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Dubai / United Arab Emirates

Dubai Guide for Digital Nomads

Dubai is a "Future City" without any doubt.

Only a real belief of human power could do as it is today, from how it was.

If we go back in time, there were only sands and stones on the places where Skyscrapers are standing at the moment.

Advantages:

  • No Crime/Offense:

As the rules are strict, penalties are high and controlling of city is too advanced, there is almost no crime or offense happens anywhere around the country.

  • Strong Law:

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum explains in his principle about this situation:

“No one is above the law in Dubai, starting with the ruling family. The law does not discriminate between citizens and residents, rich and poor, male and female, Muslims and non-Muslims. Justice delayed is justice denied,”

And I can exactly confirm that is right in front of the law, everyone is equal.

  • Life Quality:

There are lot of cities in the world which is expensive but still have very low life quality. Dubai is exactly not one of them, of course if you know how to live.

  • Expats:

Around 200 nationality citizens are living in Dubai which it's making city one of the "Most Expat Living" place in the world.

  • Social Life:

It's extremely good social life over there with lot of activities to do for people who loves to socialize.

  • Cheap Electronics:

Probably one of the cheap electronics are on UAE due to low VAT rates (even cheaper than many Asian countries suprisingly!)

  • Cheap Cars:

When you are checking cars, you just can not stop yourself on idea to buy that car that moment. Yes, cars are extremely cheap especially when they are getting more than 5 years old. But for sure maintenance, insurance and other costs shouldn't be forgotten.

  • Language:

English is like main language so that you will never issue any problem to communicate as long as you can read what I wrote here. Also second common language over there is French.

  • 24 Hours:

Even Metro doesn't work after 12pm usually for most of stations, you can still find 24 hours Supermarket and Restaurants to eat.

Disadvantages:

  • Living Costs:

Living in Dubai has a "cost" more than a lot of cities in the world, for sure. Especially Housing Costs is very high around Sheikh Zayed Road and Business Bay area.

  • Weather:

In UAE, people calls seasons like "Spring, Summer, Hell" as three period. Overall in the country weather almost never goes lesser than 18C in any months including winter.

  • Air Pollution:

Unfortunately, UAE has one of the highest air pollution rates, not because of cars because of sands & stones from deserts most.

  • Traffic:

It's not all around and all the time but especially on the rush hours and weekends around popular regions, it's often traffic due to lights.

  • Jump Point:

Dubai Airports are flying all around the world and due to Asia is not that much far, you can enjoy this benefit whenever you want.

Recommendations:

  • Use "Zomato" application for Food Delivery and try to order with "Live Tracking" restaurants, so that you will be sure it'll come around estimated time. Especially promotions of Zomato can make you save time to time some money, if you are also eating outside often, you can buy Zomato Gold for special discounts and promotions. It's completely paying too much more than it costs.
     
  • Use "Grab" application for Taxi. Even they bought by Uber, still their prices are better than Uber.
     
  • If you are a Social Person and love to hangout try "Moonshine" application which offers special deals daily in different cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs and revenues.

Places to Go:

  • At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa:

From the top of Dubai, it's a must place to see.

  • Level 43 Sky Lounge:

Burj Khalifa has an unique view, it's right but if you ask my favourite spot on Dubai, it's %100 sure Level 43 with a breath taking panoramic view of Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • HuQQa:

If we are speaking about Shisha, there is only one place in Dubai which people calls it best, it's "HuQQa" with amazing view of Burj Khalifa and Fountain. They have also delicious Turkish foods.

  • Flair No 5:

It's a popular place inside Ritz Carlton Hotel. It's completely outdoor sitting and also they have good shisha!

  • Pier 7:

One of the good places in Dubai Marina that you can hangout with your friends.

  • Shakespeare (Souk Al Bahar):

It's a good restaurant chain and especially this branch which is in front of Burj Khalifa have very nice interiors inside with a sweet ambiance.

  • Sushi Nations:

If you love Sushi, here is the best Sushi place in Dubai without having any rival!

  • Broccoli Pizza & Pasta:

One of the best Pizza & Pasta maker in Dubai, it's not a fancy chain but pretty sure it has more delicious than hundreds of luxury ones. Must be tried!

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