The UAE remains one of the best places in the world to work, according to HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey, as it announces the best countries in the world to work abroad.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) marks its third consecutive year in the top five, retaining its position as the fourth best place to work in the world.
The survey of more than 22,000 expatriates from the world’s leading international bank reveals that career ambition is the number one reason why people take the plunge and settle abroad.
Commenting on the findings, Marwan Hadi, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UAE, HSBC, said: “The UAE once again emerges as the destination of choice for ambitious globetrotters looking to expand their careers in 2019.
“Better earning potential is the cornerstone of why people seek career opportunities here.
“It is indicative of the success of UAE’s focus on diversification, which has resulted in the creation of an internationally recognised and sought-after working environment.”
Nearly three quarters of expats in the country (73%) said that they earn more than in their home country.
Hadi added: “Given these advantages, expats moving to and living in the UAE should look to make the best of their lives abroad.
“Knowing where to keep your savings and planning short and long-term financial needs is vital.
“Once you have the logistics in order, you can focus on seeking out new experiences, gaining new skills and learning more about your new environment.”
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