The Global Liveability Index 2021, issued by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Abu Dhabi as the most liveable city in the region for the second year in a row.
The UAE capital moved up 7 places in the 2021 global quality of life ranking which is a result of the government’s continued social and economic development and successful response to the challenges of the COVID-19, particularly in the health sector.
In the ranking, Abu Dhabi maintained the top spot, followed by Dubai, as the best city to live in the Middle East, despite the global challenges imposed by the pandemic that affected the ranking of cities in terms of quality of life in these places, which resulted in a decline in the ranking of some European cities are included in the index.
The index surveys the 140 most livable cities in the world based on 30 factors. It measures the best cities based on the level of luxury and comfort of living in each city, according to a set of criteria and determinants such as stability, quality of healthcare, culture and environment, quality of education, and infrastructure.
“The unified efforts between all government entities and the holistic vision of our leaders have always been the cornerstone of the emirate’s pursuit to achieve more at all levels, including community development and quality of life in Abu Dhabi. We have always worked within the framework of a long-term strategy, in a proactive manner, which allows us to achieve the aspirations of our nation and implement people-centered plans.”
Mr. Al Ahbabi said DMT always strives to improve the lifestyle in Abu Dhabi and maintain development while preserving the environment, through its vision to provide sustainable services, infrastructure and urban development to achieve the highest levels of well-being for our future generations.
“Abu Dhabi has gone the extra mile to do a remarkable work, in reality, recognized by many global indices, and has succeeded in setting a unique example for the world to emulate in social, economic, and scientific development,” Mr. Al Ahbabi stated.