Dubai is One of the Top 10 Most Influential Cities
The city of superlatives has yet again reconfirmed its stance as one of the world's leading cities, according to the results of a Forbes Magazine report.
Named the seventh most influential city, Dubai, outranks major metropolises like Toronto, Los Angeles and Sydney. Forbes contributors rated 58 cities based on the amount of foreign investment, travel options to other global cities, racial diversity, and financial services, amongst other criteria.
With the highest amount of global air connections, the world's biggest airport, as well as its cosmopolitan character, Dubai certainly has assets that justify the high rank in the analysis.
Dubai is the only Middle Eastern city to make it to the top 10, thanks to its wealth in terms of capital and foreign ventures, as well as a very successful globalisation strategy. With over 80% of the population being foreigners, Dubai is an ever rising destination for residency, business and travel.