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1. Dial-up modem: Although this device introduced us to the World Wide Web, it was inconvenient on so many levels. How many times was your connection accidentally terminated because someone wanted to use the phone?! For those who can’t relate, let me just say that it wasn’t easy to have Internet access back then as it is today.

1. Dial-up modem: Although this device introduced us to the World Wide Web, it was inconvenient on so many levels. How many times was your connection accidentally terminated because someone wanted to use the phone?! For those who can’t relate, let me just say that it wasn’t easy to have Internet access back then as it is today. (Shutterstock)

2. Floppy disks: Have you ever had to submit your assignment on one of these? If you’re not familiar with these colorful squared-shaped devices, these were known as floppy disks and used to save up to 1.44 MB worth of data.

2. Floppy disks: Have you ever had to submit your assignment on one of these? If you’re not familiar with these colorful squared-shaped devices, these were known as floppy disks and used to save up to 1.44 MB worth of data. (Shutterstock)

3. CDs: Those round-shaped devices replaced the squared ones we just talked about. And although the CD ports still exist in the cars and laptops, people don’t use them as much because of other services like online subscriptions.

3. CDs: Those round-shaped devices replaced the squared ones we just talked about. And although the CD ports still exist in the cars and laptops, people don’t use them as much because of other services like online subscriptions. (Shutterstock)

4. Fax machines: Even Though the first fax device was invented in 1843, it wasn’t commonly used until the 1980s and it used to cost up to $20,000. People were fascinated by the fact that a piece of paper can be transmitted in a matter of seconds from one country to another! I bet people who were introduced to emails as the first form of telecommunicating are fascinated by this fact.

4. Fax machines: Even Though the first fax device was invented in 1843, it wasn’t commonly used until the 1980s and it used to cost up to $20,000. People were fascinated by the fact that a piece of paper can be transmitted in a matter of seconds from one country to another! I bet people who were introduced to emails as the first form of telecommunicating are fascinated by this fact. (Shutterstock)

5. VCRs: Before the term “Let’s Netflix and chill” was invented, people relied on this invention for entertainment. They used to purchase/rent VHS tapes and watch them on their VCRs. If you have no clue what we’re talking about, a VCR is a Video Cassette Recorder, and a VHS is a Video Home System, and your parents’ wedding is most probably saved on of these.

5. VCRs: Before the term “Let’s Netflix and chill” was invented, people relied on this invention for entertainment. They used to purchase/rent VHS tapes and watch them on their VCRs. If you have no clue what we’re talking about, a VCR is a Video Cassette Recorder, and a VHS is a Video Home System, and your parents’ wedding is most probably saved on of these. (Shutterstock)

6. Flip flop phones: Nothing used to be more satisfying than ending a provocative phone call using a flip flop phone. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to experience that, you still have the chance with Nokia 2720.

6. Flip flop phones: Nothing used to be more satisfying than ending a provocative phone call using a flip flop phone. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to experience that, you still have the chance with Nokia 2720. (Shutterstock)

7. PDAs: We’re not referring to Public Display of Affection here. We’re talking about the Personal Digital Assistant that is now being replaced by the one and only invention - the smartphone.

7. PDAs: We’re not referring to Public Display of Affection here. We’re talking about the Personal Digital Assistant that is now being replaced by the one and only invention - the smartphone. (Shutterstock)

8. Beepers: Another device that has been replaced by the smartphone is the beeper. As a matter of fact, the beeper became obsolete before the smartphone was even invented. People stopped using it once the mobile phone was available in stores.

8. Beepers: Another device that has been replaced by the smartphone is the beeper. As a matter of fact, the beeper became obsolete before the smartphone was even invented. People stopped using it once the mobile phone was available in stores. (Shutterstock)

9. Walkman: It’s one of the coolest inventions that we don’t use anymore, isn’t it? If it’s the first time you see this device, this is how people used to enjoy music before iPods and MP3 players were invented. Like the VCR, it needed something to be inserted in it and in this case it was the cassette.

