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Dubai among top 10 global cities for livability, lovability, & prosperity

Paris, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Seoul were in order of importance, with London at the top of the list

According to the World’s Best Cities Report published by Resonance Consultancy, Dubai is among the top 10 cities in the world for livability, lovability, and prosperity.

San Francisco, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Washington, Istanbul, Vienna, Toronto, Boston, Melbourne, Zurich, Sydney, and many more cities are rated as being worse places to live, work, and flourish than Dubai.

Paris, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Seoul were in order of importance, with London at the top of the list.

Walkability, sights and landmarks, parks and recreation, airport connectivity, museums, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, attractions, educational attainment, human capital, Fortune 500 global companies, the number of start-ups, and other factors are covered under the key indices of livability, lovability, and prosperity.

“The city has made breaking world records a national pastime: tallest, longest, fastest, and largest. It is famed for outlandish buildings like Palm Jumeirah, home to Atlantis, the Palm, and the famous Tom Cruise Burj Khalifa, the highest structure in the world. Consider it, and the city has likely already taken action,” the report stated.

Its abundance of never-ending malls, aquariums, indoor ski parks, dancing fountains, fantasy theme parks, and Disneyfied water playgrounds that pay homage to Hollywood, Bollywood, Marvel, and Lego, as well as countless family-friendly resorts, is no surprise that the Emirati city ranks number eight in Resonance’s ‘Attractions’ subcategory, according to the report.

In terms of regional cities, Riyadh is placed 28th, Doha is 36th, Kuwait is 58th, and Muscat is 89th. Abu Dhabi is ranked second in the Arab world and 25th overall.

As our cities move past the COVID epidemic, they do so with the knowledge gained from lockdowns and outside safe places still fresh in their minds.

According to Chris Fair, president and CEO of Resonance Consultancy, “Our urban centres and their citizens, present and future, are fundamentally rethinking what they consider desirable in a place to live, work, or play.”

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