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90% of Dubai residents would raise a family in the emirate: report

Dubai Pulse 2015 shows most residents happy with infrastructure, peace and order

90% of Dubai residents would raise a family in the emirate: report

More than 90 percent of Dubai residents consider the emirate a suitable place for raising a family, according to the Dubai Pulse 2015 report.

The report was released on Monday by The General Secretariat of the Dubai Executive Council.

It revealed 93.7 percent of people would raise a family in Dubai due to the city’s infrastructure, peace and order and basic government services, reported Gulf News.

The survey was drafted as part of the Dubai Plan 2021. No information was released on the number or demographic of survey respondents.

A total of 92 percent of residents felt they were treated with respect, 72.4 percent said they could rely on friends for moral support and 94 percent said they felt safe walking alone at night in Dubai. About 86 percent said they would recommend Dubai as a place to live to friends.

The index revealed that the average travel time during peak hours was 1.89 hours. Public transportation usage rate stood at 14 per cent, while the satisfaction rate with the quality of infrastructure was 84 percent. Satisfaction rates with infrastructure related to pedestrians was 76 per cent.

The average time for police to respond to emergencies was 11.62 minutes, the average response time of ambulances to emergencies was nine minutes and for Civil Defence the response time was 9.8 minutes.

Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al Sheibani, Secretary-General of the Dubai Executive Council, said the Dubai Pulse report results reaffirmed the emirate was able to take firm steps towards achieving happiness for all members of the community, said the report.