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Moving to Dubai? | The Realities of Living in Dubai


Moving to Dubai? | The Realities of Living in Dubai

Moving to Dubai? Wondering what life is like living in Dubai? This video is the perfect intro to give you an insight of what to expect living in Dubai. I try covering most common questions such as;

- Is Dubai a country?
- Do you speak Arabic?
- What is the weather like?
- Is it safe?
- What is it like to live in Dubai?
- What is the working life like?
- Can you drink alcohol?
- How's the driving & can women drive?
- Is everyone rich?
- Cost of living
- What is there to do?
- Can I bring my pet?
- What is school like?

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UPDATE - I have posted 2 new Dubai Q+A's on my IGTV over on Instagram! One is all about finding the job and one is about making the move. Check them out:

Hey guys, this is something a little different to my other YouTube videos, but I thought would be handy as I get sooo many DM's on Instagram with questions about my move to Dubai.
I remember when I moved the first thing I did was go on YouTube to find videos like this so I hope it is helpful to people!

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Likes & Dislikes about living in UAE -Things to consider before moving abroad to Middle East / Dubai

here are some of the things I like and dislike about living in the UAE (from a British Expat view). hope you guys enjoy this video :)

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10 Things I WISH I Knew About Dubai Before Moving There!

I lived in Dubai from 2016-2017 and have a few things I wish I knew about this Middle Eastern country before I got on that flight...

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Living in Dubai - Where to live in Dubai

This video is a guide for someone who is looking to move to Dubai or has just moved to Dubai and trying to figure out where to live.

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Prices for apartments in Dubai

Rates for living in Dubai:
Studio - 40,000 - 80,000
1 Bedroom - 50,000 - 90,000 AED
2 bedroom - 80,000 - 150,000 AED
3 bedroom - 140,000 -200,000 AED
4 bedroom apartment/villa - 200,000 - 250,000 AED

Areas I would recommend
if you single/want to live in the most happening part of town

Downtown Dubai (near the Burj Khalifa / Dubai mall)
Dubai Marina
Jumeirah beach residences

Slightly cheaper but still good options
Jumeirah Lake towers
Business bay

Good Villa options
Umm Suqeim
Jumeirah park
The Meadows
Arabian Ranches
Mirdiff is also a good options and a bit cheaper

Cheaper options on the outskirts of the city
Al Nahda
Discovery gardens
Green community


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Cost of living in Dubai

This video covers the cost of living in Dubai and should give you a pretty good idea about what kind of expenses you can expect if you move to Dubai.

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Indians in Dubai: Luxury & Labour Camps

Dubai is a city of extreme contract, from the luxurious living of the rich to the labour camps of the labourers. So I take you out to explore both! I'll show you how the rich live in their amazing 7-star resort-type housing developments, and then we go see how the Indian and Pakistani labours are residing in their labour camps.

We start in a luxury housing development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which has everything you could ever want! Pools, gyms, gardens, clean, wide streets, an animal sanctuary, dog park, horse stable, mall, restaurants, supermarket, mosque and more! It's unbelievable, and I've never seen such luxury like it in my life. These people truly are living the high-life in Dubai.

Then we head out to an Indian labour camp area. These are the men who are literally building Dubai and all these housing developments we just saw. The labours in Dubai aren't living like the rich here. They live a basic life in dorm/hostel type apartments, 4 men to a room with two bunk beds for them to sleep on. These men are busy working hard to remit money back to their families in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

We spend the afternoon at the mall next to the labour camp where the labourers are hanging out and waiting for work. Most of the labourers are Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis. We drink 1 dirham (20 rs.) Masala Chai with them and get an Indian facial and head massage from a hairdresser from Meerut, India. Products and services in the labourer camp mall are very very cheap. So cheap, in fact, they're the same price as in India! I did not expect this! Dubai is known for being a costly city!

Dubai indeed is the City of Gold and nothing can beat the glitz, glamour, and money there. But it's a city of contrasts, and often the lives of poorer people are hidden. For example, I was not allowed to film inside the rooms of the labour camp as permission was needed from the Labour Camp supervisor. The workers were too scared to simply show me inside their room without his consent, lest they get in trouble, lose their job, and get deported.

In this video, you'll see the lifestyle of the wealthy highly-paid highly-skilled Indians and the lifestyle of the poorer lowly-paid lowly-skilled Indians. It's quite a contrast!


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DUBAI WITH KIDS | The No Regrets Family

We're in Dubai! We're a few days late uploading but moving forward we're going to commit to uploading a new video every other day!

Dubai has made a really good impression on us so far. It's extremely family friendly and is just so unique with endless things to do!

Also, Winston and Finn have enjoyed the hotel life so far. And at the halfway point of the video, Finn has a little surprise for us ;)

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Ever wondered what it's like to live in Dubai? I was an UAE expat for 14 months! Find out what it's like to move to Dubai, see Dubai's cultural attractions and record-breaking buildings. This video shows some of the authentic parts of Dubai including a desert safari, plus my party expat lifestyle in Dubai (yacht parties!) and why I loved living in the desert.








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This is my honest opinion and outlook of what I felt it was really like after living in #Dubai as a #Black female for 3 years.

