UAE Named Most Preferred Destination to Live in By Arab Youth

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 21 September 2022
UAE Named Most Perfered Destination to Live in By Arab Youth
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ASDA’A BCW's Arab Youth Survey identified showed that Arab youth voted for the UAE as the country they would most like to live in for the 11th straight year.

The survey showed that nearly two-thirds (57 per cent) of people aged between 18 and 24 picked the UAE as their top choice, ahead of the United States (24 per cent), Canada (20 per cent), France (15 per cent) and Germany (15 per cent).

The appeal of the UAE is spread across the MENA region, with 51 per cent of North African youth saying it was their preferred country to live in, followed by the US (24 per cent). It was the number one choice of Levant youth (57 per cent), followed by Canada (31 per cent), and the preferred country to live in of 63 per cent of GCC nationals, followed by the US (19 per cent).

For the 11th year running, the UAE is also the country most young Arabs want their own to be like. The model nation for 37% of Arab youth overall, the country ranked ahead of the US (22 per cent), Canada (18 per cent), Germany (14 per cent), France (11 per cent) and Turkey (11 per cent).

This year, 3,400 people in 50 cities across 17 Arab states were interviewed.