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.