The UAE has been ranked in the top 10 world’s most influential countries 2020, beating out countries like Australia, the US and the UK.
A global study published earlier this week by FutureBrand has globaly ranked the UAE as the ninth most influential country, while Dubai was also listed as the ninth most influential city in the world.
Australia was ranked at 11, while the US and UK came in at 13th and 20th place respectively.
The Country Index is an in-depth and nuanced ranking of global country brands. Conducted six months into the coronavirus pandemic, it draws on qualitative and quantitative data gathered from over 2,500 influential individuals including chief executives, civil servants and other high-ranking professionals across the globe. Respondents were also required to evaluate the image and reputation of the World Bank’s top 75 countries by Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Conducted six months into the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Country Index reveals unexpected resilience during a year of crises, at least for those countries who have achieved genuine ‘country brand’ status.