UAE Tops with Arab Youth

Bindu Rai

Mohammad Daif

The UAE is the first choice for young Arabs to live in, according to the new findings of the Arab Youth Survey 2017.

The 9th annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller survey saw the UAE beat the US and Canada to claim the top spot, with 35% of the votes from 3,500 survey participants.

Among Arab youth, the UAE was strongly associated with safety and security (31%), having a growing economy (25%), wide range of work opportunities (23%) and generous salary packages (22%). Another 17% chose the UAE as a good place to raise a family.

The survey was conducted via 3,500 face-to-face interviews with Arab national men and women aged 18-24 between February 7 and March 7, 2017, across 16 regional countries.


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