9. Walkman: It’s one of the coolest inventions that we don’t use anymore, isn’t it? If it’s the first time you see this device, this is how people used to enjoy music before iPods and MP3 players were invented. Like the VCR, it needed something to be inserted in it and in this case it was the cassette. (Shutterstock)

1. Dial-up modem: Although this device introduced us to the World Wide Web, it was inconvenient on so many levels. How many times was your connection accidentally terminated because someone wanted to use the phone?! For those who can’t relate, let me just say that it wasn’t easy to have Internet access back then as it is today.
2. Floppy disks: Have you ever had to submit your assignment on one of these? If you’re not familiar with these colorful squared-shaped devices, these were known as floppy disks and used to save up to 1.44 MB worth of data.
3. CDs: Those round-shaped devices replaced the squared ones we just talked about. And although the CD ports still exist in the cars and laptops, people don’t use them as much because of other services like online subscriptions.
4. Fax machines: Even Though the first fax device was invented in 1843, it wasn’t commonly used until the 1980s and it used to cost up to $20,000. People were fascinated by the fact that a piece of paper can be transmitted in a matter of seconds from one country to another! I bet people who were introduced to emails as the first form of telecommunicating are fascinated by this fact.
5. VCRs: Before the term “Let’s Netflix and chill” was invented, people relied on this invention for entertainment. They used to purchase/rent VHS tapes and watch them on their VCRs. If you have no clue what we’re talking about, a VCR is a Video Cassette Recorder, and a VHS is a Video Home System, and your parents’ wedding is most probably saved on of these.
6. Flip flop phones: Nothing used to be more satisfying than ending a provocative phone call using a flip flop phone. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to experience that, you still have the chance with Nokia 2720.
7. PDAs: We’re not referring to Public Display of Affection here. We’re talking about the Personal Digital Assistant that is now being replaced by the one and only invention - the smartphone.
8. Beepers: Another device that has been replaced by the smartphone is the beeper. As a matter of fact, the beeper became obsolete before the smartphone was even invented. People stopped using it once the mobile phone was available in stores.
9. Walkman: It’s one of the coolest inventions that we don’t use anymore, isn’t it? If it’s the first time you see this device, this is how people used to enjoy music before iPods and MP3 players were invented. Like the VCR, it needed something to be inserted in it and in this case it was the cassette.
1. Kuwait: Kuwait ranks last once again, a position it also held in 2018 and from 2014 to 2016. It still places last and second to last for the ease of settling in and quality of life, respectively, though it has improved for personal finance (from 50th to 38th in 2019).

1. Kuwait: Kuwait ranks last once again, a position it also held in 2018 and from 2014 to 2016. It still places last and second to last for the ease of settling in and quality of life, respectively, though it has improved for personal finance (from 50th to 38th in 2019). (Shutterstock)

2. Italy: Italy may be new to the bottom 3, ranking 63rd out of 64 in 2019, but it has never made it out of the bottom 10. As in 2018, it does worst for working abroad (64th) and personal finance (62nd).

2. Italy: Italy may be new to the bottom 3, ranking 63rd out of 64 in 2019, but it has never made it out of the bottom 10. As in 2018, it does worst for working abroad (64th) and personal finance (62nd). (Shutterstock)

3. Nigeria: After not featuring in the 2018 survey due to an insufficient number of respondents, Nigeria (62nd out of 64) once again ranks third to last, as it did in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

3. Nigeria: After not featuring in the 2018 survey due to an insufficient number of respondents, Nigeria (62nd out of 64) once again ranks third to last, as it did in 2015, 2016, and 2017. (Shutterstock)

4. Brazil: Ranking 61 this year, Brazil has ranked among the bottom 5 for the past five years and even placed last in 2018.

4. Brazil: Ranking 61 this year, Brazil has ranked among the bottom 5 for the past five years and even placed last in 2018. (Shutterstock)

5. Turkey: Turkey is the worst country in the world for expat families (36th out of 36): close to two in five expat parents (39%) are dissatisfied with the options for children’s education (vs. 17% globally), and 38% rate the quality of education negatively (vs. 16% worldwide).

5. Turkey: Turkey is the worst country in the world for expat families (36th out of 36): close to two in five expat parents (39%) are dissatisfied with the options for children’s education (vs. 17% globally), and 38% rate the quality of education negatively (vs. 16% worldwide). (Shutterstock)

6. India : Coming in 62nd out of 64 countries in the Quality of Life Index, India especially lags behind digitally (62nd): expats for example struggle with getting a local mobile phone number (38% negative answers vs. 7% globally) and with accessing administrative and government services online (53% vs. 26% worldwide).

