Dubai and Abu Dhabi lead the Middle East in a sustainability ranking of 50 cities, The National reported.
The Sustainable Cities Index report evaluates cities in 31 countries on their social, environmental and economic performance using data published by the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation among others.
The top five cities – Frankfurt, London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Rotterdam – are all in Europe. Overall, seven of the top 10 performers are European, with the remainder being Seoul, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi lead the way among cities in their region, placed 33rd and 34th respectively, ahead of Doha which ranked 41st, and Jeddah and Riyadh – 43rd and 44th respectively.