Dubai: In a benchmark of Dubai against other key global cities such as London and New York, the city lagged against rivals on issues such as the ease of doing business, but had the best ranked infrastructure of any country listed.
According to data compiled by property consultancy Knight Frank in its annual Global Hub Report, the UAE vastly outperformed every other country in the region when it came to the number of sea freight and international passenger numbers.
The study assesses a country’s strength as a hub for doing business. Other countries benchmarked include Australia, the UK, China, Singapore and the US.
Air freight was also a strong area for Dubai, ranking third behind the US and China, with 16.7 million ton-km.