Dubai is not among the Top 100 or even the Top 150 most expensive cities in the world.
In fact, while Dubai ranks at #190 among the world's most expensive cities as ranked by the latest 2017 Numbeo Cost of Living Index, Abu Dhabi (#252) and Sharjah (#273) are stacked in the bottom half of the 484 cities ranked by the index.
Regional Top 10 Most Expensive Cities:
1. Kuwait City, Kuwait
2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3. Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia
4. Doha, Qatar
5. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
6. Beirut, Lebanon
7. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
8. Amman, Jordan
9. Irbil, Iraq
10. Manama, Bahrain
Source: Khaleej Times