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Living in the United Arab Emirates guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in the United Arab Emirates with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • The United Arab Emirates have been attracting foreign professionals in large numbers since several years by providing various opportunities.

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  • Learn how is it like to live and work in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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  • Certain practices, body language signs and customs may differ from those at home; therefore it is always a good idea to get your social etiquette right before visiting another country. Remember that the UAE accommodate people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.

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  • Arabian Calligraphy, a primary form of art for written Islamic visual expression.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • If you are planning to travel to Dubai, you will need a visa. Find, in this article, what are the relating formalities.

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  • If you are planning to travel to the United Arab Emirates, you can choose among different types of visas. Find out which one suits you best in this article

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  • Whatever your nationality is, you can get married in the UAE according to Sharia. There is no civil marriage, but you can register your wedding at the embassy or consulate of your country of origin in the United Arab Emirates.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • If you intend to live and work in Dubai, a work visa is mandatory. Find out, in this article, how to apply for a work visa in Dubai.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Looking for a job in Dubai required appropriate planning and research. Expat.com is providing you with some tips to help you find a job in Dubai.

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  • If you are looking forward to live and work in the United Arab Emirates, Expat.com is providing you with useful tips to help you find a job in Dubai.

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  • Looking forward to live and work in the United Arab Emirates? Expat.com is providing you with some information and tips to help you find a job.

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  • Looking forward to settle and work in Ras Al Khaimah ? Find out, in this article, how to find a job in Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Planning to live and work in Abu Dhabi ? Find, in this article, how to proceed to find a job in the Emirati capital city.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Looking for accommodation in the United Arab Emirates? Expat.com is providing you with some useful information and tips to help you find accommodation.

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  • If you are planning to move to Ras Al Khaimah, Expat.com is providing you with some useful information on its rental market to help you find accommodation.

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  • Looking forward to buy property in Dubai? Find out what you need to know about the Dubai real estate market in this article.

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  • If you are looking for accommodation in Dubai, Expat.com is bringing you some information on the Dubai real estate market and tips to help you find housing

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  • In Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, you will find different types of accommodation: studios, apartments, villas and compound residences. Local authorities are actually aiming towards the construction of thousands of new homes in the next few years.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • If you have chosen to study in the United Arab Emirates, you can choose among several world class universities and other higher education institutions.

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  • Dubai is world famous for its excellent higher education system. Why not consider Dubai if you are looking forward to study in the United Arab Emirates?

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • When moving to the United Arab Emirates, health care will probably be one of your main concerns. Here is an overview of the Emirati health care system.

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  • If you are planning to move to Dubai, Expat.com is bringing you essential information about the local health care system.

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  • You need to keep this list of Abu Dhabi Hospitals handy for emergencies and health related inquiries.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • If you are working in Dubai, you will probably want to open a bank account. Relating procedures are explained to you in this article.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Taxation in the United Arab Emirates is almost nonexistent. There is no tax on individual income, or value-added tax (VAT). Companies are however subject to a municipal tax.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental

Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Nationals of some countries can drive through the United Arab Emirates with their current driver's license. You also have the opportunity to drive with a valid international driver's license. If you plan to settle in the country, you have to apply for a United Arab Emirates driver's licence.

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  • Foreign nationals moving to Dubai have to apply for a local driver's to be allowed to drive. Find out how to proceed to obtain a local driver's license.

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  • The information contained in this article mainly concerns Ras Al Khaimah but the advises given can be applied to the other Emirates as well!

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Before moving to Dubai, make sure to inquire with the customs department regarding products that you are authorized to bring along with you.

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  • Expat.com is bringing you some useful information and tips for a successful and stress free relocation in Dubai.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • If you have to make phones calls in the United Arab Emirates, there is nothing to worry about. Find all that you need to know in this article.

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  • Nowadays, Internet has become an essentiel part of everyday life. Find out how to subscribe for an Internet connection in the United Arab Emirates.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • What are the leisure activities available in the United Arab Emirates? Find all that you need to know about leisure in the UAE in this article.

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  • Sitting down by the balcony with a coffee in hand, it seemed all so unusual to me to sit amidst towering concrete and bustling traffic and uncannily think that just an hour from here, there is a tiny city out there where life is just the way its supposed to be. With calm beaches and untouched mangro

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  • Traditional dhows in United Arab Emirates

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  • If you are moving to the United Arab Emirates with your children, Expat.com is providing you with some tips to help you find child care services.

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  • Dubai’s long, hot summers can be a killer – on the sanity and the wallet! Here are a few of the activities I devised to entertain my three energetic, ‘sun, sand and sport’ deprived children over the last ten weeks – without spending a fortune!

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  • Is it not true, that with communications , transport and the ubiquitous internet that we are all now global citizens playing in a global market. We live and work in different countries; we travel to foreign lands to conduct business.

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Moving to the United Arab Emirates

Find tips from professionals about moving to the United Arab Emirates

Travel insurance in the United Arab Emirates

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Flights to the United Arab Emirates

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