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Many expats have set "dreams" about the expatriate experience before they move abroad. We thought it would be interesting to see how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Let us know below!

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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.

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6 expats talk about the expat life in the UAE and how to meet people in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
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