Behind Norway, The Emirates named second in Gallup’s Law and Order Index. People feel safer while walking alone at night in the UAE than anywhere else in the world, the international survey finds.

In the highest law and order index, Norway was ranked as the top country with 94 points, the Emirates came second with a score of 93 points. According to Gallup’s Global Law and Order 2021 report, the Emirates scored 95 per cent when it came to feeling safe about walking alone at night. Norway as second on the index, with 93 per cent.

“If a woman wanders alone at any hour of the day or night without fear, know that she is in the Emirates,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Gallup’s latest survey was based on people’s perceptions of their own security and trust in the rule of law. The responses were collected throughout the first full year of the pandemic and through the first half of the second.

Top eleven countries with highest law and order index scores
  1. Norway 94
  2. UAE 93
  3. China 93
  4. Switzerland 93
  5. Finland 92
  6. Iceland 92
  7. Tajikistan 92
  8. Taiwan 91
  9. Slovenien 91
  10. Austria 91
  11. Portugal 91
Top ten countries where people feel safest walking alone
  1. UAE 95
  2. Norway 93
  3. China 91
  4. Slovenia 91
  5. Taiwan 89
  6. Finland 88
  7. Tajikistan 88
  8. Croatia 87
  9. Austria 86
  10. Switzerland 86