UAE one of the world's best places to work, survey reveals

It ranks above the US, UK, Hong Kong and Australia

UAE one of the world's best places to work, survey reveals

The UAE has been named one of the world's best places to work, according to new research.

The country ranked fourth for economics in HSBC's Expat Explorer survey of more than 22,000 people working abroad, marking its third consecutive year in the top five.

That puts the UAE ahead of other top destinations including the US, UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

Top reasons for moving here including to increase earnings, for career progression and for an improvement in quality of life.

Two thirds of expats say they have more disposable income, with 85 percent paying off debts and building up savings.

And seven in 10 people would recommend the country to someone looking for a new life abroad, which isn't a surprise considering how much there is to do here.

Respondents praised the safety and security in the country, with expats also praising the "easy" lifestyle.

The HSBC report – which reveals that expats here have an average annual income of Dhs569,380 – says: "The financial benefits of a new life here can be substantial.

"Those working and earning here say their income has increased by 40% on average compared with 25% for expats globally.

"More than a fifth even say it has at least doubled since the move."

It continues: "Half have been able to save for their old age, more than half have invested in property and twice as many expats here as globally have been able to save for their children’s future, including their education and eventual inheritance."

In addition to top restaurants, amazing nightlife and loads to do, this is just another reason why Dubai is great.

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