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The UAE ranked first in the Arab world and 31st globally in a recent report about the best countries for remote working.

UK-based business phone system company Circle Loop issued a report that surveyed countries that offered the best environment for remote working, taking into consideration internet speed, rental rates and happiness indices.

The UAE surpassed Italy, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malaysia, the US and China on the list, and it ranked second-best for speed and efficiency of internet connection.

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Teleworking Applications, said: "Over the past year, the world has witnessed great changes brought about by repercussions from the Coronavirus pandemic, which were reflected in all aspects of life.

"The UAE Government was able ... to ensure the continuity of services, while preserving the health and safety of human resources by enabling 95 per cent of workers to work remotely."

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