07 Apr Doha makes top 10 safest tourism spots in the world
In a boost to the Middle East’s security reputation, Doha has been ranked as one of the top 10 safest tourist destinations in the world.
According to UK-based security training marketplace, Get Licensed, the Gulf city achieved a World Vacation Safety Score of 7.56, which placed it level with Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The rankings took into account a number of safety metrics including crime and homicide rates, public confidence in law enforcement and concerns about muggings and robberies.
Doha has just 0.42 murders per 100,000 people – an exceptionally low rate. In addition, 82.37% of those polled for the rankings said they felt safe going home alone at night. The city also received a 7.92 rating in the category of police dependability.
In a separate list rating the safest places for solo women travellers, Holidu also placed Doha as the only Middle East city to make the list of the top 50 safest spots for females travelling on their own.
It is little surprise that the Qatar city has achieved high rankings for security. In January this year, Qatar was named by Numbeo as the safest place in the world.
The topic of tourism security is one that we’ll be covering extensively at the Security Middle East Conference next month. Executive Director of Red Sea Global, Tawfeeq Alsadoon, will be delivering a keynote speech on Secure Journeys: building tourism security in Saudi Arabia. He will share his knowledge on this topic, present best practice examples and also take questions from the audience.