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Dubai Property Guide

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  • Establishing Residency
  • Taxes and Banking in the UAE
  • Diversity of buying property in different parts of UAE
  • Quality of Life in the Dubai
  • Marriage and Divorce

Country Stats

  • Name: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  • Area: 4,114 km² (83,600 km²)
  • Population: 2.106 million people (9.346 million people)
  • Gross Domestic Product of the Country: $402.3 billion per year
  • Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham
  • Major Religions: Islam
  • Per Capita Income: $43049
  • GINI Coefficient: Unavailable
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About The Country

As the second largest state or emirate in the United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi, Dubai was once considered a barren landscape in the oil-rich Gulf, but is now a thriving metropolis, attracting thousands of new residents to its shores each month. For the last decade expats have been moving to Dubai in large numbers, often lured by the promise of tax-free wealth and luxury living.

When contemplating a move to Dubai, you may wonder what lies beneath all of the glitz and glamour. Scratch the surface and you will find that there is far more than meets the eye than sprawling developments and tax-free shopping malls. Take the old city center for example, a haphazard ensemble of old-style souks and traditional Arabian houses where you can find people of all nationalities mixing together.

As in the rest of the UAE, life in Dubai is dominated by the Islamic religion, with a mosque in almost every district. The most famous and most beautiful, the Jumeirah Mosque, is an integral part of life in Dubai. The Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding organizes visits to this mosque for non-Muslims and expatriates.

Sharing its main geographical features with the neighboring emirates of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, Dubai also has a hot climate with little rainfall throughout the year but high humidity on the coast. In summer, you may face temperatures of up to 45°C. However, settling down in Dubai does not mean having to flee your new home in those hot and humid summer months. Hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and public transportation are all air-conditioned.

 

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