Middle East

Dubai

Glamorous, impressive and futuristic, Dubai exploded onto the international scene with world-class hotels, stunning architecture and head-turning massive-scale projects to become a global city and Middle East business hub. Today this desert oasis is home to over three million people and is known for being a playground for expats and the rich. In this city of superlatives, there is an endless choice of activities to indulge in sun, sand and shopping. It also features a more down-to-earth, charming side hidden behind the tourist attractions.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
36
Earning level
36
Purchasing power
14
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Facts about Dubai

Price Level Index
Dubai
73.6
New York
100.0
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1
5
36
77
Earnings Level Index
Dubai
41.1
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
36
77
Working Time
Dubai
0/ 21.8m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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1
12
27
77
Purchasing Power Index
Dubai
55.8
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
14
77
Did you know…
The world's tallest building, only seven-star hotel, biggest shopping center and largest indoor snow park can all be found in this desert city.