Living in the UAE

Living in the UAE boasts a wealth of advantages. The Emirate of Dubai, in particular, is recognised around the world for its soaring skyscrapers, excellent business credentials and its global ambition to be the best city in the world.

As the planet’s fourth most-visited city, Dubai has gained a well-deserved reputation for luxury and quality. Residents living in Dubai enjoy a high standard of living complemented by year-round sunshine, a seasonally dry climate, beautifully-maintained public spaces and a beachfront lifestyle.

Increasingly, the city’s rich cultural heritage is showcased through its year-round calendar of events at a growing number of museums, art galleries, theatres, cinemas and outdoor venues.

Dubai is also a shopper’s dream, offering a panoply of luxurious shopping malls. The city is home to The Dubai Mall, one of the globe’s most significant retail destinations and purveyor of virtually every luxury brand in the world. Visitors and residents can also enjoy a more traditional shopping experience at the city’s various souks and markets.

Home to residents from over 200 countries, Dubai has evolved into an exotic culinary melting pot. From street-side vendors selling traditional snacks to high-end restaurants and international celebrity chefs, the city’s foodie credentials are increasingly on the radar for global restaurant critics.

Dubai has excellent transport links and features an efficient and affordable taxi service, private limousine companies, an automated metro system, bus network, and even the option of water taxis. A modern system of flyovers, bridges and interchanges is designed to accelerate the movement of business and support the existing network of UAE highways.

It’s no exaggeration to say that Dubai has something for everyone. The city’s cosmopolitan vibe, open-armed approach to business and sheer range of options set it apart from many international cities.