Skyline night view of Burj Khalifa in Dubai.


UAE ranks top among world’s most modern countries

The UAE came in first regionally and 11th globally on the CEO World magazine list of the most modern countries of 2023. It outvied Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Portugal, and Austria.

The CEO World magazine ran a survey worldwide evaluating 50 countries. It was participated by 126,000 people, assessing each country by the three main factors: the fashion scene, art and design, culture, and market competitiveness.

According to the survey, UAE scored 86 points for fashion, 84 points for art, design, and culture, and 78 points for market competitiveness.

France took the top spot of the most modern countries, followed by Italy, Canada, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

In contrast, UAE has also entered the list of the top 10 countries in the Global Soft Power Index by Brand Finance.

For the first time in history, the country made it to the compilation of the world’s most comprehensive research study on perceptions of national brands.

UAE has made impressive growth in all major and sub-indicators, reflecting the prestigious position the nation has attained, making it one of the most developed nations in the world in terms of beneficial influence and excellent reputation. RZSP/Expat Media

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