DUBAI: The UAE ranked first in the Arab world and 31st globally in a recent report about the best countries for remote working, state news agency WAM has reported.
The report, issued by UK-based business phone system company Circle Loop, looked at which countries offered the best environment for remote working, taking into consideration internet speed, rental rates and happiness indices.
The UAE surpassed Italy, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, the US and China on the list, and it ranked second-best for speed and efficiency of internet connection.
UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications Omar bin Sultan Al-Olama remarked on the “great changes” brought about by the pandemic and how these “were reflected in all aspects of life.”
Al-Olama also noted the country’s quick adoption of digital solutions in the public sector, allowing 95 percent of government employees to work remotely.