6. India : Coming in 62nd out of 64 countries in the Quality of Life Index, India especially lags behind digitally (62nd): expats for example struggle with getting a local mobile phone number (38% negative answers vs. 7% globally) and with accessing administrative and government services online (53% vs. 26% worldwide). (Shutterstock)

7. UK: The UK ranks 58th out of 64 countries in the Expat Insider 2019 survey amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty: it has fallen 14 places in terms of political stability, now ranking among the ten worst countries in the world for this factor (57th). Over two in five expats (42%) rate the political stability negatively (vs. 17% globally).

7. UK: The UK ranks 58th out of 64 countries in the Expat Insider 2019 survey amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty: it has fallen 14 places in terms of political stability, now ranking among the ten worst countries in the world for this factor (57th). Over two in five expats (42%) rate the political stability negatively (vs. 17% globally). (Shutterstock)

8. Greece: Ranking last in the world in the Personal Finance Index for the sixth year running, 39% of expats in Greece worry about their financial situation (vs. 18% globally), and 42% say that their household income is not enough to cover daily costs (vs. 23% globally).

8. Greece: Ranking last in the world in the Personal Finance Index for the sixth year running, 39% of expats in Greece worry about their financial situation (vs. 18% globally), and 42% say that their household income is not enough to cover daily costs (vs. 23% globally). (Shutterstock)

9. Russia: Russia ranks 50th out of 64 countries in the Quality of Life Index, with expats there struggling with the weather and climate (54% unhappy vs. 21% worldwide) and the restricted access to online services (24% unhappy vs. 9% globally), among other things.

9. Russia: Russia ranks 50th out of 64 countries in the Quality of Life Index, with expats there struggling with the weather and climate (54% unhappy vs. 21% worldwide) and the restricted access to online services (24% unhappy vs. 9% globally), among other things. (Shutterstock)

10. South Korea: Settling down is a real challenge for expats in South Korea: 41% find it hard (vs. 23% globally), and 37% struggle to get used to the local cultures (vs. 20% globally). What is more, South Korea dropped eleven positions in the Working Abroad Index since 2018, ranking 51st out of 64 countries in 2019.

10. South Korea: Settling down is a real challenge for expats in South Korea: 41% find it hard (vs. 23% globally), and 37% struggle to get used to the local cultures (vs. 20% globally). What is more, South Korea dropped eleven positions in the Working Abroad Index since 2018, ranking 51st out of 64 countries in 2019. (Shutterstock)

1. Kuwait: Kuwait ranks last once again, a position it also held in 2018 and from 2014 to 2016. It still places last and second to last for the ease of settling in and quality of life, respectively, though it has improved for personal finance (from 50th to 38th in 2019).
2. Italy: Italy may be new to the bottom 3, ranking 63rd out of 64 in 2019, but it has never made it out of the bottom 10. As in 2018, it does worst for working abroad (64th) and personal finance (62nd).
3. Nigeria: After not featuring in the 2018 survey due to an insufficient number of respondents, Nigeria (62nd out of 64) once again ranks third to last, as it did in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
4. Brazil: Ranking 61 this year, Brazil has ranked among the bottom 5 for the past five years and even placed last in 2018.
5. Turkey: Turkey is the worst country in the world for expat families (36th out of 36): close to two in five expat parents (39%) are dissatisfied with the options for children’s education (vs. 17% globally), and 38% rate the quality of education negatively (vs. 16% worldwide).
6. India : Coming in 62nd out of 64 countries in the Quality of Life Index, India especially lags behind digitally (62nd): expats for example struggle with getting a local mobile phone number (38% negative answers vs. 7% globally) and with accessing administrative and government services online (53% vs. 26% worldwide).
7. UK: The UK ranks 58th out of 64 countries in the Expat Insider 2019 survey amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty: it has fallen 14 places in terms of political stability, now ranking among the ten worst countries in the world for this factor (57th). Over two in five expats (42%) rate the political stability negatively (vs. 17% globally).
8. Greece: Ranking last in the world in the Personal Finance Index for the sixth year running, 39% of expats in Greece worry about their financial situation (vs. 18% globally), and 42% say that their household income is not enough to cover daily costs (vs. 23% globally).
9. Russia: Russia ranks 50th out of 64 countries in the Quality of Life Index, with expats there struggling with the weather and climate (54% unhappy vs. 21% worldwide) and the restricted access to online services (24% unhappy vs. 9% globally), among other things.
10. South Korea: Settling down is a real challenge for expats in South Korea: 41% find it hard (vs. 23% globally), and 37% struggle to get used to the local cultures (vs. 20% globally). What is more, South Korea dropped eleven positions in the Working Abroad Index since 2018, ranking 51st out of 64 countries in 2019.
1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally.

