More than two-thirds of GCC residents favour Dubai for well-designed housing, a new survey suggests. Villas and townhouses are the preferred investments in the emirate according to the study, commissioned by developer Ellington Properties. Abu Dhabi came second in order of preference, followed by Muscat, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait City, Manama and Dammam. YouGov researchers spoke to more than 2,700 GCC residents, who expressed their views on elements such as build quality, aesthetics, space and convenience. Robert Booth, Managing Director of Ellington Properties tells ARN what respondents said about Dubai.