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Doha, Dubai ranked world’s top two cities for competitive job markets

The United Arab Emirates was the only country to have two cities on the top 10 list with both Dubai and the country’s capital Abu Dhabi at fifth.
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 15: A man looks out over the Doha skyline on The Corniche during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on December 15, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

DUBAI — Doha was found to be the most competitive city for job applicants in a world market study by online resume builder Dubai followed at second place. Both Gulf cities attract a high number of job seekers with the high salaries and nontaxable incomes characteristic of the region. 

Middle East countries made up half of the company's top-10 list of the “most competitive job markets in the world.”

Here is the ranking of the cities with the highest average number of applicants per job posting on LinkedIn within one week of being listed: 

1. Doha, Qatar: 399.0

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