Dubai 11th Top City for Global Job Seekers

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Dubai is among the most desirable cities to work in. According to the latest Global Talent survey by The Boston Consulting Group, Dubai is the 11th top city for global job seekers. It is ranked higher than cities like Los Angeles (12), Tokyo (13) and Vienna (17).

Despite that, nearly 90% of the survey’s participants living in the United Arab Emirates have shared that they are willing to work in a foreign country. In comparison, the average global willingness is measured at 63.8%. Other countries with such a high percentage of people who want to work abroad are France, the Netherlands and Jamaica.

The most attractive city for global job seekers this year is London. The capital of the U.K. has surpassed hot destinations like New York, Paris and Sydney. According to the report, one in six is willing to relocate in London in order to pursue a career.

Most appealing cities to work in:

  • London
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Sydney
  • Madrid
  • Berlin
  • Bacelona
  • Toronto
  • Singapore
  • Rome
  • Dubai

Even though London lures more workers compared to New York, it is the U.S. that leads the ranking of most appealing countries to work in. The United Kingdom follows closely behind at the second position. Canada comes third, whereas Germany is fourth. All in all, each of the countries that found a place on this top 10 list are located either in North America or in Europe. The only exception is Australia, which is seventh this year.

Top 10 countries as potential work destination:

  • U.S.
  • U.K.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Sweden

According to the survey, countries which are politically unstable or developing see a greater number of people who want to work abroad. However, there are also countries that are more economically and politically stable that are on the same list.

In addition, people working in the technical or engineering field had a higher tendency to relocate to a foreign country. In contrast, medical and social professionals were more likely to remain in their home country.
The study also discovered that the most common reason for considering taking a job in a foreign country had to do with broadening of personal experience. Gaining additional work experience was also as important.

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