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UAE is the top country to live in: Arab Youth Survey

The UAE retains its position as the top country Arab youth would like to live in and want their own countries to emulate for the seventh year running, according to the ASDA'A Burson- Marsteller 10th Arab Youth Survey 2018, released on Tuesday, April 8.

More than one-in-three (35 per cent) respondents across the 16 Arab countries say the UAE is the country they would like to live in, far surpassing global powers like the US, Canada (both 18 per cent), Germany (12 per cent) as well as Saudi Arabia (16 per cent) and other Arab countries.

Tweeting about the results of the survey, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai said, "I say to the Arab youth: The UAE was and will be the country of everyone. I say to the Governments: Arab youth wishes homelands to grow to their dreams so that they don't challenge them and their ambitions don't kill them."

Results of the survey were released by Sunil John, the Founder of ASDA'A Burson- Marsteller and Curtis Freet, the CEO of PBS research. PBS conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 21 to February 20, this year with Arab men and women in the age group of 18- 24.

Young Emiratis agree with the positive perceptions of the UAE across the region, with 99 per cent of the UAE's youth saying their country is heading in the right direction and more than four-in-five (85 per cent) saying their best days are ahead of them.

"The purpose of this survey is to present evidence-based insights into the attitudes of the Arab youth, providing public and private sector organisations with data and analysis to inform decision- making and policy formation," said John, during the launch ceremony at the Armani Hotel in Dubai.

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