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Gallup Poll: Saudi Arabia is most favoured Arab nation for migrants

Saudi Arabia and Emirates are among the most preferred countries in the world for those seeking better prospects overseas, according to prestigious polling group

Ahram Online, Sunday 22 Apr 2012
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Around 31 million people would prefer working and living in Saudi Arabia, polling agency Gallup reported on Friday.

This makes the Kingdom the region's number-one destination for migrants in the world.

The poll, which was based on phone calls and face-to-face interviews with 452,199 adults, showed that about 13 per cent of the world's adults -- representing more than 640 million people -- would like to leave their country permanently.

The United States remained in first place overall, with roughly 150 million poll respondents choosing it as a top choice for immigration.

The United Arab Emirates was chosen by 13 million respondents.

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