The UAE is ranked first globally for its COVID-19 response and resilience.
That's according to the Pandemic Resilience Index 2022, compiled by the US-based Consumer Choice Centre.
Vaccination, booster rollouts and mass testing were some of the key factors considered.
Cyprus, Bahrain, Israel and Luxembourg round out the top-five spots on the list of 40 nations.
The Index was first published in April 2021 with the results now updated using the data as of November 30, 2021.
It ranks 40 countries regarding their health system’s resilience to COVID-19, looking at the following factors: vaccination approval, its drive, and time lags that have put brakes on it, critical care bed capacity, and mass testing.