There are other areas where life in Dubai may differ from your life in the West.
16 November 2016| Last updated on 19 January 2020
Many people assume that oil is Dubai’s largest money maker, and while oil has helped build the local economy over the last few decades, construction, tourism and financial services are the industries which really bring the money in, attracting skilled expat workers from around the world.
It’s home to some of the best infrastructure in the world, which is growing at the same impressive rate that the city is, and it’s home to one of the most multicultural populations in the world. The intrepid explorer can experience old Dubai at dawn, modern Dubai at work, and the Bedouin lifestyle over a sunset dinner – it’s clear that life for an expat in Dubai can be incredibly easy.
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You’d be allowed to eat in the comfort of your own home, or in a given room at the office, but eating in a room full of people trying to fast is simply insensitive and disrespectful. As long as you can abide by local customs, however, you shouldn’t have any problems settling into expat life in Dubai.