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Dubai ranks fifth in list of top 10 cities in the world for 2021: Report

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The United Arab Emirates’ city of Dubai has ranked fifth in the list of top 10 cities in the world for 2021, according to city rankings website Best Cities.

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“An alluring blend of over-the-top experiences, Arab heritage and luxury shopping, Dubai is so over the pandemic,” the report read.

A view of the Dubai's Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates.(Unsplash, Wael Hneini)
A view of the Dubai's Burj Khalifa, in the United Arab Emirates.(Unsplash, Wael Hneini)

With the tallest building in the world and the most visited mall on the planet, Dubai is one of the world’s most unique cities.

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General view of Bluewaters Island and the Dubai Eye, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Unsplash, Mohammed Nasim)
General view of Bluewaters Island and the Dubai Eye, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Unsplash, Mohammed Nasim)

“The city reinvented itself yet again throughout the 2010s, growing from a sterile playground for a handful of ultra-rich Emiratis to an international tourism and business destination. That has helped attract the highest proportion of foreign-born population of any city worldwide, and they’re a sharp crowd, ranking #23 for Educational Attainment globally,” the report stated.

London came in first place, followed by Paris, New York, Moscow, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Madrid.

This picture taken on July 8, 2020 shows an aerial view of the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago off the Gulf emirate of Dubai, during a government-organized helicopter tour. (AFP)
This picture taken on July 8, 2020 shows an aerial view of the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago off the Gulf emirate of Dubai, during a government-organized helicopter tour. (AFP)

The UAE has overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said on Wednesday, in a video published by Emirates News Agency WAM.

“We overcame the COVID-19 crisis and learned many lessons from the experience. As life in the UAE begins to return to normal, we give thanks to God,” he said in the video.

Expo 2020 Dubai runs from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” (Supplied)
Expo 2020 Dubai runs from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” (Supplied)

The UAE’s coronavirus infections have been falling steadily since August. Compulsory mask rules have been relaxed for certain areas since mid-September, along with other social distancing measures.

The country’s long anticipated mega-event Expo 2020 Dubai was launched on October 1 and is set to attract around 25 million visitors. It is set to continue until March 31, 2022.

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