For The Eight Year Running Arab Youth Choose Dubai As The Top City To Live

This significant piece of annual research paints an interesting picture

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The annual Arab Youth Survey that reviews 15 countries in the region has been released.

The 11th Annual ASDA'A BCW Arab Youth Survey is the region's largest survey of its kind of the region's largest demographic...its youth.

The well-established list was even commented on by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai who noted in a tweet that the biggest issues and concerns for youth are unemployment and living expenses while commending Dubai as the choice city to live, telling the youth Dubai is simply part of 'a beautiful Arab world that will continue prospering with your energy and aspirations'.

65% of the Arab population is under the age of thirty - that's 200 million Arab Youth...

An it is key for crucial decision makers to understand this audience, hence creating this important annual survey that includes 3,300 face to face interviews across 15 countries.

'Does religion play too much of a role in Arab society?'

The survey includes questions like 'what is the governments role in creating opportunity for youth?', 'an opinion on whether conflict in the region will end', 'the Arab Youth opinion of US and Russia', 'what country would Arab Youth like to live in' and what do you trust more, social or traditional media?'

For the eight year running, Arab Youth choose Dubai as the top city to live

Key findings:

  • Arab Youth trust social media more than traditional media
  • Arab Youth say it's time to end conflicts in the region
  • As the region faces economic concerns Arab Youth feel entitled to Government support
  • Arab Youths are diving the region's e-commerce boom

Read the full report here

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.

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