#Black Living in Dubai

I hope it will answer any questions that any of you have and show how normal life really is living in Dubai. If you're interested in moving to Dubai I would highly recommend it if you are a sociable person and like the finer things in life. It was one of the best experiences for me, grew my confidence pushed me out of my comfort zone and HELPED FUND my travel bug.

HOWEVER I did come across a lot of generalisations and ignorance whilst living there as well as witnessing it happen to other people on a daily basis. I just wanted to share with you as it was quite a shock for me.


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1 YEAR UPDATE: living in United Arab Emirates - UAE Middle East - British Muslim Expats + Food Haul

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Streets of Dubai, UAE (شوارع دبي)

Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East and a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai's oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate's revenue comes from oil. The emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Dubai was recently named the best destination for Muslim travellers by Salam Standard. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticised for human rights violations concerning the city's largely South Asian and Filipino workforce. Dubai's property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–09 following the financial crisis of 2007–08, but the emirate's economy has made a return to growth, with a projected 2015 budget surplus. As of 2012, Dubai was the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East. In 2014, Dubai's hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world, after Geneva. Dubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by U.S. global consulting firm Mercer.


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All you need to know before moving to Dubai: Visa, Housing and Money!

In this video I explain all the steps to acquire a work visa to move to Dubai and I give you all the information you need to know to rent a flat, open a bank account and much more! I also talk about the prices of living in Dubai.

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Real Talk : Life after Dubai

Dubai can be such a cushy place for expats. It’s almost exactly what you see in the pictures. When I first moved there, it was a little different, a little less green, a lot more desert. In that 7 years, the city evolved and came from being this mysterious Middle-Eastern city-wannabe, to one of the most bustling, career-building, opulent cities in the world. A city built to host citizens from all the continents, to build their careers served with a side of debauchery. Dubai is a city where you can literally order an onion to your doorstep and not have to pay for delivery. It’s just like that. It’s built to serve humans (with other equal humans living on the other side of that dichotomy). Somehow I ended up on the good side of the coin thanks to the job that I had landed and lived for 7 years (although sometimes whilst performing the job itself made me feel like I was on the rotten side of the coin too). It was an experience of extremes. Living those extremes, I think, sort of distorted my idea of the world outside of Dubai. I got a taste of ‘reality’ every time I was on layover, but of course our taste of reality was also grazed by the Midas touch, with everything being part of the Emirates package. So much was done for us, that all we had to do was to rock up to work and make sure we did our jobs. Other than that, the rest was taken care of. What does that kind of experience do to a person? What happens when you leave the city and hop back into your civilian clothes and have to start fending for yourself?

I was very lost when we first got back. As a matter of fact, I was lost for 1 good year. A hot mess of confusion with no direction. I thought that my first priority was to start ‘my REAL career’. I focused my time on learning the steps to getting the job that I wanted. But I felt lonely. And with mainly rejections coming my way for the jobs I THOUGHT I had wanted and THOUGHT I had deserved, the loneliness and confusion only grew. One year after moving back, I decided to shift priorities.

Mind you, by the end of my career at Emirates, I VOWED to never work in aviation again. I just felt like it was beneath me now, you know, like ‘been there, done that’ kind of thing. I wanted to join my creative friends in their soaring careers in magazines, music production and fashion; what was aviation to me? I’m done with ‘chicken or beef’, thanks. Boy, I had NEVER. EVER. been so wrong in my life. Who did I think I was??? The truth was, I had never needed to go back to aviation more in my life. Not so that I could live that life again, but so that I could feel some sort of comfort. Besides, I now lived in a new city, in a new home, with new acquaintances, everything was foreign - 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week, and for that reason, a bit uncomfortable - also 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The least I could do for myself is put myself in a space where I felt somewhat at home …and guess where that place was.

….Aviation. I got a job working for an Australian airline, one with a great company culture, and a lot of colourful personalities. This was the best thing I had done for myself in that year. As soon as I met the interviewees for the team that this airline was creating, I got excited. Their personalities felt familiar, and I could NOT wait to get the job so that I could see their faces again.

I’d become happier as a person, and my relationship which was going through the highs and the lows of the desert dunes thanks to my bellowing misery, was now starting to get good again. Yes, all this time that I was going through my range of lows, there was my very patient and kind partner going through the same thing. He too used to be cabin crew. They say that we were lucky to have left together, because “at least you have someone to go through it all with”, but really, it was more a case of “we were lucky to survive it” - and I think it’s mainly credit to him for being the way he is. If it were anyone else, I’m sure I would have been kicked to the curb for the difficulties my depression had brought to the household.

ANYWAY. I got that job, and I made my friends. It’s now been 2 years, and I’m feeling good, which is why my creativity and desire to SHARE has kicked right back in with a vengeance. Hence this channel, and hence my story-times. I thought this would be important to share this because every time I spoke with someone who had resigned from the #crewlife , it was almost a revelation to both of us when we realised that there was a severe challenge to re-adapt to our original lives after all of that adventure. For those of you who are reading this because you are going through the same thing, don’t worry, it all works out.



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