ABU DHABI: The UAE has been ranked as the sixth best destination in the world for expatriates in 2022, according to InterNations.
In the annual Expat Insider survey, the German research firm examines every aspect of the expat experience in 181 countries.
The firm’s rankings are based on a range of factors, including language, bureaucracy, professional prospects, leisure options, travel, transport, job satisfaction, safety, healthcare, digital life, housing, wages and job safety, InterNations said.
This “Expat Insider 2022” report included the overall rankings of expatriate destination countries in terms of quality of life, ease of settling in, working abroad, personal finance and the availability of basic essentials.
Mexico was ranked first in 2022, followed by Indonesia, Taiwan, Portugal, and Spain.
While ranking sixth overall, UAE also ranked highly in four out of five key pillars and 11 out of 17 indexes.
It revealed that 94 percent of those surveyed felt safe in the UAE, while 86 percent were satisfied with the available government services.
Furthermore, 90 percent of respondents said that they can use cashless payments in the UAE.
Regarding health, 78 percent of respondents emphasized the ease of access to healthcare services in the country, while 79 percent of those surveyed said that living in the UAE improved their professional prospects.
About 85 percent of those polled said that not knowing the local language was not a barrier, and 83 percent of people said that administrative procedures are “simple and straightforward.”
The survey also found that 75 percent of people said the process of finding housing in the UAE was simple.
Lastly, 83 percent respondents said that it was simple to apply for a resident visa, making the UAE the world leader in this area.