According to the results announced at the 12th International Symposium for Police Best Practices, held in Dubai last week, the United Arab Emirates has officially been ranked the safest place in the world. Singapore came in second.
96.1 percent of people felt safe walking by themselves outside at night, according to the national agenda index.
Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai, told delegates at the event: “The UAE’s policies and strategies were behind the achievement to make the country the safest in the world.”
The UAE also ranked second in the world, behind New York City, for police response time due to the GPS systems now fitted in patrol cars. This enabled police to get to incident locations quickly.
Smartphone apps enabled and made it easier for residents and visitors to register reports and complaints and played a major role in lowering the crime rates in the country according to police officials.
Off late, the UAE has been scoring highly in a lot of studies. It was ranked as one of the happiest places in the world last month by top consultancy firm Boston Consulting Group.
HSBC‘s Expat Explorer survey of more than 22,000 people working abroad, taken at the beginning of the year, ranked the UAE fourth for economics and named it as one of the best places to work in the world.
Major factors for relocating to the UAE included career progression, increased savings, and an improved quality of life.
Two third of the of expats claimed they had more disposable income and 85 percent claimed to pay off debts which in turn enabled them to increase savings.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that seven out of ten people would recommend the UAE to someone looking to relocate, especially with the variety of recreational activities available and the wholesome family environment.