The emirate of Abu Dhabi.


The world’s safest city is in the UAE


DUBAI – For the second year in a row, an emirate in the UAE has been ranked as the safest city in the world.

Which emirate is it? Abu Dhabi.

According to global data provider Numbeo, Abu Dhabi has been ranked the safest city in the world and scored the lowest crime index from out of 300 cities.

Dubai came in the 11th place in the list of the world’s safest cities, according to Numbeo.

“Safety is paramount when choosing a city to visit or live and work in and we are proud to be the top of the list for the second year running,” said Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

“Our capital’s strong reputation for safety and a virtually crime-free society is a testament to the ongoing efforts to establish the Emirate as a destination of distinction with international standards of safety. And we hope that adds to all visitors and residents of Abu Dhabi enjoying their time and making the most of our renowned Emirati hospitality,” Ghobash said.

In the top five cities of the world are Doha (Qatar), coming in second place after Abu Dhabi, Osaka (Japan), Singapore and Basel (Switzerland).

Numbeo’s latest survey ranked 338 cities and also measures the cost of living, pollution, the cost of travel and quality of life.

Abu Dhabi’s crime index was 13.63, improving from last year’s index of 14.41. Dubai showed a slight improvement in the crime index from 19.50 last year to 19.03 this year.

10 safest cities in the world

10. Zurich
9. Munich
8. Bern
7. Tokyo
6. Osaka
5. Quebec City
4. Singapore
3. Basel
2. Doha
1. Abu Dhabi


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