The safest city in the world is actually in the Middle East

The Daily Meal

One of the biggest concerns for potential vacationers is whether or not the place they've chosen to visit will be safe. This concern has only grown in recent years, and it's a good one to have. Travel safety is important. Depending on where you travel, you might have to consider any number of security concerns as a traveler. Even something as minor as having your pocket picked could ruin an entire vacation, and some attractive destinations carry with them much more serious risks. For that reason, we used data from Numbeo to determine the safest cities in the world.

It may surprise some, then, to know that the city which came out on top as the safest in the world is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. While it has a population of just over one million, only 420,000 are actually citizens - and those citizens' average net worth is $17 million dollars. Most of the rest are expatriates, primarily from other Arab countries, South Asia, the U.K., and the Horn of Africa. Luxurious hotels and skyscrapers characterize this city, which also has huge gardens and parks. It is also home to the picturesque Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the country's largest, as well as many camel races.

The fact that safest city in the world is in the Middle East shouldn't be a surprise, however; seven other cities made our list of the top 50 including the more famous UAE destination of Dubai, home to fantastic restaurants and plenty of other amazing things for you to discover. If you'd like more safe destinations to consider, check out our list of the 50 safest cities in the world.

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