Bank.

1

In the Middle East and Africa and 23rd globally in terms of Global Power City Index (GPCI). 

Urban Institute

1

Globally as the best centers for retail expansion Index for 2016.

Alliance Business Centers Network.

1

Regionally and 13th globally in the Index of Corporate Innovation (2018).

‘Connecting Commerce, Business Confidence in the Digital Environment Report’ issued by Economist Intelligence Unit, Economist, in association with Telstra.   

1

Globally in ‘Islamic Economy Enabling Free Zone Cities Index’ for 2017.

Free Zones Outlook Report, Thomson Reuters.

2

Globally in ‘Aerospace Cities of the Future Index’ (2016-2017).

fDi Intelligence

2

Globally, Dubai Courts ranked among the world's 10 best courts and won the Top 10 Court Technology Solutions Award for implementing technological solutions in the judicial field.

The International Association for Court Administration (IACA) in collaboration with the National Association for Court Management (NAMC) in Washington D.C

2

Globally, as the most important international shopping destination  

Annual retail report produced by CBRE.

2

Globally in Diamond Trade (2014).

Bloomberg

2

Globally as world's best tourist destinations (2017).  

 “Sunday Mirror”

3

Globally as the most important tourist attraction (2018).

“Décor” Website

3

Globally in the number of skyscrapers

The Skyscraper Center of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

3

Globally as the most attractive cities for Entrepreneurs Index (2016).

Global Alliance Network

3

Globally as among the global cities for green buildings (2017).

Core Savills Report on Sustainability and Wellness

3

Globally in the rate of tourist attraction vs. number of population (2017).

«On The Go Tours» Site

4

Globally as one of the most popular city (2016)

MasterCard

4

Globally as the best destination for retail (2016).

«Destination Retail report» by JLL

4

Globally as one of the best cities in wellbeing and prosperity (2016).   

Arcadis


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