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UAE occupies fourth place globally for the best tourist resorts

The UAE gained fourth place at the global level for "Best toursit resorts and hotel accomodations," according to the classification enterprise "Viuchrbrand."

The indicators also ranked the UAE fifth in the provision of employments opportunities  and eighth place at the the level of best shopping strips in the world.

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