Dubai ranked as one of the best cities for driving

Emirate listed second in ranking of 100 cities around the world
Dubai ranked as one of the best cities for driving
Sheikh Zayed Road during a morning rush hour in Dubai Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images
By Staff writer
Sat 30 Sep 2017 02:54 PM

Dubai has been ranked as the second best city for driving, according to a new German survey.

Ranked across a range of factors, Dubai came in second in the list of 100 cities worldwide, behind the German city of Dusseldorf.

The survey found that Dubai’s level of congestion was 26 percent, with an average speed of 51 kilometres per hour. Dubai also fared well in the ‘road traffic injuries score’, coming in eighth in the list (9.13 out of 10).

Zurich, Tokyo and Basel rounded off the top five, followed by Singapore, Dortmund, Vienna, Munich and Calgary in Canada in the overall top ten.

Bottom of the list was Kolkata, followed by Karachi, Lagos, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Mumbai.

The study, carried out by German auto parts retailer kfzteile24, examined several factors, including congestion levels, public transport options, average cost of parking, cost of fuel, average speeds, levels of air pollution, accidents and fatalities, road quality and the frequency/perception of road rage.

Any traffic delays or congestion caused by temporary construction work were not taken into account for this study. Click here for full details on how the methodology behind the study.

“Cars are an important accessory of modern life, and the means by which many use to get from A to B. Yet poor urban planning or a lack of civil education can make driving the most stressful experience of somebody’s day.” said Thomas Kloubert, CMO of kfzteile24.

“We hope that this study will act as a catalyst for those cities in the negative end of the ranking to invest in safer, cleaner and more efficient roads, and consider how methods adopted by higher scoring cities can be utilised in their own locations.”

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