50 Interesting Facts About Dubai
May 10, 2017 849 views
Category: Moing to Dubai
Dubai is one of the most progressive and revolutionized cities in the world while the United Kingdom is already considered the pioneer of Industrial Revolution. Changing the location is strenuous task and those Englishmen who are moving from the Queen’s land to land of desserts should know that One should have complete dedication towards this as the conditions would be different. Yes, it is true that Dubai has different opportunities that can accommodate the living standard.
It is a land full of rich people where people only drive luxury cars. (not true)
Rapid development & construction boom is because of oil wealth. (mostly true)
All the expats working in dubai live a lavish lifestyle (only some cases)
Cost of living is quite high. (true)
Dubai will decline the day oil loses its value (not true)
Migrant labourers are treated like slaves (very true)
Sense of superiority in Emiratis (true)
Royal family is a mystery to many people. People know only about their enormous wealth.
Dubai is full of tall skyscrapers (true)
Many people think dubai is in Saudi Arabia (not true)
When people think about dubai those things pops up:
- safe place
- expensive place
- safe heaven for investment
- stressful city for low income salaries
- Burj Khalifa
- Jebel Ali port ( the best hub for trade in middle east)
- Desert and Safari
- Dress code & Alcohol Rules
- Is it a good place to leave My own country and live in Dubai.
- What is the immigration rules look like?
- How about racism ?
- How about Labour rules?
- A good place for poor people to save money and send money back to thier own country
- What is it like to drive a supercar at 200kmph?
SAFETYFor a country that relies on tourism and so issues visas in less than 24 hours, Dubai is an extremely safe place. Dubai allows citizens from almost every country to visit, live and work. It is fascinating that people from so many walks of live are able to co-exist without having disputes or well, not that many disputes. Crime rate is fairly low, you can walk outside at 3AM in most areas and still feel safe. A woman can dress the way she likes and it is accepted as long as she respects the culture - Wearing a bikini in a mall during Ramadan is just asking for trouble.
FREEDOM OF RELIGIONMuslims, Christians, Hindus - everyone has a place of worship. Dubai is supportive of all religions. A few months ago, the Minister of Youth and Culture who is also a sheikh gave a speech at a church on religious tolerance. That, IMHO is quite progressive. Recently the president has also given land to build a big Hindu Temple - a great gesture.
TAX FREE INCOMEIncome in the UAE is not taxed. Residents can choose whether they would like to spend all of it or even save almost all of it.What I like about Dubai is that you can get a full meal for $2 or spend $100 for a meal. I guess that is like any other place, but still - I have traveled to about 25 countries - not a lot I know, but Dubai is very affordable and it really depends on how you want to live. There are restaurants that would deliver food to you for a month and charge you $130 for it.
HEALTHCAREDubai does actually have a system in place to support residents and well as citizens. I seldom hear of expatriates using the government system but let me be clear, it is available for all to use.
MULTICULTURALGrowing up in Dubai, I have had friends from different backgrounds. It has given be a great understanding and respect for various faiths, cultures and societies. This is a big advantage in my opinion. I love the fact that I have friends from various countries and that all of us are able to sit together and share views, ideas and have cultural exchange. This breaks so many barriers that are built when you only live with people from the same country, following the same faith, etc.
1. Dubai is a multicultural and cosmopolitan city: People from more than 200 countries live in Dubai, thereby making it a truly cosmopolitan city. And with diversity of this range it is only natural for this city to have a multicultural identity.
2. Ease of Communication: A huge majority of Dubai’s population are expatriates and Emiratis, as the locals are called, form only about ?th of the population. With people from world over, English has become the lingua franca of Dubai.
3. Low Crime Rate: For a place that has diversity of this range, Dubai has very low crime rate. Being a tourist destination, Dubai takes its law and order very seriously.
4. Shopping and Lifestyle Destination: Dubai boasts of the largest shopping mall in the world by total area. From global brands to incredible attractions, from indoor ski resort to world’s largest suspended aquariums, the malls in Dubai have them all.
5. Entertainment and Food: Dubai is also famous for its variety of food and entertainment options. With its beaches, malls, theme parks, racing events, hot air balloon rides… Dubai offers some of the choicest options. And when it comes to food, Dubai is a gastronome’s delight. Whether you wish to have a refined dining experience in globally acknowledged posh restaurants or gorge on food while on a budget, Dubai has options for all.