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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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  5 Expat Clubs In The UAE You Should Consider Joining


Articles - United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Joining a club or group in a new country is a way to make the most of your expat life. These clubs, founded with various aims in mind, are a great way to connect with people from your home country and keep familiar traditions alive, while integrating into the new culture at the same time. The UAE is an expat hub and there are many clubs and societies to cater to the interests and welfare of its rising expat population. Here are 5 expat clubs in the UAE you should consider joining.

Abu Dhabi Women’s Group

The Abu Dhabi Women’s Group is a meeting point for people across the world who share the same experience of being located to Abu Dhabi.   more ...

  Moving To The UAE - What To Expect As A New Expat


Articles - United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates has always been popular with expats, and many of them are drawn to places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi because of the lucrative business and investment opportunities available here. The UAE also has a liberal culture compared to its neighbors in the Middle East, and expats find it easier to adapt to the lifestyle here. Here’s what new expats can expect when moving to the UAE.

Tax-free salaries

One of the most popular benefits of living and working in the UAE is the opportunity to earn a tax-free salary. This enables expats to save more, since they earn a higher disposable income. However many expats find that their income can get easily spent on rent, luxury goods and socializing if they’re not careful.   more ...

  5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In The United Arab Emirates


Articles - United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Golf has gained a great deal of popularity in the UAE and there are many top-quality courses across the region. UAE also hosts a European Tour golf tournament called the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, held in January every year since 2006. The UAE has even played host to the World Sand Golf Championship in the past. Here are five of the best golf courses in the UAE.

Yas Links, Yas Island

Yas Island is a 6,000 acre multi-billion dollar property renowned for state-of-the-art attractions such as a Formula 1 Grand Prix racing park. Another jewel in its crown is the Yas Links golf course, opened in 2010, and designed by architect Kyle Philips.   more ...

  Expats and the UAE Bikini Ban


Articles - United Arab Emirates (UAE)

In recent days, visitors to the public beaches of the United Arab Emirates were met with some disheartening warnings: signs were placed along these beaches warning that skimpy or revealing attire such as bikinis and briefs are no longer welcome there. While exact penalties for this newly minted offense are unclear as of the moment, there is much talk of cash fines involved.

News of this unexpected regulation came from the Emirate of Ras-Al Khaimah [RAK], which currently accounts for over 4 million of the UAE's residents and is occasionally seen as the next Emirate to follow in the footsteps of Dubai's tourism success. Not being as oil-dependent as novice students of the Middle East might expect, much of the $25 billion local and foreign investment to have gone into RAK will clearly go towards further amenities and facilities to keep visitors happy. It is worth considering briefly how this ban can be expected to impact such outreach efforts.   more ...

  UAE Labor Laws: Getting Things Right


Articles - United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates, as of a 2011 Al Arabiya report, was host to nearly 4 million foreign-born laborers from sub-Continental Asia, the Arab world and elsewhere, with an expatriate population of twice that number (and, just as a reminder, the vast majority of UAE residents do qualify as expatriates). The majority of the foreign-born workforce does not have professional qualifications, however, with the same report claiming fewer than 230,000 residents with university degrees. One could interpret these numbers as saying that the demand for skilled / educated labor within the country is still substantial enough to reward a professional interest in the country.

Out of the three incremental "waves" of migrant labor to have appeared in the country, the latest wave - initiated by a sense of competition between Abu Dhabi and Dubai over mega-development projects - briefly resulted in a state where "even laborers were in short supply". Though there is some argument as to whether this construction and development wave has crested, the UAE may still present an attractive option to adventurous professionals with future-building aspirations.   more ...

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