According to Arabian Business, the 2014 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index ranked Dubai 78th out of 140 cities around the world, scoring 74 points out of a possible 100.
Abu Dhabi was placed one position lower in 79th, scoring 73 points. The EIU report said the global average score was 75.33 points.
Last year, Dubai was ranked 77th and was named one of the most improved cities in the world.
Melbourne remained the most liveable location of the cities surveyed, followed by the Austrian capital, Vienna. Vancouver, which was the most liveable city surveyed until 2011, was ranked in third place.
Damascus in Syria was named the city with the worst living conditions in the world, with Dhaka, Bangladesh and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea also in the bottom three.