The results are in. Mercer’s 2009 Quality of Living survey highlights that Dubai sits on top spot in the Middle East & Africa for Quality of life and Infrastructure. The many infrastructure improvements has helped it to climb six places in the rankings. Take that Abu Dhabi!! (They’re down to 3rd position for Quality of living, and 4th in Infrastructure.)
The survey is conducted to help governments and major companies place employees on international assignments.
However, after reading their guidelines to define quality of life, I worry about all the other cities surveyed. To be honest, I would probably give Dubai less than glowing scores for the majority of factors.
Incidentally, top spot worldwide is Vienna, Austria.
Also of note, Auckland, New Zealand tops the Asia Pacific stakes, just ahead of Sydney – Australia’s top most city. Oh dear, does anyone take this rubbish seriously? 😉
Mercer’s 2009 Quality of Living survey highlights (25 May 2009)