Relocate to the United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates
Living in UAE
UAE is a federal monarchy of seven emirates, namely, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah.
Each of these emirates is strictly governed by its own rules, which also includes the acceptable dress codes.
Dubai is the most liberal city in the United Arab Emirates.
It is also the largest, most developed and the most tourist-friendly of the seven emirates.
The standard of living in this country is very high as the UAE is a very rich economy.
Except for Dubai, the rest of the cities in UAE follow a more traditional lifestyle and have certain rules and regulations that might seem a little ancient to the rest of the world. Sports, including cricket, football, golf, formula 1 and camel racing, are a major part of their culture. T
he roads in UAE are filled with luxury cars and the people wear a lot of gold.
Politics in the UAE
Each of the seven cities in the United Aram Emirates is governed by their individual rulers.
These cities have to follow the rules set by their ruler.
The Federal Supreme Court, which is made up of the rulers of the seven emirates, is responsible for maintaining the law and order in the UAE.
Since 2006, elections are being held in the United Arab Emirates to elect half of the members of the Federal National Council.
This election, however, does not determine the selection of the President and the Prime Minister.
The emir of Abu Dhabi, which is the capital of UAE, is the President.
The emir of Dubai, which is the largest city in UAE, is the Prime Minister.
The UAE is a tax-free country and yet is one of the richest and largest, namely second largest, economies in the world.
The annual budget of the country comprises of a certain percentage of the revenues of each of the seven emirates.
The economy of this country is based largely on oil and petroleum products.
Tourism is also a factor that contributes to the economy of UAE, specifically Dubai, as this city is ranked as the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world.
Buying or Renting Property in UAE
Real estate in Abu Dhabi is expensive. When renting an apartment or villa in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you can be sure to expect an updated home with all the modern amenities. It is better to live in an area which is mostly occupied by foreign residents as these locations are transformed according to the comfort of expats. These homes are closers to international schools, supermarkets, and shopping malls. Buying property in the United Arab Emirates is prohibited for foreign nationals.
Visa and Immigration
Schools in UAE
International schools in UAE are only there in the three principal expatriate living areas – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
The language of instruction in these international schools is English with an option of learning Arabic. Many international schools in these cities offer the US and UK curriculum from pre-school to 12th Grade.
If you are a foreigner living in the UAE, international schools are the best option for your children.
Apart from these schools, there are also other schools that are specifically for students of Japanese, German, French, and other nationalities.
The weather in the UAE
The UAE experiences a desert climate.
The summers in the country are extremely hot and can be unbearable for people who are not used to the sun.
The winters, on the other hand, are cold and the average minimum temperature in the country is around 10 degree Celsius.
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