UAE Ranked Safest Arab Country Amid Covid-19

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Ranked Safest Arab Country Amid Covid-19

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 AliveAnd, 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

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. Israel
  4. Singapore
  5. Japan
  6. Austria
  7. China
  8. Australia
  9. New Zealand
  10. South Korea1
  11. United Arab Emirates
  12. Canada
  13. Hong Kong
  14. Norway
  15. Denmark
  16. Taiwan
  17. Saudi Arabia
  18. Hungary
  19. Netherlands
  20. Vietnam
  21. Kuwait
  22. Iceland
  23. Bahrain
  24. Finland
  25. Luxembourg
  26. Qatar
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Poland
  29. Lithuania
  30. Malaysia
  31. Latvia
  32. Slovenia
  33. Oman
  34. Greece
  35. Estonia
  36. Croatia
  37. Turkey
  38. Ireland
  39. Georgia
  40. Cyprus
  41. Chile
  42. Montenegro
  43. Czech Republic
  44. Malta
  45. Spain
  46. Portugal
  47. Thailand
  48. Bulgaria
  49. Greenland
  50. Mexico
  51. Uruguay
  52. Vatican City
  53. Italy
  54. Serbia
  55. Philippines
  56. India
  57. Romania
  58. USA
  59. Slovak Republic
  60. France
  61. Russia
  62. Argentina
  63. Belarus
  64. Monaco
  65. Sweden
  66. Ukraine
  67. Gibraltar
  68. United Kingdom
  69. South Africa
  70. San Marino
  71. Kazakhstan
  72. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  73. Iran
  74. Ecuador
  75. Azerbaijan
  76. Mongolia
  77. Lebanon
  78. Belgium
  79. Andorra
  80. Cayman Islands
  81. Armenia
  82. Moldova
  83. Myanmar
  84. Bangladesh
  85. Sri Lanka
  86. Egypt
  87. Tunisia
  88. Albania
  89. Jordan
  90. Panama
  91. Brazil
  92. Morocco
  93. Algeria
  94. Honduras
  95. Paraguay
  96. Peru
  97. Indonesia
  98. Cambodia
  99. Laos
  100. Bahamas

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What Else?

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.

Healthy Environment

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?