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

"Before retiring in the UAE, it is important to understand the financial requirements and cost of living. Retirement income such as pensions or Social Security must be sufficient enough to support a comfortable lifestyle in the UAE. You will also need to meet the requirements for obtaining a residence visa. Healthcare costs and insurance should be taken into consideration, as well as possible taxation on investment income. Generally, the UAE is relatively safe, but it is important to check the latest travel advisories from the US State Department prior to travel to remain informed of any potential safety risks," explained one expat living in UAE.

"Negotiate a VERY comprehensive relocation package with your prospective employer, including school, housing, transportation and travel allowance, in addition to a generous salary, because the cost of living is not cheap here," said another expat in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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