Which Medications Are You Allowed to Take into Dubai? 

The UAE has a strict no-tolerance policy around drugs. There are some medicines that can be bought over the counter in one country but will be a controlled substance in Dubai and the rest of the UAE. People that are found to be in possession of even a small amount of illegal drugs could face […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Live in Dubai? [Updated as of September 2022] 

Dubai is portrayed as a millionaire’s playground and the potential for a lavish lifestyle is too much for some to resist. Evidently, a lot of people had the same idea as 80% of the country’s population of 2.5 million is made up of expats. Many assume that the cost of living in Dubai is significantly […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Unique Dubai Experience

What was once a small fishing village is now a favoured destination for tourists, expats and businesses. Dubai has, in the 21st century, expanded at a phenomenal rate, with the number of British people now living there at 240,000. That alone is just under 10% of the Dubai population! Add in other nations enjoying the […]

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The Best Jobs in the Middle East for Expats

The Middle East has always been championed as a paradise for those who want to work hard and live a luxurious lifestyle. The number of expats in the UAE is high, with 88.5% of the population hailing from overseas. The Middle East as a whole has always been a first-choice location for many people wanting […]

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How to Avoid Jail in Dubai Part 2

Back in 2016, we gave you the 10 rules for avoiding jail time in Dubai. Given that a couple of years have passed, we thought it time that we clue all our new visitors up on the dos and don’ts of life in Dubai. With a high expat population and countless holiday makers heading to […]

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Growing Demand for British Expat Teachers

Despite what might be said by UK nationals, the British education system is held in high regard throughout the world. According to ISC Research, around 45 percent of International schools teaching the English language offer a British-based curriculum. Moreover, further ISC research shows that the number of International schools based on the British education system have […]

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10 Rules to Avoid Jail in Dubai

If you are considering travelling to the UAE, or moving there for work, it is best to keep some dos and don’ts in mind. Dubai is predominantly a Muslim country, and with this comes traditions and laws unlike other countries. To ensure a memorable stay in Dubai (for all the right reasons) the 10 rules […]

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13 Websites That Make Moving to Dubai a Breeze

moving to Dubai

Moving abroad as an expat is one of the most exciting – yet nerve-racking – things that any of us do. According to statistics just moving house within your home country is rated as more stressful than getting divorced or being made redundant. Just imagine how that stress can multiply when moving half way round […]

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Former expats remember old Dubai

Modern Dubai is both a thriving city and an expatriate hub, but before the skyscrapers were built and luxury tourists flocked to the destination, it was home to the forerunners of today’s overseas workforce. Many of these first expats are now in their 60s and 70s, but hold fond memories of living in Dubai and […]

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