As many other places in the world, there is always good and bad about everything. Although Dubai seems so glossy and offers fantasy living, there are also low down about the city. But, let’s see the bright side of what Dubai can offer, check below…
It’s a heaven for shopping. From clothes to electronic gadget. Not always cheaper compare to the other places in the world, but with so many malls, you will have more options. Good bargain? Come when Dubai Summer Festival (starting from June) and Dubai Shopping Festival (starting January)
Water Sports and Beach Lovers
Beach, Beach, Beach! The beaches in UAE generally are clean. Most hotels along Jumeirah Beach have their private beaches and beach clubs. But there are few public beaches that you can enter with small amount of entrance fee. Sun tan lovers, you will love Dubai sunshine. Just never sun bathing without sunscreen.
If you can’t stand lying on the beach whole day, there are some options for water sports lover. Jet skiing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, parasailing, diving, sailing, kayaking, etc are usually available at Hotel’s beach clubs, such as Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Club, etc and some other private clubs. Family Life
Some families I met told me that they love Dubai because of its children friendly environment. Some censors applied here are quite annoying for adults, but at the other side it also helps families to protect their children from ‘unwanted information’
Education is quite expensive and some people I met told me, having children here are quite expensive as well. But as in other places in the world, there is always good and bad about everything.
Clubber and Socialite
Dubai is known as work-hard and play-harder. With so many clubs in town and so many events in Dubai, you will always have something to do in your agenda. Clubbers, you will be spoilt by choices. Socialite, with so many snaps of Who’s Who in local magazines and newspapers, there is always chance to be spotted under flashlight.
It depends on what you like to do. But exploring the other side of Dubai such as Deira Karama and Bur Dubai are good experience. Or if you’d like to explore the glossy side of Dubai, luxury seems endless here. From nature side, it is nice to explore outside town. Fujairah, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah are best options for nature lovers.
The market is still lucrative. Although it’s not that easy to find a job in Dubai like before and so far I observe there is decrease on package offered. Usually people come to Dubai under visit visa and look for a job. I can say, now it’s not that easy. With high cost of accommodation and sometimes cold shoulder recruitment database, it’s depressing sometimes. The best part, if you plan to do so, just do your homework first. Try to do as much research as possible and try to get in touch with company recruiting in Dubai, get in touch with people for recommendation and learn about visa and regulation.