Dubai named cleanest city in the world
Dubai has been named the cleanest city in the world for the third consecutive year, according to a study by Japan’s Mori Memorial Foundation. It was awarded as part of the organisation’s Global Power City Index ranking.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared the news with his 11 million followers on social media. “Dubai is the safest city in the world, the cleanest in the world and the most beautiful. God grant us to keep it safe, stable and prosperous,” the Prime Minister wrote.
The Global Power City Index rates and ranks the world’s major cities according to their magnetism or ability to attract people, capital and businesses from around the world.
The ranking process assesses cities’ economies, research and development, cultural interaction, sustainability, urban environment and transport accessibility. “Cleanliness is civilization. Cleanliness is culture. Cleanliness is part of faith,” Sheikh Mohammed explained.
The United Arab Emirates was also ranked in the top 10 of the Global Soft Power Index in terms of “soft power” – it measures a country’s ability to influence others through persuasion rather than coercion.
The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany retained their top positions. The Emirates, in turn, emerged as the Middle Eastern leader, taking 10th place in the global ranking. In particular, the country has increased its influence in diplomatic circles thanks to the World Expo 2020, where it has established itself as a global trade hub.
The UAE has also become one of the most generous countries in terms of humanitarian aid (third in the world), as well as ranked third in the world in terms of economic growth potential. Planning a mission to Mars and preparations for the Cop28 climate summit helped the Emirates score extra points.
Source: Arabian Business
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