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World’s safest destinations revealed

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Looking for a safe holiday destination for the future? Data firm Numbeo has revealed the world’s most crime-free destinations, and apparently there’s non safer than Doha. 


Doha, Qatar


Evaluating the overall level of crime in nearly 400 major cities across the globe, Numbeo’s Safety Index by City (Mid-Year 2020), gave the Qatari capital a safety index score of 88.45, which was just enough to see it edge Abu Dhabi (UAE, 88.44) as the world’s safest metropolis. 


Long considered a safe destination, the United Arab Emirates also boasts two other cities in the top ten, with the emirates of Dubai (sixth, 83.30) and Sharjah (seventh, 83.01) also deemed super safe. 


Elsewhere, Taipei (Taiwan), Quebec City (Canada) and Zurich (Switzerland) ranked third to fifth respectively, while Munich (Germany), Eskisehir (Turkey) and Trieste (Italy) rounded out the top ten safest cities. 



Closer to home, Canberra (79.33) was revealed as Australia’s safest major city, ranking 16th in the list, followed by Adelaide (71st), Hobart (105th) Sydney (110th) and Brisbane (123rd). 


Speaking to the findings, Qatar National Tourism Council Secretary-General and Qatar Airways CEO His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said his country’s high reputation for safety was a “testament to the institutions that contribute towards making Qatar the most welcoming and hospitable country in the world”.


“With the FIFA World Cup 2022 fast approaching, we expect a significant influx of visitors to Qatar to enjoy sport and a host of authentic experiences,” he said.   


At the other end of the scale, Venezuela’s Caracas was found to be the world’s most dangerous city. 



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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 2 September 2020

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