Dubai Dubai Living Guide

Dubai Dubai Living Guide

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Welcome to the Dubai Guide

Whether you are new to Dubai or have been here for years there is always something new to discover about Dubai. Here we take a look at what it is like to live in Dubai as an expat, what Dubai charities are doing, a guide to life in Dubai as well as our packed Discover Dubai section which looks at the top ten things to do from beaches to malls, from souks to day trips and everything in between.
discover dubai

Discover Dubai

There is so much to do in Dubai that here we take a look at the best of everything- the top ten things to do with visitors, top ten things to do with kids, top ten day trips from Dubai and so much more. Read More >>
dubai living information

Guide to Life In Dubai

Here we have an indepth look into life as an expat in Dubai. We look at etiquette, the weather, the geography and all the essential things you will need to know about living here. Read More >>
dubai frequently asked questions faqs

Dubai FAQs

This is a really great section of the website with all the Frequently Asked Questions about life in Dubai from Salik to RERA, from traffic fines to getting a visa and everything else you need to know whilst living in Dubai as an expat. Read More >>
dubai charities and volunteer work

Dubai Charities

There are so many great charities in Dubai so here we look at which ones you can support and how- whether it is by attending their charity events, making a donation or volunteering your time. We look at regional and international charities too.Read More >>
jobs in dubai

Jobs In Dubai

Are you looking for a job in Dubai? Then this is the section for you. We have lots of jobs specifically for women in lots of industry sectors from teaching to admin from retail to embassy vacancies this will help your job search and hopefully kick start a new career for you. Read More >>
expat forum dubai

Dubai Forum

We have the busiest expat forum in Dubai- there's a new post every 20 seconds at peak times. You can ask all those questions you need and get great answers from our 1000s of members. We also have dedicated theme boards too for schools and maids etc. Read More >>
events in dubai

Events In Dubai hosts aroubnd 15 events per week including neighbourhood coffee mornings, ExpatBumps & Babes groups, ExpatMums & Tots groups and special sponsored events as well as listings for concerts, gigs and shows- it's so busy! Read More >>
classified ads in dubai

Dubai Classifieds

Our Classified Adverts section for Dubai is great for buying and selling- from cars to prams, baby equipment and garden furniture. We have lots of genuine buyers and sellers just like you and have a great success rate- we're sure you'll find what you need! Read More >>

Dubai Info & Snippets

Dubai City Profile- Quick Overview

Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the south west corner of the Arabian Gulf. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage, and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world.

The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar. Dubai is a real melting pot of nations, races, cultures; the result is a colorful, energetic and tolerant society. However, Islam is a way of life in the city, and therefore tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity for the duration of their stay.

UAE is a truly family-oriented society. The country offers a wide variety of schools and universities from many education systems. Quality medical services industry is being rapidly developed. Trade has always been one of the pillars of the economy of the country; the modern super-malls just elevated it to the art level. The grandeur and elaboration of the municipal infrastructure projects is truly amazing. Meanwhile, despite the high quality of life, the cost of living in the UAE is not too high.

Residential areas in Dubai vary drastically, from breathtaking beauty to crowded run-down areas. Visit our Property Guide  to find out which is the best for you.

Dubai AirportAirports in Dubai

There are three airports in Dubai and we have a guide to them all.

The main airport is Dubai International Airport, however there are two new airports and the future sees Emirates Airlines as having its very own place where passangers can fly to and from Dubai.

We also have some useful tips for flying. Read more>>

Dubai dress codeDubai Dress Code

Dubai has a dress code based on respect for the culture and religion of the UAE.

It is not hard to follow and will make your visit/ stay here a more pleasant one and will help you avoid causing any of the many nationalities here any offence.

In a nutshell whilst you are out in public you should have everything from your shoulders to knees covered- which is not hard to do! Read more>>

Dubai TaxiGuide to getting around Dubai by Taxi

Getting a taxi is an essential part of Dubai life and luckily we are in a country where it is easy and they are plentiful.

You can flag a taxi down on a street (in a safe spot), get one from a taxi rank at airports, malls, hotels etc. or call and book in advance or for an immediate pick up.

Taxis work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can book cars for more than 4 people, special needs taxis and ladies only taxis, these have a pink roof.  Read More>>

Weddings in DubaiWeddings: Your Guide To Getting Married In Dubai

Weddings in Dubai are quite commonplace in all religions and nationalities. The wedding ceremony must take place in a place of religious affiliation such as a church. There is no such thing as a civil ceremony.

It is best to speak to your embassy before getting married as you will need a lot of paperwork before the actual day. Couples also have to attend marriage classes before they can get married. Read More>>
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