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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Palm Jumeirah, they said...

"Palm Jumeirah is a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree, known for its luxurious villies, high-end hotels, and beautiful beaches. Before moving to Palm Jumeirah, expats should know that the cost of living is quite high, with rent, groceries, and dining out being more expensive than in many other parts of the UAE. The island is home to a diverse community of expats from all over the world, so it's a great place to meet new people and make friends. The weather in Palm Jumeirah is hot and humid for most of the year, with temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in the summer months. While English is widely spoken in Palm Jumeirah, learning some basic Arabic phrases can be helpful in daily life. Public transportation is not very extensive on the island, so having a car can be beneficial, although taxis and ride-sharing services are readily available. Palm Jumeirah is a very safe place to live, with a low crime rate and a strong police presence. The healthcare facilities in Palm Jumeirah are excellent, with a number of high-quality hospitals and clinics available. Expats should be aware of the UAE's strict laws and customs, which include restrictions on alcohol consumption, dress codes, and public displays of affection. Finally, while Palm Jumeirah offers a luxurious lifestyle, it's important to remember that it's a relatively isolated island, so it may not offer the same level of cultural immersion as living in a more traditional Emirati neighborhood," commented one expat who made the move to Palm Jumeirah, the UAE.

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