Dubai is the second best city for drivers in the world

Dubai is second only to Canada’s Calgary when it comes to the driving experience, according to the 2019 Driving Cities Index study by Mister Auto.

The survey ranked 100 cities on three main criteria: infrastructure, safety and costs. Under infrastructure came factors such as congestion, road quality, average car age and air quality. Safety measured road rage and fatality rates. Costs included those of parking, petrol and road tax.

Close on the (w)heels of Calgary’s perfect score of 100, Dubai scored 97.87.

The top three factors working in the emirate’s favour are: low cost of petrol, relatively less congestion, high-quality roads and low annual road tax by affordability. Compared to Calgary’s 93.82 air quality score, though, Dubai got 39.26, however, sand in the atmosphere can affect that rating.

10 best cities for drivers

1. Calgary, Canada

2. Dubai, UAE

3. Ottawa, Canada

4. Bern, Switzerland

5. El Paso, United States

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. Gothenburg, Sweden

8. Dusseldorf, Germany

9. Basel, Switzerland

10. Dortmund, Germany

10 worst cities for drivers

100. Mumbai, India

99. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

98. Kolkata, India

97. Lagos, Nigeria

96. Karachi, Pakistan

95. Bogota, Colombia

94. Sao Paulo, Brazil

93. Mexico City, Mexico

92. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

91. Moscow, Russia

The study threw up several more interesting insights about drivers and their experiences in other cities around for world.

The oldest cars are to be found on the streets of Mumbai, Kolkata and Athens, while Dubai has the lowest average car age in the world, followed by Singapore and Tokyo.

Sydney, New York and Brisbane are the three most expensive cities, paying between $39.23 and $30.87 for two hours of parking, while Mumbai is the cheapest, at $0.45 for two hours.

Dubai is the 24th most expensive city in the world parking-fee-wise.

Fortunately, Dubai is the second cheapest city in the world to fuel up. Lagos, Nigeria, has the cheapest petrol at Dh1.47 per litre, while drivers in Oslo, Norway, shell out the most for petrol – at Dh7.02.

The National