A place to live
In the last two decades, Dubai has evolved from a trading centre to an international hub for individuals, companies and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of the many benefits this vibrant city offers. While the presence of Indian and other West Asian citizens and companies can be explained by geographical proximity and a common culture, the relatively strong presence of westerners is a testimony to the openness and attractiveness of Dubai.
Families relocate to Dubai for many reasons:
- Lifestyle: The emirate boasts world-class infrastructure that enhances lifestyle. Dubai ranks 16th in the world (1st in the Middle East) on The Knight Frank City Wealth Index 2017.
- Cosmopolitan work environment: Over 200 different nationalities live and work in the UAE.
- Security: Dubai is recognised as one of the safest cities in the world.
- Weather: There is sunshine all year round.
- Connectivity: The UAE offers direct flights to more than 90 countries.
- Language: English is the lingua franca, in spite of Arabic being the official language.
- Legal system: There is access to English common law via the common law free zones.
- Business: The UAE ranks 26th out of 190 countries when it comes to ease of doing business.
- There are more than 112 embassies and consulates in the UAE.
- The UAE is a tax-free and duty-free jurisdiction. As a result, people have more disposable income and can enjoy one of the best standards of living in the world.
- Investment in real estate: Foreigners are allowed to acquire real estate in Dubai.
How to relocate to Dubai
There are basically three ways to move to Dubai. These are starting a company; obtaining a work permit; or buying property.