That's not to say it's crime free - you can't expect that in any city which has a population of nearly two million. But for a city this size it really is noticeably better than most places.
That was the theme of comments left on Wednesday's post about abandoned cars.
All sorts of cars are simply left on the streets or in car parks by expats who are leaving, including Jaguars and BMWs. But no-one takes them, and it's the same with so much valuable equipment.
Take restaurants for example. Back home the pavement chairs & tables have to be taken inside every night and the whole shop barred and shuttered.
But here the furniture is simply left in place overnight. And it's still there the next morning.
The dhow loading stretch of the Creek in Deira is the same. All kinds of material is left on the dockside, a completely open public area in the centre of the city.
Back in Oz a truck would pull up on the first night and anything valuable would disappear, and I'm sure the same would happen in many cities. But not here.
Our crime rates are also given some perspective in a report in The National this morning.
Dubai police are warning that juvenile crime is on the increase, and that's obviously a concern.
But look at the figures. How many big cities around the world would love to have a problem of this magnitude?
An average of five crimes a week are committed by children, with the figure expected to rise over the summer break, according to police.
Dubai Police registered 110 juvenile crimes carried outby 161 children in the period between January 1-May 31.
Remember we're talking about a city of over 1.7 million people.