Lately, I’ve been extremely busy with my first English book, titled: 101 Tips for People Moving and Relocating to Dubai, which I devoted to anyone considering to make the the shift and relocate to Dubai, this rightly famous city in the Middle East region. Upon arriving, many people fall in love with the amazing cosmopolitan city of Dubai. There are many great things about living in Dubai. The city offers a window into the Arab culture, a relatively low crime rate, spectacular shopping, dining, and amazing career opportunities for professionals.
Dubai is a major hub for the Middle East. It attracts visitors from all over the world, especially the UK and US. Businesses from all over the world are welcome in the city. The Western professional may find a need to explore what the city has to offer in career opportunities. There are virtually no income tax responsibilities for many professions, which is by far one of the biggest perks to working in Dubai.
Once you have secured a professional job opportunity in Dubai, you will have to quickly become familiar with the cultural nuances, societies, and the intricacies of everyday living in Dubai. This guide is intended to help you prepare for the big move to Dubai, and it is designed to facilitate the process of getting acclimated to life in the new vibrant city that is Dubai. This guide also packs needed information about Dubai, like Country Code (+971), Police / Fire Dept, Emergency, Clinics, Hospitals, Taxi companies, etc.
The book is available in the following formats: Kindle, ePub, PDF, RTF and PDB, and can be purchased online from
SmashWords for a small investment of $4.99. One single tip mentioned in this ebook can and will save the reader lots of dollars, had he / she not known this or that tip before leaving for Dubai. I’ve been living and working in Dubai since Summer 2001, and I’ve learned a lot, the hard way, about many things that could have saved me time and money, had I known about those tips and shortcuts long before. Yet still Dubai is a vibrant and active city, you can never have enough of it, come a boom or a recession!
According to Mercer’s 2010 global cost of living survey, Abu Dhabi (UAE’s capital) is the 50th most expensive city to live in the world and Dubai (2nd biggest emirate/city) the 55th. Mercer’s 2010 global cost of living survey inspects the cost of more than 200 items in 214 cities across five continents. These include food, housing, transport, clothing, entertainment and household goods. It is the world’s most comprehensive cost of living survey and is used to help multinational companies and governments determine compensation allowance for their expatriate employees.
[Update 2: ] According to this study, one-third of UAE consumers buy luxury brands!