The United States is the deadliest place in the world for security professionals, according to an annual survey by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Dubai, a popular tourist destination for foreigners, is ranked the number one country for the third year running.
The U.S. ranks 13th among nations, behind Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria and India.
Dubai is one of the biggest cities in the Middle East, with an estimated population of 3.3 million.
Its 1,400-plus hotel rooms, casinos, shopping malls, restaurants and shopping malls are packed every night, with people arriving by helicopter.
Dubu is also one of three hubs of the Middle Eastern terrorist network known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).
Dubu has been the scene of attacks by terrorists targeting security personnel and embassies in the past, including the 2010 murder of two U.N. peacekeepers in the capital, as well as a suicide bombing in March that killed 29.
More than 1,100 people were killed in the deadliest single attack on U..
S.-U.K. diplomatic missions in 20 years in 2014.
The U.K.’s ambassador to the United Nations and a British citizen were killed when a bomb exploded on a U.UK.
Militant groups in the region, including ISIL, have declared an Islamic state in the Gulf region.
The Department of Defense and the FBI are leading a joint effort to track down the attackers.
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