Dubai has been voted the best city in the Arab world to live in for 2011. Ranked the most popular living destination in the Middle East and North Africa in a report by Arab business publication Saneou Al Hadath, this is the second time the emirate has hit the top spot.

Dubai boasted 1,905,476 residents in 2010, a 7.6 per cent increase on 2009 and further evidence of the city’s popularity. Other Arab cities to come up trumps in the survey included Abu Dhabi, Doha and Kuwait City, all taking home titles.

While Dubai has been voted the best city to live in this year, other destinations have also scored high across various categories; Kuwait topped the charts in terms of Business and Economy, while Abu Dhabi was named the best city for Health and Transportation.