Abu Dhabi ranks world's fourth favourite city
September 05, 2013 - 1:53:34 pm
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi is the world's fourth favourite city, ranked behind only New York, London and Paris, according to an independent survey.
It is also the best city after New York to do business in, beating Hong Kong, Tokyo and London, Abu Dhabi daily "
'The National' said citing the new survey by market research firm Ipsos Mori which polled 18,147 people aged 16-64 in 24 countries in February this year.
People who took part in the survey were asked to rate 48 world cities in five categories: favourite city, best city to live in, Europe's top city, best city to do business and best city to visit.
Saudi Arabians were Abu Dhabi's biggest supporter - ranking it first place to visit, do business and live in.
Dubai was not among the options and UAE residents were not polled.
The survey found that the world's least popular city was Karachi in Pakistan.
The countries polled were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.
The best cities to live in were Zurich, Sydney, London, Paris and New York. Europe's top cities were London, Zurich, Paris, Berlin and Rome.
The best cities to visit were Paris, New York, Rome, London and Sydney. (QNA)