Expat Guide to Living in Dubai
Whether you're already living in Dubai or preparing to move to Dubai, our Expat Guide to Living in UAE offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Dubai. For answers to specific questions, visit our UAE Forum to talk with expats in Dubai.
Expats in Dubai will find one of the largest expat hubs in the world. With so many other people from other cultures, it's a location where just about anyone can find a comfort zone with the right frame of mind and amount of effort.
Are you considering the Middle East as a possible business venture but the World crisis has brought to you second thoughts? Following are some interesting facts about Dubai that can give you a general idea of where, this city is and its future plans. I hope you find this information useful...enjoy.
Relocation professional, Einat Mazafi, discusses the pros and cons of moving to Dubai. The warm temperatures, large expat community, world-class shopping vs. strict Islamic laws and high cost-of-living.
If properly structured, a Dubai incorporated company can legitimately enjoy a wide variety of benefits, which is the main reason why it has attracted almost 200 of the global Fortune 500 companies. Lawrence Smith explains.
More Culture Shock Reports for DubaiCulture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Dubai handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Dubai:
More Living in Dubai Reports
What are people's priorities in Dubai - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Dubai:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Dubai? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Dubai? Help others moving to Dubai by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.Submit a Moving Overseas Report
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Reviews of Schools in Dubai
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Dubai. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Dubai:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Dubai. If you are already living in Dubai, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Dubai by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Dubai Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Dubai? Below are some of the reports from expats in Dubai:
What's it like to find a job in Dubai? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Dubai? Below are some of the reports from expats in Dubai:
Working in Dubai Reports
There are tremendous job opportunities in Dubai, but employment may come as something of a shock to expats. Sanderson's article provides a great overview of what to expect!
Important advice for expats and travelers in Dubai about how to dress appropriately, the Holy Month of Ramadan and other customs.
Many job hunters still believe that the streets of Dubai are paved with gold, but competition for jobs can be fierce.