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5 Fears You Have to Get Over When You Move to Dubai

There are lots of things to adjust to when moving to a new place and conquering some fears are sometimes a part of it.

Posted on

27 March 2017

Last updated on 19 January 2020
5 Fears You Have to Get Over When You Move to Dubai

Moving to a new country forces you to get out of your comfort zone in one way or another. It’s also bound to teach you some things. Many of us have gained some fears at some point in our lives and sometimes, it’s inevitable to face them.

Living in Dubai will undoubtedly force you to overcome some fears and notions. Here are 5 of the top ones you’ll need to say goodbye to…

1. Fear of heights (Acrophobia)

Fear of heights

It’s difficult to avoid heights here and it’s one of the first things you’ll probably need to get over quickly. A lot of the great restaurants are located on rooftops and many of the apartment buildings are quite high. It’s not home to the world’s tallest building for nothing…

2. Fear of driving (Vehophobia)

fear of driving

Driving in Dubai is… special. If you can survive driving down Sheikh Zayed Road during rush hour, you’ll be able to conquer anything on the road.

SEE ALSO: 6 things nobody tells you about moving to Dubai

3. Fear of change (Metathesiophobia)

Fear of change

Dubai is constantly evolving! From the road changes and new laws to new malls and parks, fearing change isn’t something you can have here.

4. Fear of crowds (Enochlophobia)

Fear of crowds

Going to the Dubai mall on a Friday will probably solve this issue for you - or perhaps make it worse.... And don't get us started on the metro crowds during rush hour!

5. Fear of crime (Scelerophobia)

Fear of crime

Dubai is an extremely safe city with a very low crime rate. It’s normal to take a walk alone at night without facing any issues. Some people even feel it is safe enough to leave their belongings alone for a few minutes without worrying.