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Why Do People Like to Live in Dubai?

As a vibrant international city, Dubai is a dream place for everyone. From the ultra modern skyscrapers to the world’s biggest shopping malls and a sparkling nightlife, there are countless surprising attractions that make this city a magnificent spot in the world. Record-breaking architecture, man-made islands, Dubai fountain and the amazing historical places also fascinate expats to explore this city more. Everybody will agree that this glitzy city has created a buzz throughout the world for its unique and eye-catching wonders.

Moreover, Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world in many terms, including population, investments, affordable accommodation and economic rates etc. That’s why; almost every expat gets an enjoyable and adventurous experience of living and working in Dubai.

After visiting and exploring Dubai many times, here I’m going to tell 15 reasons why you should move to Dubai to live a decent life. Have a look at them!

15 Reasons to Live and Work in Dubai

  1. Lifestyle

Every expat loves the Dubai lifestyle because lifestyle options are diverse and suitable for anyone. If you compare the lifestyle of Dubai with other developing countries, you’ll find that it is continuously improving. The rate of improvement is also quite higher than other fast-growing economies of the world. Not only, this city offers world-class infrastructure and premium products to improve your lifestyle but also allows you live your life as you like. Here, you can afford luxury living or a rental accommodation according to your income or salary.

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  1. Weather

The weather in Dubai is incredible from November to May that allows everyone to enjoy all the outdoor activities and beaches available in the city. Usually, Dubai’s weather is hot and pleasant, so you can experience the beautiful sunshine every day. Whereas it can give a hard time to visitors and residents. Therefore, a lot of festivals and shopping galas are arranged in this city during the summer months to attract more travelers and visitors.

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  1. Stable Economy

If you are planning to move Dubai, you will feel happy to know that Dubai’s economy comes in the list of the most stable economies of the world. Dubai’s currency (Emirati dirham AED) has a great value and if you compare it with US dollars, you’ll find that one US dollar is equal to3.67 AED. Currently, the total GDP growth of Emirate is growing fastest than other developing countries. Therefore, you can choose Dubai not only to live but also to invest money.

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  1. Business opportunities

Dubai always grabs the attention of both businessmen and job seekers. The reason is that there are lots of job opportunities in every department for the job seekers of every country. Apart from this, you can invest your money in a business. It will definitely fruitful for you because the economy is stable and you don’t have to pay tax on your income.

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  1. Amazing Shopping Malls

Dubai is world famous for its luxurious and remarkably renovated shopping malls. So, if you want to update your wardrobe, this city can be a shopping haven for you. Expats, visitors, tourists and anyone who love shopping can find the best shopping opportunities in the traditional markets and high-end shopping malls of Dubai. You can purchase anything at very affordable rate that you want whether it is local or branded. In Dubai, the duty-free shop is famous for its endless variety, suitable prices and the amazing environment in the world. Dubai shopping malls also offer a lot of fun and entertainment during the Dubai Shopping Festival every year.

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  1. No Income Tax

Where this luxurious city offers a lot of facilities to expats, one of the best things is that it does not implement the income tax. Whether you are running your own business or you’re an employee of any organization, you don’t have to pay any tax on your salary or income. Furthermore, State Government also provides various other facilities for the investors who establish their business in free zone area of the city. So, these things have made Dubai an ideal place to live and work.

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  1. Education

The quality of education in this luxury city is excellent. A huge range of schools and educational institutions can be found in different locations that offer different curriculum to students ranging from American to British. In addition, there are several schools that are offering curriculum according to home country’s education system such as, Australian, French, Germany, Pakistani and Indian etc. in Dubai.

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  1. Food

Dubai is one of the fantastic places for foodies. This city offers the best selection when it comes to food. Not only, food lover can enjoy Emirati traditional foods but also they can try every type of food ranging from American to Chinese and Italian, Japanese, Indian and Pakistani etc. Hummus, Tabbouleh, Mohammar, Al-Harees, Shawarma and Balaleet are the traditional Emirati foods usually served in Dubai.

