Dubai has been ranked number one in a guide to global living in a new report comparing favourable tax locations and lifestyle factors.
The Global Lifestyle Review by Knight Frank saw the emirate beat off competition from Hong Kong and Nassai in the Bahamas to clinch the top spot.
Dubai achieved the highest ranking for its education services and its core climate helping it to come in the top three positions in three out of the four categories: education, climate, leisure pursuits and availability of top quality restaurants.
Mallorca, Geneva and the Cayman Islands followed tied for second place, with Cyprus coming in third.
The report noted that the majority of traditional locations – such as London, Paris and New York – scored well in certain categories but were further down the list in others, concluding that consistency across the board was key to a high lifestyle ranking.
London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland, Monaco, Madrid and Moscow rounded out the top 10, with the latter three in joint position.