Globally, Ecuador topped the list of the best places to live abroad in the survey, which polled more than 14,000 respondents, followed by Mexico and Malta.
Singapore, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Thailand, Panama, Canada, and Australia were also included in the top 10 expat destinations.
Although the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar did not rank among the top countries for expats, they did surprisingly rank better with women than with men, the survey showed.
The survey said the UAE ranked 13th for women, beating the likes of the US, Switzerland and all Scandinavian countries while only ranking 28th for men.
Reasons include that men are twice as likely to consider the cost of living to be very bad (10 versus 5 percent) while women said they find it easier to settle in and are more satisfied with their career prospects.
In a region often criticised for its treatment of women, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are also regarded more favourably by women than by men, the survey said.
The InterNations Expat Insider 2015 survey ranks countries by different factors such as the quality of life, personal finance, working abroad and making friends.