Expat UAE (United Arab Emirates)

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Dubai's towers rise from the desert of the United Arab Emirates. Hot weather, an international expat community and top-class shopping and dining are on offer. Travel deeper into the UAE to discover magnificent sand dunes.

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Expat Focus Columnists - UAE (United Arab Emirates)
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  Interview With Nick Digby, Echo-Xpats (Dubai)

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Nick Digby is the founder of Echo-Xpats (www.echo-xpats.com), a Dubai based company established in 2005 delivering relocation services to individuals and corporations throughout the region. Nick is also one of the forum leaders in our UAE forum.

Expat Focus: Nick, can you tell us a bit about your background and how Echo-Xpats came into being?   more ...

  A Guide To The Expat Property Hotspots Of The UAE

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The modern cities of the UAE offer numerous work opportunities for expats. These cosmopolitan destinations have thriving business environments and provide the expat population with many benefits, such as excellent salary packages and no income taxation. These cities therefore have a significant expat community, enabling new entrants to feel at home easily. Here are some of the property hotspots in the UAE that are popular among expats.   more ...

  Ten Basic Phrases In Arabic For Expats Moving To The UAE

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The UAE is one of those places where knowing the local language is not terribly important for expats. Even for expats who are eager and willing, there just isn’t much opportunity – you might somehow begin to learn the language, but you’ll find there’s almost no one to practice with. For most expats, interaction with the locals is minimal, and when it comes to languages, formal training alone, without any real-life practice, doesn’t get you very far.   more ...

  Running Your Own Business In The UAE – Five Things You Need To Know

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The United Arab Emirates has become one of the most popular expat destinations in Asia due to its cultural diversity, high standard of living, low crime rate and modern infrastructure. Factors like economic stability, strategic business framework, no-tax policy and free markets have also helped to attract foreign investors from across the globe.

While setting up your own venture here may seem like a profitable idea, it is essential for you to acquaint yourself with a few facts first.   more ...

  UAE – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look the United Arab Emirates and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Life With Baby Kicks

Life With Baby Kicks is a blog written by Laura, who lives with her partner and two children in Dubai. The blog covers all sorts of topics, from parenting as an expat to making a Dubai rental property feel like home. A light-hearted site that nonetheless doesn’t mind tackling more serious subjects from time to time, Life With Baby Kicks is certainly recommended reading for any parents who are thinking of renting in Dubai.   more ...


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