Abu Dhabi secures its 8th consecutive year as the world safest city in 2024
Abu Dhabi has clinched the title of the world's safest city for the eighth consecutive year, according to a survey conducted by international quality-of-life data specialist Numbeo.
The Abu Dhabi Police announced the city's top ranking, emphasizing that it reflects the emirate's global leadership in implementing top-notch security standards and enhancing the quality of life for citizens, residents, and visitors.
Securing the first position among global cities in the 2024 standings, the UAE capital has maintained the prestigious title of the world's safest city since 2017. This consistent recognition underscores Abu Dhabi's ongoing commitment to ensuring an excellent quality of life for its inhabitants.
Major General Maktoum Ali Al Sharifi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police, attributed Abu Dhabi's top ranking to the unwavering support of wise leadership, which prioritizes security in the emirate. He highlighted the police force's investments in various success factors, including the training of visionary leaders and the implementation of innovative policing methods for radical transformation. The force utilizes advanced technology, artificial intelligence, and human talent to uphold order and safety in the emirate.
Numbeo's ranking also featured other UAE cities prominently, with Ajman, Dubai, and Ras Al Khaimah securing positions in the top 10. Additionally, Doha in Qatar and Muscat in Oman were recognized as among the world's safest cities.
The top 10 safest cities in the world, according to Numbeo, include Abu Dhabi, Taipei, Doha, Ajman, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Muscat, The Hague, Bern, and Munich.
Conversely, Caracas in Venezuela claimed the unfortunate distinction of being ranked the least safe city among the 331 cities assessed by Numbeo. It was followed by Pretoria, Durban, and Johannesburg in South Africa, along with Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.