After being hailed as one of the most expat-friendly cities in the world, Dubai, once again has emerged as one of the top picks among expats looking for work. Making it to the same list is neighbouring, Abu Dhabi, which landed on the fifth spot among the most desirable destination for people seeking employment overseas.
This result is based on the in-depth study of the Boston Consultation Group and the Global Recruitment Alliance, entitled ‘Decoding Global Talents: Live and Virtual.’
Abu Dhabi, Dubai Make the List of Top 5 Destinations for Overseas Work
The report noted Dubai’s diverse demographic, which highlights the emirate’s sparkly white beaches, rich cultural tapestry, and booming culinary and nightlife scene that make the Emirati capital a prime destination for professionals from all corners of the globe, Mashable reported.
Pierre Antebi, co-managing director of The Network and one of the report’s authors in comments shared, “Hiring people from other countries is not a new practice for employers. But the trend of remote working makes it possible to do it on a broader scale and expand the available talent pool. There’s also an upside for workers, who can advance their careers without uprooting their lives.”
The detailed study took three months to complete where 209,000 respondents in 190 countries participated.
Dubai ranked third behind London and Amsterdam, while Berlin and Abu Dhabi ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
In line with this, the report also noted a drop in the percentage of people willing to move abroad for work – down to 50% from 63%.
However, the report revealed that people in the Middle East and North Africa are the biggest exception to the declining interest in working abroad.