Dubai is a city with a desert climate in the Northern Desert Belt on the Persian Gulf Coast, the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai has a long history, its earliest recorded mention being in 1095, though it has ancient roots the city is modern and a place of extreme wealth and luxury. Its wealth is derived from growing oil prices which allows Dubai, a historically important trading location to grow and promote further businesses to relocate there.

Demographics

Dubai is home to various Arab communities which are part of the United Arab Emirates. It is also inhabited by a number of various personalities including, but not limited to African, Central Asian, East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian populations.

In Dubai the common language is Arabic but English is popular, in some locations it is used equally as much as Arabic.

The official religion of Dubai is Islam, but they are accepting of all religions and there are a wide range of places of worship in Dubai.

The average income for a family in Dubai is 15,000 AED/Month or 4,000 USD (provided by authorityjob.com).

Cost Of Living

  • Cost per square foot to buy in Dubai city center: US $249.16
  • Cost per square foot to buy outside city center: US $187.56
  • Monthly rent 1 bedroom in Dubai city center: US $1,539.18
  • Monthly rent 1 bedroom outside city center: US $1,002.77

Quality of Living Index

According to the Mercer Quality of Living index, Dubai ranked 74th in the world for best cities to live in.

Corruption Index

The United Arab Emirates are ranked 21st by the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. The higher the rank, the less corrupt the country.

Cost Of Living

  • Cost of living per month for a single person without rent: US $742.64
  • Cost of living per month for a four-person family without rent: US $2,507.67
  • There is no minimum wage in Dubai but rather labor contracts which can be negotiated for salaries based on experience, qualifications, and employment history (according to guide2dubai.com).

Top 5 Things to Do

  1. Shopping at the Dubai Mall
  2. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  3. IMG Worlds of Adventure
  4. Visiting the Dubai Museum
  5. Ski Dubai

Top Neighborhoods

  1. Dubai Marina
  2. Jumeirah
  3. Downtown Dubai

Education

Education in Dubai goes from Primary to Collegiate levels, public and private schools are available to members of the United Arab Emirates and any expatriates residing in Dubai. Foreign students are required to take Arabic language classes meanwhile the education system encourages local students to take English as a second language. Universities offer Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. There are 12 Higher Colleges of Technology which are specialized for technically oriented education.

Healthcare

Dubai’s healthcare rating according to Numbeo is at an index of 67.21. Dubai is home to the Dubai Healthcare City, which offers a healthcare free economic zone which draws in many medical tourists due to its low prices and professional care. With 80 specialties, 2,500 licensed healthcare professionals, and 180 businesses.

Natural Resources

Many people when they think of a desert they imagine the sweltering heat sucking the energy out of them and leaving them with very little to do beyond seeing mirages and being sucked into quicksand. However, in Dubai, there is still snow and plenty of water, as there are aquariums and even an indoor ski resort. Being off the Persian Gulf there are still water sports, and taking advantage of the sand Dubai also offers safaris and desert trips for vehicles.

Crime Rates

According to Numbeo, Dubai has a crime index of 18.34 and a safety index of 81.66 meaning it has a very low crime rate. The property crime rate is 18.32.

Major Industries

The main industry in Dubai currently is construction as new buildings are being made each day, creating many jobs. Having been founded on oil, the country’s economy is still largely based on oil and petroleum sales. Accounting and bookkeeping professionals are highly in demand as lots of money is being made in Dubai there is a need for people to keep track of and manage it. Dubai’s business sector continues to grow, according to the world bank the overall GDP growth should reach 2.5% in 2018.

Real Estate Investment

Investment in Dubai real estate is encouraged as the population continues to grow and attract foreign investors. Construction companies and contractors currently are competing to get as many contracts as possible as Dubai expands. According to Khaleejtimes the average return on investment for apartment was 7%, meaning an investor could have what they invested back within 12.5 years. Dubai is a leader in global real estate investment with investors seeing larger returns than anywhere else in the world. There are regularly new attractions for not only tourists but investors that continue to pique the interest of all involved as well as a lack of heavy restriction on foreign investment in real estate but primarily their infrastructure which is prepared for continued expansion.

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Dubai Real Estate – How to Make Money and Where the Buyers are Coming From

When it comes to man made wonders of the world, the UAE’s Dubai has fashioned itself into one. Thanks to endless amounts of finance from wealthy affiliate Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum after his accession to the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai in 2006, the city has transformed into a marvel of human engineering. Dubai is a glittering metropolis rising out of the sand and sea in the Middle East.