Abu Dhabi has emerged as the safest city in the world for 2019, according to Numbeo, the online site that claims to be the world’s largest database of user contributed data on cities and countries worldwide.
Abu Dhabi came in at pole position with a score of 89.3 points, followed by Doha in Qatar, Quebec in Canada, Taipei in Taiwan and Munich in Germany to make up the top five safest cities. Stretching the list to the top ten would include, Dubai in sixth rank with 83.34 points, followed by the Swiss cities of Zurich and Bern. Hong Kong and Eskisehir in Turkey were placed in ninth and tenth respectively.
Among other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) cities, Muscat in Oman ranked 28, Manama in Bahrain came in at 32 and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia stood at 64. At the bottom of the pile among GCC cities were Kuwait City with a rank of 101 and the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah with a 102 rank.
If it of any consolation to Kuwait, there were other cities that ranked far worse than Kuwait City in this year’s Numbeo crime index of 330 cities worldwide. The least safe cities in the world, according to the report, was Venezuela’s capital of Caracas, followed by Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria in South Africa, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and San Pedro Sula in the Honduras.