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Life In The UAE - Laws Etc - Any Tips?  
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

Hi all

I may have the opportunity to move to the United Arab Emirates for job reasons in the near future, and am looking for general advice on the country. If there are any westerners who have experienced moving out there, please let me know about your experiences.

I'd like to find out about life there in general, and about local laws which may differ from those in the UK.

Many thanks in advance, guys.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Try looking at http://www.virtualtourist.com and see if that can give you some idea as to what to expect, atleast from a tourist perspective anyhow. That can then be transfered to day to day life I suppose

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

That's the country I would like to emigrate to after Eire. Sun, tax-free salary and cheap gas ! Yayers !

UTA



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User currently offlineIakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3313 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Looks all nice but living is not necessarily a sinecure.
I know many (long and short-time) expats from Europe and the M-E and their opinions are mixed. Adult couples with their families seem to fare better than others, though young people generally seem to do fine.
Remember that life is very expensive, despite the cheap oil.

Quite important also is where in the UAE ?
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, UAQ, Ajman, Fujairah...

For an extended stay I would prefer Abu Dhabi.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

My opinons, after seeing one of my relatives live there for about 7 years, are mixed. It all depends on which Emirate you stay in. Sharjah for example is relatively poor and took aid from KSA with the condition that they enact "Decency Laws" where even men can't wear shorts. That is something I can't stand.

Dubai would be your best bet. It is a great and SAFE place to live. But again, to raise a family it doesn't seem like the best place. First of all, religious references in textbooks are markered or torn out, and having to hide yourself to drink even water during Ramadan can be a pain. I observed there that many Indian and Pakistani residents in the UAE would send their kids back to their homeland for higher education as many of the good universities were way too expensive for the regular folk. In turn, many crap "institutes" exist that are "affiliated" with western colleges. Turns out for my cousin that her supposedly "american Bachelor of Sci" didn't count here.

Being a Westerner, you will most likely be pampered in Dubai, however I've seen that life isn't all fun and relaxation elsewhere.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

I forgot to mention, the posting would mean living in Abu Dhabi.

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