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7 Reasons to Move to Dubai

Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world in terms of population, economic rates, and investments, and for good reason.

Reasons to Move to Dubai

Source: Flickr | Frank Kehren

Dubai is home to some of the most amazing attractions in the world. From the world’s biggest shopping mall, to the tallest building, and countless other things, there’s something for everyone to enjoy when they move to Dubai.

If you haven’t made Dubai your home already keep reading to find out why you should move here!

1. The best of both worlds

Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, and even if you can’t afford all of the luxuries you can still enjoy certain aspects of them. Dubai offers reasonable restaurants in extremely high end locations.

There are outdoor shopping centres which house some of the most expensive brands in the world, but also carry brands that are accessible to everyone. This balance of luxury and accessibility makes Dubai unique and easy to enjoy for people coming from all walks of life.

Dubai shopping malls

Source: Flickr | Walid Mahfoudh

2. Tax free lifestyle

Dubai’s tax free salaries combined make it one of the best places to live in the world. Not only do salaries go untaxed, food, restaurants, and all other goods are untaxed as well. This saves people a huge amount of money.

Not only are you taking home more cash because of the untaxed salaries, they are also spending less on amenities making it easy to save lots of money (that is of course if you can say no to all of the tempting brands here!).

3. Endless restaurants

Dubai is made up of a thriving expat community. More than 70% of the people who live here come from different parts of the world and bring their recipes with them. There are thousands of restaurants serving different cuisines and the best part is that they are all authentic for the most part.

Dubai is one of the best places for foodies because they can try every type of restaurant ranging from Lebanese street food like Al Mallah to the highest end Japanese food like Zuma. As with everything Dubai offers only the best selection when it comes to food.

Food in Dubai

Source: Flickr | Brandon

4. Countless attractions

In Dubai everything is about variety and that holds true when it comes to attractions. With everything from lush, green parks in the middle of the desert for outdoor lovers to lofty shopping malls for window shoppers and fashionistas alike, Dubai is a city where it takes some serious effort to get bored

5. Most advanced technology/city planning

One of the most amazing things that you’ll realise when you move to Dubai is that despite its geographic location in the middle of the desert, with extremely limited natural resources, it has managed to catch up with the rest of the world through its use of extreme technology. Dubai is big on solar power, and is even building a sustainable city that will harness all its energy from the sun.

Solar energy in Dubai

Source: Flickr | Stefano Longhi

Everything in Dubai is done online making it easy and convenient to get things done. For example, while it normally takes hours of waiting in line for simple things like parking passes, car registrations, paying parking tickets etc, in Dubai all of those things can be done instantly through the internet. Need to hail a taxi? There’s an app for that too! Dubai has eliminated the hassle of these small but annoying everyday tasks.

6. Proximity to everything

Dubai is the perfect place to live for those who want to travel frequently. Situated between Europe and Asia, Dubai is the midpoint to some of the world’s most amazing destinations such as Thailand, Turkey, and Italy. Most of these destinations are only a 5 – 6 hr flight, saving you time and money.

Travelling from Dubai

Source: Flickr | lkarasawa

7. An immersion of culture

With well over half of the emirate’s population comprised of expats, moving to Dubai from the UK offers the opportunity to learn amazing things about other cultures, religions, and countries. Dubai is one of the rare places in the world that breaks stereotypes instead of creating them.

Ready to move to Dubai? Discover which UAE visa you will need to live and work here.