The UAE has ranked 15 overall in the Expat Explorer survey of 2015, Emirates 24/7 reported.
Carried out by HSBC, the survey ranks 34 countries using a score that summarises expats' overall impression of the different countries. The UAE fell behind GCC peer Bahrain (ranked at No. 5 this year) and also behind Qatar and Oman (ranked at No. 13 and 14, respectively).
Rising cost of accommodation and children’s education are among primary reasons that seem to have kept the UAE from rising in position in this year’s HSBC rankings of hottest expat destinations.
The overall score is the average of the Expat Economics, Expat Experience and Raising Children Abroad scores, covering 43 different criteria from the survey.