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British Expats Prefer UAE over Europe and US, says report

Dubai__1399134545_86.96.226.8British expats are abandoning traditional European hotspots such as Spain in favour of a new life in the UAE.

The Emirates has ranked third in the sixth annual NatWest Inter­national Personal Banking Quality of Life Report, a global study of British expats’ opinions and attitudes to living abroad.

Alongside European destinations such as France and Spain, the UAE also beat the US, Hong Kong and South Africa on the list. Career opportunities were listed as “the key driver” for expats heading to the UAE by 75 per cent of Brits polled.

“The most notable shifts in our Quality of Life results this year is the rise of the UAE as an expat destination,” said Dave Isley, the head of NatWest International Personal Banking. “It seems expats are willing to adjust their lifestyle in exchange for a stronger economy and better job opportunities.”

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