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REVEALED: The world's best cities for quality of life

Dubai the only Middle East city to make list dominated by European and US destinations

REVEALED: The world's best cities for quality of life
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REVEALED: The world's best cities for quality of life
REVEALED: The world's best cities for quality of life
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Dubai has been named the tenth best city in the world for quality of living, according to a survey of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Click here to see our gallery of the best cities in the world for quality of life.

Of the top 71 destinations in the world, a survey of High Net Worth Investors (HNWI) placed the emirate within the top ten, making it the only city in the Middle East and North Africa to make the top 20 rankings.

The 2012 edition of The Wealth Report, compiled by London-based property consultants Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank, placed Dubai between world renowned cities such as Miami and Barcelona, while London topped the list for the best quality of living in the world.

With its advanced infrastructure network, entertainment outlets and mix of cultures, Dubai regularly tops the lists for the best quality of living in the region.

Last year’s Mercer Quality of Living survey ranked Dubai number one in the Middle East and Africa, although only 74 overall.

In light of the Mercer also did a survey on personal safety and this time Abu Dhabi topped the list and 23 globally, followed by Muscat (29th), Dubai (39th) and Doha (67).

“Some of this region’s cities, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, and Muscat, Oman, rank quite high on the personal safety list, mainly due to their internal stability and low crime levels,” the Mercer report said.

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Paolo C 7 years ago

How realistic! London based consultant places London top of the list!

Jon 7 years ago

The green eyed monster clearly rearing its head here, Paolo.

Anonymous 7 years ago

London is a great city if you can afford to take advantage of all it offers. I can understand why high net worth individuals like enjoy London.

For the average person making say 50,000 Pounds a year, Dubai offers a much better quality of life regarding what that 50K can do for you versus attempting to live in London, which is not possible unless you live in a shoebox! 50K in Dubai can offer a much better quality of life along with the tax free benefits.

procan 7 years ago

Paolo might have a point .London may have jaundice yellow eye here as consultant. But once again We are playing the top 10 reality game .My favorite fantasy show is "Game of Thrones" it seems Brits love the "Game of Lists".....biggest, longest, riches, ect ,ect.

Mick 7 years ago

Quality of life for, perhaps, 25% of the residents. Not so quality when you are standing in 50 degree heat waiting for your rickety old bus to take you to 10 hours of relentless, sometimes life threatening labour, only to come back to squalor and no aircon for your cup of rice.

saJlIYoiEyHMBsyikDa 7 years ago

Me dull. You smart. That's just what I neeedd.