Welcome to Dubai!

Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates, straight inside the Arabian Desert. The town has no pure river our bodies or oases, however does have a pure inlet, Dubai Creek, which has been dredged to make it deep sufficient for giant vessels to move by. Dubai is a vital vacationer vacation spot and its port, Jebel Ali, constructed within the 1970s, has the most important man-made harbor on the planet. Dubai is more and more creating as a hub for service industries reminiscent of expertise and finance.   corporate video in Dubai

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Of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai has the most important inhabitants. Dubai’s inhabitants contains primarily of expatriates, with UAE nationals constituting the minority. In keeping with the UAE Ministry of Labor, a couple of million residents of Dubai, or 83% of the inhabitants is overseas born. The vast majority of overseas nationals hail from India (51%), adopted by Pakistan (16%). Dubai is house to some 100,000 Western Expats.

The official language of Dubuai is Arabic however English is extensively spoken, particularly within the enterprise sector. Since most street and store indicators, restaurant menus, and so on., are in each English and Arabic, one might dwell fairly simply on this metropolis with out talking Arabic. Persian, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Tagalog additionally extensively spoken.

Dubai has a desert local weather with temperatures starting from 50 levels Fahrenheit within the winter to 118 levels Fahrenheit in the summertime. Rainfall is rare and UAE residents time period the local weather as “seven months in paradise and 5 extra in an inferno.” The nice and cozy local weather makes it acceptable to put on shorts and T-shirts nevertheless, as Dubai is a Muslim metropolis, guests ought to concentrate on their apparel: shoulders needs to be coated and ladies ought to keep away from sporting tight-fitting clothes.

All guests, apart from nationals of the Arab Gulf Co-operation Council (AGCC), which incorporates guests from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, might want to have a visa sponsored by a neighborhood entity reminiscent of a resort or tour firm. British residents with the suitable of abode within the UK and expatriate residents of the AGCC of sure nationalities and professions might qualify for computerized 30 day go to visas on arrival, however rules needs to be checked earlier than touring.

There are a number of objects that shouldn’t be introduced into the UAE together with alcohol, pornography, ivory, medicine, walkie talkies, distant & cordless telephones, spiritual objects (crosses, Buddhas, movies with biblical photographs), firearms, ammunition, draggers, knives, swords and spears.

The unit of forex is the UAE Dirham (Dh), and there are 100 fils in every Dirham. The Dirham is offered in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 notes and in 25 fils, 50 fils. For day-after-day purchases, reminiscent of groceries, money and bank cards are generally used. Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be found across the clock.

The most well-liked neighborhoods for expats are areas reminiscent of Jumeirah, Umm Sequim, Emirates Lakes, Emirates Hills, Mirdiff for villas and Bur Dubai & Sheikh Zayed for residences. Every of those areas is prized for its proximity to good faculties and buying. Most expats are likely to hire, as till just lately they weren’t allowed to personal property within the UAE. Nonetheless, starting within the Summer season 2002, this began altering. At present, many expatriate subdivisions (together with the Dubai Marina, The Greens, The Meadows, Arabian Ranches, the Palm Mission, and so on.) can be found with the choice to purchase.

For Expats renting a house in Dubai, their hire is normally paid by test. To open a checking account, a passport and visa (or utility) might be wanted. A piece contract or No Objection Letter from a sponsor and a doc that may establish one as a neighborhood resident, reminiscent of a utility invoice or driver’s license, might suffice. Non-residents are usually not capable of open financial institution accounts.

Because of the excessive expatriate inhabitants, the tutorial system in Dubai is extraordinarily numerous. English is the commonest instructing language. The vast majority of the British curriculum faculties have ready lists and availability of different faculties will differ relying on the time of the yr the scholar might be enrolling. Native faculties typically have three phrases: Autumn, which runs from mid-September to mid-December; Spring, which runs from early January to early April; and Summer season, which runs from mid-April by early July.

For college training, many expatriates are likely to ship their youngsters again to their house nation or to Western nations. Although Dubai has plans to extend extra accredited faculties, they proceed to ship 90% of all potential secondary faculty college students to India for a stronger technological training. A large variety of overseas accredited universities have been arrange within the metropolis during the last ten years. Increasingly ‘A’ degree and Worldwide Baccalaurate training establishments are being establishing within the area.

Driving is the preferred mode of transport in Dubai, the place folks drive on the suitable hand facet of the street. Legitimate license holders from sure nations will have the ability to “swap” their licenses for a Dubai one. These nations are: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Iceland, Eire, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Anybody holding a license from a rustic not listed above should take a neighborhood driving check. It’s obligatory for entrance seat passengers to put on seatbelts in automobiles and it’s unlawful for kids beneath the age of 10 to sit down within the entrance seat. Taxis are plentiful and neighborhood buses can be found however most individuals choose to drive. If it is handy, the abra, a water taxi that crosses Dubai Creek, is an alternative choice. There are additionally buses that present transportation to many locations together with exterior Dubai and all through the Emirates.

Shops in Dubai are typically open for longer hours than in different nations. Many are open from 10:00am to 10:00pm, aside from Fridays when they might be open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Among the smaller retailers maintain to the outdated custom of closing for a siesta from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Dubai has worldwide meals corporations, white items shops and pharmacies, all promoting all kinds of things at aggressive costs. There are stores to go well with most shapes, sizes and budgets. There are additionally many native tailors who will make just about something at an inexpensive value.

For the kids, Dubai is similar to many massive cities all through Europe or North America with a variety of actions tailor-made particularly for the children. Among the extra well-liked kid-friendly points of interest within the space are softball parks, Wild Wadi Water Park, Dubai Zoo, Cyber Video games Park, Kids’s Metropolis, Wonderland Theme Park and Magic Planet. There are various actions obtainable each throughout weekends and after faculty, starting from sports activities to arts. One essential factor to recollect is that the recent solar of Dubai may be very harmful for younger youngsters. It’s important that they drink loads of water and use solar block.

Like most main cities, Dubai’s malls are a very fashionable gathering place for youngsters. To assist youngsters be taught extra concerning the tradition and native customs, a great supply of knowledge is the Sheikh Mohammed Heart for Cultural understanding. This group hosts an array of alternatives reminiscent of Mosque visits with explanations, and “Query & Reply” periods.

Dubia has a spectacular nightlife, a wide range of sports activities and seashore golf equipment, and so on., the place singles and married and households can simply meet others who share their pursuits. Most Dubai residents have at one level been new to town. This being the case, Emiratis are desperate to welcome newcomers and are well-known for being welcoming, hospitable, tolerant and pleasant.