Articles about Dubai

There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make the move to Dubai a little easier.


Moving to the UAE with pets

Moving to the United Arab Emirates requires acquainting yourself with new customs and making careful arrangements; and if you’re planning to bring your pets to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, even more research is necessary. Pet relocation expert Caitlin Moore shares her advice on relocating pets to the UAE.

There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move a little easier.

Cormandré is a South African expat. She moved to Dubai in 2015 and hasn't regretted it once. She currently works as a teacher, and also recently got married.  Read more about expat life in Dubai in our Expat Arrivals Dubai city guide. About Cormandré Q: Where are you originally from? A… Read more
Mariëtte is a South African teacher who decided to take her career further abroad. After working in South Africa for a few years, she decided to spread her wings and move to the United Arab Emirates. She's been living in Dubai since 2016 now, and thinks this is a great city for any expat. Read… Read more
After visiting many times, Laura decided it was time to make the move from England to move to Dubai. She started her blog, Laura Lou Travels, to document her new life in Dubai. Here she chats about the ups and downs of being a British expat in Dubai. About Laura Q: Where are you originally… Read more
Dubai’s real estate has grown significantly, especially in comparison to how it was 10 years ago. One major difference that stands out is the formation of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) by Dubai Land’s Department. RERA – after being formed at the peak time of Dubai’s real estate in July… Read more
Moving overseas with children is a major challenge. Considering the best options for a child's education is a huge concern for expat parents. Is it always best to take your child with you? Or sometimes could leaving them behind at boarding school be a viable option? Expat Arrivals talks to… Read more
Sergey is a Russian expat living in Dubai. In search of an opportunity to live and work in a different culture, he moved to the emirate in 2011 to take up a position in an international marketing company. Despite the challenges of the extreme heat, Sergey, his wife and young son have made the most… Read more
Clare Bugden is a South African expat living in Dubai. She works in the travel industry and moved to the emirate to pursue a new job. Clare enjoys the quality of life in Dubai and the fact that the emirate is so central makes it a great place to be for exploring the world. To find out more about… Read more
Marianne Makdisi, originally from the UK moved to Dubai four years ago with her husband and two children. Despite the extreme climate and chaotic road traffic, Marianne is enjoying her life as expat by embracing all that Dubai has to offer. Marianne is a freelance writer and editor and you can read… Read more
Mrs Dubai is a seasoned expat in the UAE, having lived in Dubai for the past 14 years. Originally from the UK, she came to the emirate with her husband in search of a better quality of life. They certainly found it here, and she enjoys the sunshine and outdoor lifestyle. Read more about her life as… Read more
Are you an expat in Dubai, looking to boost your retirement benefits at the same time as reducing your tax liabilities? QNUPS could be the answer. Did you know that even though you are a UK expat, you could still be UK-domiciled, and if so, that means you remain subject to UK Inheritance Tax (IHT… Read more
Dubai is considered a modern and progressive emirate, but expats must remember that it is, nonetheless, an Islamic country, where Sharia Law is applicable. Also, expats need to be mindful that in certain areas (by western standards), local law in Dubai is very conservative and… Read more
Emily Crutcher is a southern belle sounding off in hot and humid Dubai. She joined the ranks of the up and coming, young professionals who relocated to Dubai to experience a more cosmopolitan lifestyle and to find out if expat life in the Middle East is all it's chalked up to be.… Read more
Seabee writes a blog called Life in Dubai which is mostly a look at the things that happen around the city, the frustrations expats face, the good, the bad and the funny things they are likely to encounter. It's a view from the street, one person's record of daily life in the city during a historic… Read more

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