What comes to your mind when you hear about living in Dubai? Isn’t it Luxury? I know, and the reasons are pretty obvious. Dubai is one of the youngest cities in the world and it has achieved so much in so little time. In fact, it is tagged with plenty of largest, tallest, biggest, fastest and many other superlatives. In this post, I will discuss with why I think living in Dubai spoiling you.
Disclaimer: I am only sharing my experience of living in Dubai and its lifestyle.
As an expat, I would concur that living in Dubai can be your best experience among all the cities. It doesn’t only provide extremely comfortable life but a luxurious lifestyle too. Having only 15 % locals and almost 85% expats from all around the globe makes it a multicultural city. Dubai is known for its widely diverse culture, ultra-modern architecture and luxury shopping with a vibrant nightlife.
Note: Dubai is the largest and most populous emirate (state/city) followed by the capital city of Abu Dhabi in U.A.E. Please note that it is not a country as I find many people confuse it with a country.
My experience of living in Dubai
After spending 7-8 years in this glamorous city I feel that it has spoiled me in some way or the other. Every time I travel to a different city outside UAE I start missing a lot of things. I have realised that things which are considered basic and normal in Dubai, are completely unnecessary for rest of the world. ( I swear I am not exaggerating).
Standard of Living
Almost every residential building has Jacuzzi, swimming pool, gym, steam, sauna, gaming room and children play area. The infrastructure and architecture of the city is extremely impressive. You will be surprised to see the Air-Conditioned bus stops, driverless metro, 6 Lane roads, the speed limit and free WIFI. You get a 4 star hotel experience in a 3 star hotel in terms of property, amenities, rooms, facilities, location.
Tax-free & Crime-free
Yes, you heard it right there is no income tax in UAE and rest of the Middle East. Therefore, a job offer from any part of the world doesn’t excite us compared to the tax free salary we get here. Your contract also includes flight tickets and one month holiday annually, paid by the company. Dubai is ranked as the safest place in the world. Walking on the streets or going out alone in the midnight is part of our routine but we can’t think of doing outside U.A.E.
Whoaaa! Dubai is the cleanest city ever possible in the history of mankind. Not just Health department clean but Monica Clean (If you have ever watched F.RI.E.N.D.S). The Government takes it very seriously and spends so much money to keep the city clean which makes it more beautiful. No kidding, you can judge it yourself by visiting any public toilet, metro, beach, park or mosques. You will always find cleaning staff available.
With the fastest speed limit for driving you will see cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls– Royce or Bugatti all around the city on daily basis which is pretty hard to see in any other city. In fact, the most expensive and extraordinary cars like Mercedes or Bentley are designed only for Dubai with customization like gold plated and diamond studded .
Variety of Food
No Doubt that Dubai is famous for its rich and expensive lifestyle and so is the food here. The region is hub for tourists and businesses, offering wide range of Food from Asian, Arabic, American, European, Japanese to Korean. Having many food events like Dubai Food Festival and food streets in Global Village, Dubai has abundance of food varieties.
Let me explain, Dubai has hot desert, subtropical arid climate which means clear skies, 365 days sunshine and 24 hours Air conditioned lifestyle. We go crazy with happiness and = when it rains in Dubai which is very rare. Hence it gets very annoying for us to adjust (while traveling) in the places where we can’t get enough sunlight which is very common in northern countries.
#Tip : If you are traveling to Dubai for tourism purpose, do check the weather here before planning your trip.
Unique Architectural & Manmade Attractions on Earth
“OH EM GEE” is what comes out of your mouth when you visit most of the places in Dubai. This city has the most stand-out architectural and spectacular man-made pieces that are on Guinness world record list. Some most iconic and eye-catching sights in city’s Skyline are Burj Khalifa (tallest building on earth), sail shaped Burj Al Arab (world’s third most luxurious hotel) and Atlantis –The Palm (first & only 7 star resort built on an island). Jumeirah Mosque, Miracle Garden (World’s largest topiary structure), IBN Battuta, Raffles Dubai, Gate Village, Princess Tower, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Emirates Tower, and Twisted tower can give you an idea how seriously the city takes its uniqueness and designs.
24 hours open supermarkets, restaurants, food deliveries, taxis & metro-during festive season, sparkling clean toilets, showers and changing rooms at the beaches. An extremely well planned and organized transportation system makes the whole city accessible and easily connected. There are super high tech self-driving cars like UDrive or Ekar which are cost effective and operated via phone (unlock nearby car, use, park and lock). These are part of our day to day life in Dubai which we take for granted but half of the world doesn’t even know about.
Oops I forgot to mention about Dubai Mall which is the largest mall in the world providing taxi facility inside the mall to get from one side to another as it’s impossible to cover everything on foot.
Being at almost the center of our flight trajectories, Dubai makes travelling shorter and easier to any part of the world from USA on one end to New Zealand on the other end of globe.
Home away from Home
It’s said that one should never forget his roots and that’s why I feel blessed to be living in Dubai. As I don’t face language barrier, I have many friends and relatives here, I get Indian food almost everywhere. Also, I visit my family and friends whenever I miss them (or vice–versa). Having mosques at a walking distance (every 350 meters by law) I practice my religion more efficiently. Moreover it’s about staying closer as well as connected with your motherland. Therefore, I can attend a wedding, festival, special occasion or any important event and come back the same day due to plenty of flights every day and short journey.
Home is where you feel safe and most comfortable and that’s why I call Dubai my Home away from Home.
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