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Sunday, February 12, 2023

World's Friendliest Countries No 20


Ease of settling in: 20

Feeling at home: 29

Finding friends: 42


The UAE is best known as the site of that modern marvel of a city, Dubai, site of the famous Burj Khalifa tower, and shopping galore. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, in Abu Dhabi, the country’s capital city, is also worth a visit: 40,000 worshippers at a time can gather under crystal chandeliers, an astounding site to behold.

The UAE ranks very high in personal safety, a boon for visitors, and 86 percent of the respondents said it’s easy to get along in the UAE without speaking Arabic, the country’s official language: “Conversation in English is possible everywhere,” noted one.

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