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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Umm Al Quwain, they said...

"Expats moving to Umm Al Quwain should be aware that it is one of the smaller emirates, offering a quieter and more relaxed lifestyle compared to the bustling cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The cost of living is generally lower, with more affordable housing options available. The local culture is deeply rooted in Islamic traditions, and expats are expected to respect these customs, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan. The official language is Arabic, but English is widely spoken, especially in business settings. The climate is hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. The healthcare system in Umm Al Quwain is of a high standard, with both public and private facilities available. However, it is advisable for expats to have comprehensive health insurance. The UAE has strict laws and regulations, particularly regarding alcohol consumption, dress code, and public behavior. It is important for expats to familiarize themselves with these laws to avoid any legal issues. The education system in Umm Al Quwain offers a variety of options, including public, private, and international schools. The emirate is well-connected by road to the rest of the UAE, making it easy to travel to other cities for work or leisure. However, public transportation within Umm Al Quwain is limited, so having a car can be beneficial. Finally, while Umm Al Quwain offers a peaceful and laid-back lifestyle, it may not offer the same level of entertainment and leisure activities as the larger cities, so expats should be prepared for a quieter pace of life," said a member in Umm Al Quwain, the UAE.

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