1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally. (Shutterstock)

2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand.

2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand. (Shutterstock)

3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand.

3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand. (Shutterstock)

4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand.

4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand. (Shutterstock)

5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand.

5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand. (Shutterstock)

6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand.

6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand. (Shutterstock)

7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand.

7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand. (Shutterstock)

8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand.

8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand. (Shutterstock)

9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand.

9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand. (Shutterstock)

10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand.

10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand. (Shutterstock)

11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand.

11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand. (Shutterstock)

12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand.

12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand. (Shutterstock)

13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand.

13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand. (Shutterstock)

14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand.

14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand. (Shutterstock)

15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand.

15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand. (Shutterstock)

16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand.

16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand. (Shutterstock)

17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand.

17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand. (Shutterstock)

18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand.

18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand. (Shutterstock)

19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand.

19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand. (Shutterstock)

1. Qatar: According to IMF’s list, Qatar is the richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 134.62 thousand which is the highest globally.
2. UAE: UAE ranked second among Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 70.47 thousand.
3. Kuwait: Kuwait is the 3rd richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 67.97 thousand.
4. Saudi Arabia: The kingdom is the 4th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 56.82 thousand.
5. Bahrain: Bahrain is the 5th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 50.87 thousand.
6. Oman: Oman is the poorest country among the GCC country yet it is the 6th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 46.48 thousand.
7. Iraq: Although Iraq ranks directly after Oman in this list, the gap between the two countries is huge! Iraq’s GDP per capita is 18.01 thousand.
8. Algeria: Algeria is the richest Arab African country with a GDP per capita of 15.77 thousand.
9. Lebanon: Despite all the economic challenges that Lebanon face, Lebanon is the 9th richest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 15.21 thousand.
10. Egypt: The land of the pharaohs ranks 10th in the list with a GDP per capita of 14.03 thousand.
11. Tunisia: The country that sparked the Arab Spring in 2010 ranks 11th with a GDP per capita of 12.8 thousand.
12. Libya: The turmoiled country is the last Arab country with a GDP per capita higher than 10 thousand. Its GDP per capita this year is 12.05 thousand.
13. Jordan: Jordan’s economy has been struggling this year and its GDP per capita reflects that. Its GDP per capita in this list is 9.65 thousand.
14. Morocco: Morocco’s GDP per capita this year is 9.28 thousand.
15. Mauritania: Mauritania is one of the poorest Arab countries with a GDP per capita of 4.2 thousand.
16. Sudan: Sudan’s critical political circumstances affected its economy. Its GDP per capita this year plummeted to 4.09 thousand.
17. Djibouti: This African country is considered the 3rd poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 4 thousand.
18. Yemen: Yemen is the second poorer Arab country with a GDP per capita of 2.4 thousand.
19. Comoros: Comoros is the poorest Arab country with a GDP per capita of 1.66 thousand.
1. Apple: Although Apple ranked first in MBLM’s 2019 survey, its quotient dropped this year from 82.6 to 73.0. Nevertheless, 32% of Apple users said that they can’t live without the brand.

1. Apple: Although Apple ranked first in MBLM’s 2019 survey, its quotient dropped this year from 82.6 to 73.0. Nevertheless, 32% of Apple users said that they can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

2. Emirates: Unlike Apple, Emirates Airlines’ quotient soared this year from 62.4 to 70.3, and 21% of its users said that they cannot live without the brand.

2. Emirates: Unlike Apple, Emirates Airlines’ quotient soared this year from 62.4 to 70.3, and 21% of its users said that they cannot live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

3. Ford: Ford ranked first in the automobile industry with an improved quotient at 69.7. However, only 9% of its users said that they cannot live without the brand.

3. Ford: Ford ranked first in the automobile industry with an improved quotient at 69.7. However, only 9% of its users said that they cannot live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

4. Mercedes-Benz: The German automobile giant dominated the 4th position with quotient of 66.0, and only 8% of its users said that they can’t live without the brand.