In Dubai, more than 70% of the expats come from different corners of the world, so there are thousands of restaurants serving a large variety of authentic cuisines. Expats can get their favorite food delivered at almost any time in the city by placing their orders via food delivery companies.

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  1. Health Facilities

Dubai devotes a large area for certified healthcare providers and hospitals where the health facilities are good and advanced. Apart from this, a huge variety of alternative private medical facilities is also available in Dubai.

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Image Credit by primehealth
  1. Freedom

Although Dubai is an Islamic state but you can enjoy the freedom of your culture and religion in this city. Whether you’re a Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist or atheist or a follower of any other religion in the globe, you have no restriction to practice your religion in Dubai. This city has a lot of Hindu temples, churches, and Gurdwaras. Christmas and Diwali are also celebrated in this city in a similar fashion like Eid. In Dubai, people respect the every country’s values and traditions. You can wear any type of dress according to your choice. You can wear shorts or hijab or what you like. If you want to drink alcohol or wine, you can easily get it from any hotel, club or bar in Dubai.

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  1. Safety and Security

Need to go anywhere in this city at any time? No problem. Whether you’re a male or female, you’ll notice that you can walk anywhere anytime in this city without any fear of being hassled or attacked. The crime rate in the cosmopolitans is quite low as compared to other cities. So, this city is considered to be a safe place. You can leave your car on the road, your apartment door opened, or put your bag on a chair in a mall or coffee shop, you will surprise that they will be still untouched when you come back. The main reason of low crime rate is that UAE has a strict policy for criminals.

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Image Credit by Israellycool
  1. Fun and Leisure Activities

Dubai not only attracts the businessmen and job seekers but it also has lots of things for travelers, holiday makers and visitors across the world. If you live in Dubai, you can explore the unlimited fun activities to enjoy anytime even during night time. There are endless fun and leisure activities that can impress all age groups. Bars, clubs, and pubs are opened at night where you can make your nights full of fun. You can also make a fun on the Dubai dessert. With lots of parks, nurseries, festivals and fun activities, Dubai is definitely a great place for both adults and children.

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  1. Low-cost Residential Property

Do you have the wish to live in Dubai? Then, you can make your dream come true. Accommodation expenses are quite affordable as compared to European countries because renting property is a popular option for expats in Dubai. Apart from this, the prices of residential properties are also more budget-friendly than the property prices in real estate market of Europe. In this luxury city, houses are more comfortable and luxurious as compared to other developed cities of the world. Al, Wasl, Umm Seqeim, Al Safa, and Jumeirah have the affordable and beautiful residential accommodation. The State Government of this city is continuously investing huge money in buildings’ construction to make this city extravagant and advanced. You can easily find the breath-taking buildings and skyscrapers such as Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, World Dubai and Plam Jumeirah.

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  1. Cultural Events and Sports Activities

One of the most attention-grabbing things about Dubai is that you always have a feeling of excitement and entertainment. Dubai merges the cultures of 180 different countries across the world. Because of such variety of expat’s cultures, this glitzy city celebrates a lot of events and festivals throughout the year. Concerts, theater plays, art galleries, exhibitions, fashion shows and sports tournaments have become a major part of this city. Dubai regularly organizes mega sports events such as Golf, Tennis, Rugby and Horse Racing. The main agenda of all these events and festivals is to show off the stunning cultural beauty of various nations and highlight the modern trends of life around the world. All cultural events and sports activities are full of liveliness and entertainment, so no one can feel bored.

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Image Credit by Dubaichronicle
  1. Public Transport

Public transport in Dubai is good and modern. Dubai metro is one of the affordable ways to move around the city. The feeder bus system is also served at most of the major stations in Dubai. Taxis are also available at cheap rates. That’s why; people prefer to travel in public transport instead of driving their own vehicles. Air travel is also convenient, comfortable and reasonable for expats.



Ella Tindal is an enthusiastic European traveler who adores exploring the expat living in UAE. She dedicates herself to know the lifestyle of major cities of UAE. She shares her memories and experiences of different tours via Papaorder Blog. She offers information about anything including accommodation, transportation, and food etc. that may be helpful for you. So, if you want to read her travel stories, subscribe Papaorder Blog.

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