The UAE has been ranked among the top nations in the Arab world where people enjoy high personal and economic freedom.
The Human Freedom Index 2021 released by Fraser Institute ranked the UAE 6th in the Arab World and 7th in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, higher than Oman, Morocco, Turkey, Bahrain, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Yemen and Syria.
The Human Freedom Index (HFI) is based on 82 distinct indicators of personal and economic freedom in rule of law, security and safety, movement, religion, association, assembly, and civil society, expression and information, relationships, size of government, legal system and property rights, sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation.
Despite a drop of two positions to 131th, the UAE’s score improved in 2021 in the index. The UAE scored very high on security and safety, rule of law, civil justice, criminal justice, freedom of movement, freedom of religion and others.
News Source: Khaleej Times