A recent database survey has ranked Abu Dhabi as the safest city in the world for an incredible fifth year in a row.
In fact, the Middle East as a whole is ranked as one of the safest places in the world. Abu Dhabi was safest with Doha 2nd, Sharjah 6th and Dubai 7th.
The survey was run by Numbeo, a database-crunching site that takes into account quality of life, cost of living, crime stats, traffic, pollution and more to give an overall safety ranking. And it took in survey results from 431 cities, making Abu Dhabi’s top spot even more impressive!
The UAE was ranked as the 3rd safest country overall and 24th when it came to the overall quality of life.
Sheikh Mohammed praises Dubai Metro worker as a ‘real civil servant’ after helping out passenger
Not only are we a safe country, but we also have some superheroes here on the ground!
HH Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter to praise the actions of one worker at Dubai Metro after a passenger was left stranded.
Journalist Ashleigh Stewart had left her wallet behind and had no credit on her NOL card at the Dubai Emirates Towers Metro station. Luckily, a very very helpful Metro employee was nearby and saw her struggle. He personally topped up her card, sending her on her way. And he wouldn’t even accept repayment.
It’s always a boost to the soul when you find out good people do exist!
Her Tweet about the encounter quickly went viral. And that became a supercharged viral story after HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai spotted the story and gave his own spin on the account.