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1 in 3 young Arabs view UAE as preferred country of residence

3 May 2017
1 in 3 young Arabs view UAE as preferred country of residence
One in three young Arabs say the UAE is their preferred country of residence.

That’s according to the latest Arab Youth Survey 2017 by ASDA’A, which reveals that the United States, Canada and Germany trail behind.

More than a third of the respondents also viewed the UAE as the model nation for their home countries to emulate.

Sunil John, Founder & CEO of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, explains why the country is the most desired place among youth.

      
The study noted a 13% increase in the number of youth who put the UAE in the top spot from 22% in 2016.

36% of adolescents surveyed across 16 countries say that the emirates are the top ally of their countries.

Arab youth also believe that educational reforms are among the top priorities governments should focus on when battling IS.

Findings also that the concern about IS has fallen among the Arab adolescent population from 50% in 2016 to 36% this year.

John explains how the MENA region’s youth view IS today.