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Dubai hailed as a 'low risk city' for employers

Dubai has been included in a list of the top 20 lowest risk cities for employers in the world.According to a new study by global human resources specialist Aon Hewitt, the Middle Eastern metropolis is one of the safest places on the planet for companies that are looking to "recruit, employ and redeploy talent", Emirates 24/7 reports.Dubai was ranked in 19th position on an international basis and was hailed as the number one destination for workers in the Middle East. Doha came in 31st, Muscat was 50th and Riyadh was the 53rd best place globally.The report showed that Dubai is currently a better proposition than a number of renowned corporate hubs around the world, including Sydney, Washington DC, Brussels, Tokyo, Paris, Frankfurt and Seoul. This is an extremely impressive result and it highlights just how far Dubai has come in the past few decades.Aon's research is based on a number of factors, including access to education, demographics, employment practice, talent development and government regulations.Overall, New York came out on top, while Singapore, Toronto, Montreal and London were also well placed.One PR consultant told the news provider that she has worked in a number of different locations around the world and she has been most impressed with Dubai."I have spent around five years in London and other major European cities, but the development and growth I have seen here makes Dubai a real 21st century city," she was quoted as saying.The Middle East is an increasingly important market for businesses and it is no surprise to see multinational companies setting up new bases in the city.Dubai has some of the most state-of-the-art corporate districts on the planet and the city also benefits from excellent infrastructure. Indeed, the emirate has a superb Metro system that connects all of the main areas of the metropolis and its main airport is forever expanding.Leaders at Dubai Airports recently confirmed that more than 57 million passengers passed through Dubai International in 2012 and this figure is expected to rise to 66 million this year. The aviation hub is now well connected to all of the major trading centres across the globe.

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