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Guide to living and working in the UAE

Transportation in UAE

Expats will find many modes of transportations in UAE; they can choose the most suitable for them, but taxis will be a bad choice for transportation there, it costs a lot of money, the expat will pay at least 20 AED in very short travel, so the private car will be the ideal choice for transportation in the most states of UAE. One of the best things in Dubai especially for expats is the public transportation system, It’s the only city that has a tram and metro network. In November 2014, the tram services started to operate so it considered as the newest mode of transportation in Dubai. All new comers will have the option to switch between the tram and metro at DAMAC Metro Station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro Station. These stations are both on the red metro line. Buses are considering one of best important modes of public transportations in UAE too, expat can use them to travel inside the Emirates or travel between the different emirates. The most fun thing about transportations in UAE, that expats can travel over water by using abras or ferries. Abras will be found in Dubai, it's small motorized water taxis, and the trip takes about five to seven minutes and costs 1 AED. And for the ferry services it can be used by individuals and cars. It's available three times a day, except on Fridays only twice, it costs 20 AED for 1 person more than 12 years; children are free. For the cars, it will cost 100 AED.""""""

Guide to living and working in the UAE

Accommodation in UAE

All new comers to UAE shouldn't worry about housing or accommodation, because they will find many great options to choose from, the majority of buildings in the UAE are new or very recent. But the prices can be quite expensive especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If any one of them decided to rent an apartment near his work and city center he will find the prices start from 6.000 AED for 1 room, up to 15.000 AED for 3 bedrooms per month, but after while he will realize that price is not high at all, most houses in UAE are amazing and near to the most facilities and public parks. He must know that many rental accommodation contracts are for one year and many landlords will request to pay the rent in advance."""

Guide to living and working in the UAE

Healthcare in UAE

Expats won’t need to concern themselves with healthcare in UAE, because companies and employers are legally required to provide expats with health insurance. If they are lucky enough to work in Dubai, they must know that it has some of the best healthcare facilities in the world. Among the many private facilities popping up across the emirate, Dubai Healthcare City, which offers international-standard advanced private healthcare. No one can deny that healthcare services in UAE comes with very high quality, and quite advanced."""

Guide to living and working in the UAE

Language and culture in UAE

Official language in the UAE is Arabic, but Also the English language is widely spoken there. despite its international and modern character, the country has very traditional Islamic roots. Islam religion plays a big role in all aspects of life, including business etiquette. The seven emirates are very proud of its history of trading, boating, and fishing, which used to dominate life in the UAE for centuries. Arabian horses, camels, dates, and falconry are still important aspects of life in the UAE today.""

Guide to living and working in the UAE

Entertainment in UAE

Expat life in the UAE opens the door to many rich experiences, all the way from business to food, there’s something for everyone. You might expect the UAE to be packed with nationals, but it’s quite the opposite, around 85% of the population are expats, ranging from 200 nationalities, with more than half of the population being under 25. The taxes in the UAE are minimal to none, the government doesn’t collect income taxes. However, they do impose trivial taxes through hotels and restaurants. If you choose to live in the UAE, knowing what is legal and what is illegal is of extreme importance. Even though the UAE is considered a lenient nation, it is important to respect the dress code and dress modestly. Drinking alcohol in public places which do not have a license to serve alcohol is illegal and there is a zero-tolerance policy on drunk driving as drunk offences are taken very seriously. The country ranks among the highest in the region for safety, police and security officials work tirelessly to make sure you can sleep safe and sound at night as evidenced by the extremely low crime rates. The UAE is a lovely country to call home, its economy is booming, it’s a cultural melting pot filled with adventures and most important of them all, it has a coffee shop in every corner. ""