Three reasons why... Dubai is still a top draw for expats - in pictures

Latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey gives the emirate high marks
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Dubai consistently ranks among the best cities in the world to live and work
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1. Salaries: According to the survey, the average salary for expats in Dubai is a pretty healthy $138,177 per annum, and 72 percent of expats say that they have more disposable income than they did back home – even accounting for rent and school fees. Expats in Mumbai in India, however, pull in a whopping $217,165.
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2. Social life: Probably related to the previous point about disposable income, but more than a third of Dubai expats say their social lives are busier and better since their move to the emirate – which is a higher ranking than expats in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Paris. The restaurants and food in Dubai ranked highly, too.
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3. Security: This is one of Dubai’s great strengths over other cities, especially London and New York. According to the survey, 76 percent of expats in Dubai say they feel safer and more secure than in their home country, while 68 percent say they would recommend it for its clean and safe spaces. Dubai regularly tops safety polls.
Thu 08 Mar 2018 11:30 AM GST
Last Updated: Thu 08 Mar 2018 10:56 AM GST