Iran’s destructive policies have pushed the country to the bottom of every international ranking
According to the World Tourism Organization and the regime’s claims, approximately 5.1 million people will visit Iran in 2021. The majority were religious pilgrims, but there were far fewer visitors from developed countries.
During the same time period, more than 7.28 million people visited the UAE (UAE). According to the UNWTO, the UAE received approximately 25 million visitors prior to the coronavirus pandemic, which was at least three times more than Iran. Even though the UAE is a small desert country with fewer historical monuments and biodiversity and no four-season climate, it offers much more to travelers and is a more welcoming, tourist-friendly country.
Every year, the reputable institute of Henley & Partners, which ranks the world’s passports, ranks Iran at number 104. This is an important index because it specifies the number of destinations to which citizens of each country can travel without a visa
In this ranking, Japan was named the most welcoming country in the world, while the UAE was named the most welcoming in the Middle East. Iran, along with Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, was ranked among the worst countries in terms of passport validity. At the moment, Iranian citizens can only travel to 42 countries without a visa, the majority of which are poor African countries.
The statistics of the Transparency International Organization, based in Germany, are another indicator of Iran’s dire situation. Iran is one of the world’s most corrupt countries, ranking 150th.
According to World Bank statistics, the per capita income (GDP per capita) of UAE citizens in 2022 will be around 41,800 USD. According to the same source, the per capita income of Iranian citizens is only $3,500. This large disparity has resulted in a huge disparity in the welfare levels of the two countries citizens.
A member of Tehran’s city council recently stated that the “city is out of control.” Pollution, poverty, and social disparities plague the country’s metropolitan areas. The Economist Intelligence Unit compiled a list of cities with the best liveability conditions for 2022. According to this index, Tehran is one of the worst cities in the world, ranking 163.
Even according to the Economist Impact index, Dubai ranks much higher than Iranian cities in terms of digital cities. The World Economic Forum named Dubai the best city in the Middle East for entrepreneurship. Iran was named the most unsuitable country for entrepreneurship in this report, alongside Belarus and Sudan.
There is no doubt that the regime’s destructive policies were not only destructive but also embarrassed the entire nation.