Dubai has become the first city in the Middle East to rank among the top 10 in the Global Power City Index.
The emirate retained its no. 1 spot in the region and rose from 11th to 8th internationally, thanks to high scores in economy, cultural interaction, livability and accessibility.
The report, compiled by Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies in Japan, rates the strength of the world’s 48 major cities to attract people, capital and enterprises.
London heads the overall list, with New York, Tokyo, Paris and Singapore rounding out the top five spots.
Dubai leads the list of Arab and regional cities and ranks among the top 10 globally in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2023, issued by the Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies in Japan. Dubai secures the eighth position globally in this esteemed index. We… pic.twitter.com/EaaCsDmwSK— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) November 27, 2023
The index, which has been published annually since 2008, is a global benchmark for measuring the performance and competitiveness of global cities.
It is used by governments, businesses and individuals to make decisions related to investment, immigration and travel.
In the 2023 index, Dubai retained its fourth position for the second consecutive year within the Cultural Interaction parameter, surpassing Tokyo, Istanbul, Madrid, Moscow and Singapore.
Dubai progressed in several sub-parameters within Cultural Interaction, ranking first globally in the Number of Foreign Residents and second in the Number of Luxury Hotel Rooms, reinforcing the emirate’s cultural offering, creative environment and diverse tourist attractions.
The index further revealed Dubai's excellence and leadership across various sub-indicators, encompassing work flexibility, low unemployment rate and city cleanliness.
It also highlighted Dubai's success in hosting global exhibitions and events, attracting visitors and tourists, and increasing the influx of travellers through its airports.