By: Nadeemy Haded
A new global classification for the best countries in the world for the year 2019 revealed the ranking of 8 Arab countries based on the criteria of cultural openness, diversity, business climate, quality of life, history and citizenship.
The UAE ranked first and 22 internationally, ahead of Russia, Portugal and Thailand, followed by Qatar in the second Arab position and the 30th globally, and after Saudi Arabia the 31st internationally, while Egypt ranked fourth in the Arab world and 36th internationally, and Morocco ranked fifth in the Arab world and the 40th internationally.
This ranking is issued annually by the US News and World in partnership with the BAV Group and the University of Pennsylvania.
The classification showed that Switzerland is still the best country in the world for the fourth year in a row, while Canada came in second place, surpassing Japan, which fell to third after it was second in the past year.
Germany ranked fourth, followed by Australia. As for the lowest ranking that included only 73 countries, Lebanon was led by Serbia, followed by Oman, Belarus, and Tunisia.
This classification, which has been issued since 2016, was accomplished based on a global survey attended by 20,000 people from 36 countries, and published in January of each year.
Source: usnews + "Hespress"