UAE ranked the safest place in the world, according to new report

Research reveals that 96.1 percent of people feel safe walking outside at night

UAE ranked the safest place in the world, according to new report

The UAE has officially been ranked the safest place in the world, according to a new study.

The results of the research were announced at the 12th International Symposium for Police Best Practices in Dubai last week, with Singapore coming second.

According to the national agenda index, 96.1 percent of people feel safe walking outside at night.

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.”

Meanwhile, the UAE ranked second in the world – after New York City – for police response time to incidents thanks to GPS systems fitted in patrol cars.

Police officials also hailed the smartphone apps that let residents and visitors make reports or complaints, as well as the low crime rate in the country.

The UAE has been scoring highly in a lot of studies recently, with a report by top consultancy firm BCG ranking the country as one of the happiest in the world last month.

And at the beginning of the year, the nation was named one of the world's best places to work, ranking fourth for economics in HSBC's Expat Explorer survey of more than 22,000 people working abroad.

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

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

And seven in 10 people added that they 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.

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