Dubai named best city in the Middle East and Africa

30/11/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai named best city in the Middle East and Africa

A new study has determined that Dubai is the best city in the Middle East and Africa in terms of quality of life, people seeking property in the UAE may wish to know.The Mercer 2011 Quality of Living Survey saw Dubai's ranking improve one notch, climbing to 74th.Abu Dhabi, meanwhile, was ranked second best city in the region, boasting a global ranking of 78 as compared to 83 in 2010.Slagin Parakatil, senior researcher at Mercer, explained that the oil-rich emirates have managed to buck a wider trend seen across the rest of the Middle East and North Africa."The recent wave of violent protests across North Africa and the Middle East has temporarily lowered living standards in the region," the expert explained to Emirates 24-7."Political and economic reconstruction in these countries, combined with funding to serve basic human needs, will undoubtedly boost the region as a key player in the international arena."