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Relocating to Dubai, UAE


The UAE is one of the most popular choice for expats across the Middle East and it’s obvious as to why. With its thriving nightlife, stunning beaches and access to some of the best schooling in the world it’s clear to see why the UAE is a prime hotspot for people across the globe.


Why move to Dubai, UAE?


Career Progression – Working in the UAE is not all about the money (although that’s great too), it can also be a great way to fast forward your career. The UAE has thriving business economies and always require English-speaking new hires to drive forward their innovation and technology. Dubai in particular is becoming a global hub for business and is already certainly the Middle East’s prime location for commerce and enterprise.


Tax free salary – Just like Saudi Arabia, the UAE is completely tax free which means you can keep 100% of your earnings.


Low VAT – The VAT in the UAE is 5%, making it one of the lowest rates of VAT in the world giving you even more bang for your buck.


Largest expat community in the world – 92% of the population in Dubai are expats making it one of the biggest multi-cultural cities in the world.


Great location – Dubai Airport is the largest in the world and flights to almost all tourist destinations are only 5-6 hours away, so it’s frequently a stop-over for long-haul travellers.


Fun facts about the UAE:

  • Home to the largest mall in the world which is bigger than 50 football pitches long.
  • The UAE is made up of seven emirates; Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.
  • It has the largest airport terminal in the world which includes a swimming pool a gym and three Jacuzzi’s.
  • Over 90% of the population are expats.
  • Home to the world’s first seven-star hotel.


Have a read of my article “relocating to Dubai” on LinkedIn to see my personal experience of relocating to the UAE and how to actually relocate: article.