4. Mercedes-Benz: The German automobile giant dominated the 4th position with quotient of 66.0, and only 8% of its users said that they can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

5. Audi: Audi’s performance improved significantly this year; its quotient rose from 44.7 to 64.8. 11% of Audi’s users surveyed can’t live without the brand.

5. Audi: Audi’s performance improved significantly this year; its quotient rose from 44.7 to 64.8. 11% of Audi’s users surveyed can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

6. Microsoft: Microsoft’s quotient rose from 47.3 to 57.3 this year. It’s worth mentioning that 29% of Microsoft’s users said that they can’t live without the brand.

6. Microsoft: Microsoft’s quotient rose from 47.3 to 57.3 this year. It’s worth mentioning that 29% of Microsoft’s users said that they can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

7. Nescafé: Although Nescafé ranked 7th in the survey, the brand ranked first in its industry hitting 55.9 quotient. 20% of the brand’s users said they can’t live without it.

7. Nescafé: Although Nescafé ranked 7th in the survey, the brand ranked first in its industry hitting 55.9 quotient. 20% of the brand’s users said they can’t live without it. (Shutterstock)

8. Lexus: Lexus performance dropped this year significantly. Its quotient plummeted from 82.0 to 55.8. Yet 11% of its users said they can’t live without the brand.

8. Lexus: Lexus performance dropped this year significantly. Its quotient plummeted from 82.0 to 55.8. Yet 11% of its users said they can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

9. BMW: BMW’s performance was very similar to Lexus’. Its quotient stood at 55.7 this year, and only 10% of its users can’t live without the brand.

9. BMW: BMW’s performance was very similar to Lexus’. Its quotient stood at 55.7 this year, and only 10% of its users can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

10. YouTube: Google’s video-sharing platform outdid Netflix this year hitting a quotient of 55.1, and 24% of YouTube’s users can’t live without the brand.

10. YouTube: Google’s video-sharing platform outdid Netflix this year hitting a quotient of 55.1, and 24% of YouTube’s users can’t live without the brand. (Shutterstock)

1. Apple: Although Apple ranked first in MBLM’s 2019 survey, its quotient dropped this year from 82.6 to 73.0. Nevertheless, 32% of Apple users said that they can’t live without the brand.
2. Emirates: Unlike Apple, Emirates Airlines’ quotient soared this year from 62.4 to 70.3, and 21% of its users said that they cannot live without the brand.
3. Ford: Ford ranked first in the automobile industry with an improved quotient at 69.7. However, only 9% of its users said that they cannot live without the brand.
4. Mercedes-Benz: The German automobile giant dominated the 4th position with quotient of 66.0, and only 8% of its users said that they can’t live without the brand.
5. Audi: Audi’s performance improved significantly this year; its quotient rose from 44.7 to 64.8. 11% of Audi’s users surveyed can’t live without the brand.
6. Microsoft: Microsoft’s quotient rose from 47.3 to 57.3 this year. It’s worth mentioning that 29% of Microsoft’s users said that they can’t live without the brand.
7. Nescafé: Although Nescafé ranked 7th in the survey, the brand ranked first in its industry hitting 55.9 quotient. 20% of the brand’s users said they can’t live without it.
8. Lexus: Lexus performance dropped this year significantly. Its quotient plummeted from 82.0 to 55.8. Yet 11% of its users said they can’t live without the brand.
9. BMW: BMW’s performance was very similar to Lexus’. Its quotient stood at 55.7 this year, and only 10% of its users can’t live without the brand.
10. YouTube: Google’s video-sharing platform outdid Netflix this year hitting a quotient of 55.1, and 24% of YouTube’s users can’t live without the brand.
1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines.

1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines. (Shutterstock)

2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents.

2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents. (Shutterstock)

3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world.

3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. (Shutterstock)

4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator.

4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator. (Shutterstock)

5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787.

5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787. (Shutterstock)

6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.

6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents. (Shutterstock)

7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member.

7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member. (Shutterstock)

8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific.

8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific. (Shutterstock)

9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub.

9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub. (Shutterstock)

10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan.

10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. (Shutterstock)

1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines.
2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents.
3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world.
4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator.
5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787.
6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.
7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member.
8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific.
9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub.
10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan.

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