Dubai is one of only four cities in the world where the rent for an average unfurnished three-room apartment is more than $3,000 a month, according to a recent study.
The other cities include London at $3,350,
Riyadh and Jeddah are among the cheapest 10 cities for expatriates in the world, while Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the most expensive city, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit released on Tuesday.
Zurich has topped Tokyo to become the world's most expensive city, as surging currencies push up the cost of living in countries like Switzerland and Australia, a survey showed on Tuesday.
The Swiss Franc's allure as a safe haven
Abu Dhabi moved up to become the second most expensive city to stay in for corporate travellers, from the fifth place, according to an annual survey.
Abu Dhabi came in second after experiencing only one per cent decrease in average prices
VisitBritain, UK’s tourism authority, is expecting a surge in the number of travellers from the Middle East to the UK for both luxury holidays and shopping in 2010.
This is partly due to London dropping 18 places in the ‘most expensive cit