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Dubai and Abu Dhabi are top choices for global talent

Survey reveals that the UAE has been ranked 14th worldwide for global talent.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are top choices for global talent
[Source photo: Krishna Prasad/Fast Company Middle East]

With the UAE’s new visa schemes and an ever-evolving drive for innovation and entrepreneurship, the country has become a hub for attracting global talent. 

According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report, The Decoding Global Talent 2024, the UAE is ranked 14th globally for global talent, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranking third and fourth most preferred cities.

The respondents cited job opportunities in the UAE as the main attractive factor (73%.) Other appealing qualities were income, tax, cost of living, and overall quality of life.

“The UAE continues to carve a reputation as a fertile ground for career growth, drawing talents, especially from the Middle East and beyond,” said Maya El Hachem, Managing Director and partner at BCG.

She added that the report presents a UAE that is not just keeping pace but setting the pace in the global talent marketplace. The Emirates’ strategic positioning, accentuated by its safety and progressive outlook, makes it a burgeoning hotspot for the global workforce. 

“In addition, the confluence of exceptional job quality, competitive incomes, and an enriching lifestyle makes the UAE a beacon for ambitious professionals.”

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