In November 2012, Economist Intelligence Unit placed the UAE first in the Arab World in its 'Where to be born in' index for 2013.
On Monday morning, #UAE was seen trending on Twitter and it was interesting to find a Washington Post article on 'Map of the best and worst countries to be born into today' topping the #UAE Twitter trail.
@NouraAlKaabi tweeted: "#UAE only Arab country in blue pic.twitter.com/YaprSfSQ via @uaeyah"
The UAE was ranked ahead of many developed countries including Italy, Japan, France, Britain, South Korea among others.
Coincidentally, the article in the Economist had also prompted His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to tweet: "We aim to be one of the best in the world, and our ‘Vision 2021’ has laid out a clear road map to accomplish this goal."
Interestingly, the UAE was also named the best country in the Arab World by the index when it commenced in 1988. The country was ranked first in the Arab World and 32nd worldwide.
The index takes into account GDP/capita, GDP growth, inflation, cost of living, human rights, life expectancy, literacy, % of population in higher education, Economist readers per million capita, yawn index and bonus points.
Recently, the UAE was also ranked 1st globally in the educational attainment of women by World Economic Forum in its 2012 report.
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