Life in Dubai

Life in Dubai

As I have said before, there really is no place in the world quite like Dubai. We are the business hub of the Middle East, the cross roads between Europe and the Far East, and one of the busiest ports in the world. With all of this business trading hands, it is easy to see why so much hiring happens in the city. What I want to discuss is not how to land a job (or how NOT to land the job) but just what kind of great city we live in. Dubai is a human melting pot. It may not appear that way as you exit through the airport, but once you hit the ground and explore the city you really can see the diversity. Sure, we do host many residents hailing from Asia (India, Pakistan, and Philippines – in that order) but we also host every Arab country and we have a steadily growing population of Europeans and other Westerners as well. In fact, Dubai currently hosts over 200 different nationalities. That means many different languages, cultures, customs, and chances to learn something new. All of this can be a bit daunting to someone coming from a homogenous background. And if that worries you, then a move into this kind of environment probably isn’t best for you. However, if you do make the move, you will find many outgoing, fun loving and hardworking people who do not mind diversifying their human experience and making new friends. What makes Dubai great is the fact that 85% of the population is from a country other than the UAE and...