- The study conducted by Ipsos shows that if given an opportunity, Abu Dhabi would be the first preference for most Indians
- In the survey, People from 26 countries worldwide were asked which one, from a list of 60 global cities, was best to live in, do business in, and visit according to them
- Globally, New York was chosen best for business, Paris is best for tourism and Zurich is the choice for the destination to live in
New Delhi, July 12, 2017: In a recently conducted survey, Abu Dhabi has grabbed the top spot in the list of destinations where Indians would prefer to stay, followed by other cities including Mumbai, London, Singapore, Delhi.
The study conducted by Ipsos shows that if given an opportunity, Abu Dhabi would be the first preference for most Indians, followed by Mumbai, Singapore, Delhi, London, Paris, Sydney, New York, Zurich, and Los Angeles.
In the survey, People from 26 countries worldwide were asked which one, from a list of 60 global cities, was best to live in, do business in, and visit according to them. The scores from the three questions were added together to complete the Ipsos Cities Index.
According to the statement of Ipsos India CEO Amit Adarkar, “Indians love their very own commercial capital Mumbai and Delhi and would love to stay in either of the mega cities of India due to abundant career opportunities; quality of life and entertainment options.”
This year Abu Dhabi managed to leapfrog London and Paris into second position, when Tokyo, Sydney and Zurich ended up on the same score in equal fifth, the survey said.
When it comes to business, New York remains the most popular city to do business in, with 23 per cent of the global sample selecting it from the list. Here Abu Dhabi takes the second position with 21 per cent, followed by London and Hong Kong (both on 16 per cent), and Tokyo (15 per cent), it said.
In case of tourism, Paris is seen as the best city to visit as 21 percent feel it is one of the best destinations for travelling. Rome overtakes New York, which scored 16 percent this year, and comes second on this measure on 20 per cent.
According to the study, Zurich is the global choice as the top destination to live in, selected by 18 percent of the sample. It is narrowly ahead of Sydney, the city that also came second on this measure in 2013, which is on 17 percent.
Abu Dhabi has successfully moved from seventh to third on this measure over the same period, it said.
– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang