A study conducted by the Deep Knowledge Group ranked the UAE as the safest Arab country amid the Covid pandemic. UAE ranked 11th globally for safety, security, and health, economic and social stability. The study took into account 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters.
Findings From The Study
The study was conducted across 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters. Categories including quarantine efficiency, monitoring and detection, health readiness, and government efficiency were taken into consideration.
In the end result, the UAE ranked ahead of Canada, Hong Kong, Denmark, Taiwan and the Netherlands. Germany and Switzerland stood first. Meanwhile, did you know Switzerland Is Rated As The Safest Country For Travellers In 2020 ?
“Switzerland and Germany achieve the #1 and #2 positions in this new special case study specifically because of their economy’s resilience, and due to the careful ways in which they are attempting to relax lockdown and economic freezing mandates in a fact and science-based manner, without sacrificing public health and safety,” the study says.
On that note, here’s another interesting thing about Germany. While countries across the world closed doors for pubs and restaurants, Germany Opened Drive-In Disco To Keep Nightlife Alive. And, in case you plan a trip to Germany once this is all over, here’s The Ultimate 5 Day Guide To Making The Most Of Germany.
Top 100 Countries By COVID-19 Safety
- New Zealand
- South Korea1
- United Arab Emirates
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- Czech Republic
- Vatican City
- Slovak Republic
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- San Marino
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cayman Islands
- Sri Lanka
Meanwhile here’s another happy news! This year’s World Happiness Report revealed UAE as the happiest region in the world for the sixth consecutive year. The report was unveiled on Friday- marking the International Day of Happiness. The survey was conducted across 153 countries. The happiness levels of the citizens and residents were assessed by surveying their to assess their general life satisfaction levels.
In the final report issued by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), UAE sustained its top spot, surpassing several other developed countries.
Happiest Cities In The Arab Region
In addition, this year’s report also included a special mention of the cities that were the happiest globally. Abu Dhabi and Dubai were ranked the happiest cities in the Arab region.
The survey was conducted across 186 cities around the world by assessing city inhabitants’ level of happiness and their general evaluation of their lives in the city.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Wellbeing
Another section of the World Happiness Report explored the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and wellbeing. The SDX index monitors countries that work on achieving 17 sustainable development goals, also knows as the Global Agenda 2030.
This year’s study also mentioned that a healthy, natural environment plays an important role in a happy city. Factors such as such as weather, green spaces, beaches and canals instill happiness, and also provide recreational opportunities for families. Supporting and preserving natural surroundings elevate levels of happiness and wellbeing in societies.
Now, that’s something to celebrate- isn’t it?