Dubai has a lot going for it. Year-round sunshine, lazy days by the pool and beach and zero taxes. It is regarded as one of the best cities in the world. There are many good reasons to make the move and experience Dubai life.
1. English is widely spoken
Although the official language of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Arabic, English is extensively spoken. The majority of expats do not experience any issues communicating with the locals. Mostly everyone has a grasp of the basics of the English language and it is widely taught in schools and universities.
2. Pay no income tax
A major drawcard for living in Dubai is the fact that most people pay no income taxes. A VAT/GST was recently introduced, but it is capped at 5%. The extra disposable money that one has from saving paying tax on a salary is a huge amount and can be set aside for other purposes.
3. Dream weather all year round
The UAE has a sub-tropical climate. Temperatures can get very hot in Summer with the August average temperature being 35.5 degrees Celsius (96 degrees F) and the coldest month is January at 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 12 a day in June. The wettest month is February with an average of 40mm of rain. The fact is the weather in comparison to other parts of the world never gets cold, making Dubai a fantastic place to live all year round.
4. Dubai is an international city boasting an international lifestyle
Dubai is a multi-cultural mix of people and a smorgasbord of food. In Dubai it is possible to find food from almost any country. Japanese, Lebanese, Chinese, Indian etc with the. best part of the eating experience being that the food is all authentic, as the people preparing it are actually from the country where the food originates. You will never run out of interesting and new taste sensation in Dubai. The UAE is rightly considered one of the top culinary capitals of the world and Dubai is a dream come true for those who love to eat top quality food.
5. Enjoy a relaxed way of living
Although Dubai is a big city, the lifestyle is not always hectic. There’s plenty of time for people to take the sights in and relax. A great plus of living in Dubai is the relatively short flight to Europe being within 4-7 hours. You can easily spend a long weekend in a European city if you choose.
6. A stable economy
Dubai has continued to thrive amidst the changeable global economic atmosphere. The Emirati Dirham (AED) has sustained remarkably well against the buoyant Euro and the United States Dollar (USD) over the past financial years. Dubai’s economy mostly relies on tourism and the amazing expat workforce that keeps it growing steadily. Entrepreneurs based in Dubai are very generous when deciding on their employee’s renumeration. These incentive based perks attract many to make the move to Dubai.
7. You will never be bored
There are unlimited and varied things to enjoy in Dubai. A desert safari for the weekend, a ride in a hot-air balloon, world class entertainment options, thrill seeking adventures or a laid back relaxing yacht ride. You will never get sick of viewing the spectacular hour long sunrise over the city.
8. You don’t need to be super rich to live and find accommodation in Dubai
Dubai offers a large array of accommodation options that range from luxurious, waterfront villas to more basic Bedroom-Hall-Kitchen (BHK) Living spaces are all maintained under strict, very high-quality cleanliness standards and are equipped with the most modern amenities. Residents can generally choose one of several flexible payment options including quarterly, monthly, semi-annually and more. If you wish to buy your own property in Dubai the government now allows expats of any nationality to purchase properties from Dubai’s freehold property market, these properties come with a 99-year-long visa as opposed to the residence visa that is required to be renewed every three years.
9. Low crime rate
You can feel very safe in Dubai, for although it is one of the largest and most populated cities in the world, the crime rate is extremely low. The authorities in Dubai have imposed rigorous laws and a well set out unbiased justice system that effectively brings Felonists to justice. The safe environment and calm nature of Dubai is another drawcard to make the move to this vibrant city.
10. Religious Freedom
Dubai is predominantly a Muslim nation. However other faiths are tolerably practiced including, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism. The city welcomes all nationalities and religious beliefs and no one is prosecuted or condemned for them. This liberal approach to embrace other’s believes cements Dubai’s position as a multi-cultural gem.