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People living in the UAE speak highly of the safety and security in the country. In fact, the Ministry of Interior has announced that 98.6 percent of the country’s residents feel safe. Hence, it is not surprising why the UAE ranked among the safest countries in the world.

Last year, Emirates (the flagship carrier of Dubai) was hailed as the world’s safest airline. Likewise, Dubai has also been recognised as the second best city in the world for driving. In this article, we present more reasons why the UAE is among the world’s safest countries.

Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE

UAE Among World’s Safest Countries

What makes the UAE safe and secure? Based on recent reports, the country has:

  • The world’s lowest ranking of crimes related to theft and sexual assault
  • The lowest number of fire incidents (only 19 fires recorded per 100,000 people in 2017, based on a report by the Federal National Council)
  • The lowest deaths per fire incident (0.040 deaths per 100,000 people)

Furthermore, in terms of traffic-related incidents, the UAE ranked seventh lowest in the world. In 2008, 13.5 deaths per 100,000 had been recorded. The same figure dropped significantly to just 5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017.

Busy road in downtown Dubai

World’s Top 10 Safest Countries
Meanwhile, according to the latest ranking of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the UAE ranked among the world’s safest countries, second only to Finland. Interestingly, two other MENA countries — Oman and Qatar — also made it to the top 10.

The safest countries in the world, along with their safety ratings, are as follows:

  1. Finland — 6.65
  2. UAE — 6.6
  3. Iceland — 6.57
  4. Oman — 6.49
  5. Hong Kong — 6.47
  6. Singapore — 6.45
  7. Norway — 6.41
  8. Switzerland — 6.41
  9. Rwanda — 6.39
  10. Qatar — 6.33

Emirates, flagship carrier of Dubai
Image Credit: Emirates FB Page

These figures indicate the high level of safety and security in the UAE. Whether you are planning to come here for work or travel purposes — you don’t have to worry so much about your safety. Indeed, all is well and good here in the 7 emirates of the UAE!

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