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We asked people living in UAE to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to the UAE, it is important to pack items that will help you adjust to the climate and culture. Bring lightweight, breathable clothing that will keep you cool in the hot weather. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are also essential for protecting yourself from the sun. Additionally, it is important to bring a few items that will help you feel at home, such as pictures of family and friends, books, and music. Finally, make sure to bring any necessary documents, such as a passport, visa, and any other paperwork required for your move," remarked another expat in UAE.

"I would definitely bring some shampoos from Europe as the quality of them over here is doubtful unless you buy them in salons. I would take many of my own language books to read - however one can easily find English good literature. I would take hair color as I am blond and the choices of blond hair colors in shops is poor. I would take plenty of patience over here especially while driving. Leave clothes, shoes, bags and cooking pots home," said a member in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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