Living in the UAE

A diverse, sophisticated and ultramodern nation, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is renowned for its dynamic business environment and its open and progressive society, which combine to make it officially the happiest country in the region*.

From unspoilt beaches to rugged mountains, and picturesque heritage sites to dazzling modern architecture, the UAE’s landscape is as diverse as its people, offering a truly unique lifestyle experience for students and professionals alike.

Dubai is the commercial hub of the UAE and an exciting and popular destination, renowned globally for many opportunities for both work and play. With residents from over 200 nationalities, the state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure, tax-free living and a strategic location in the centre of the major trading continents, make Dubai the ideal place for business. At the same time, there are plenty of things to do and see, no matter how what your particular interests are. Dubai presents a blend of 21st century comforts and old-world charm throughout the city – you can wander the old souks or buy global brand goods in modern shopping malls, go on a safari through the desert or view Dubai from the incredible Burj Khalifa.

With a warm, sunny climate, a high standard of living and a very low crime rate, life in Dubai is interesting and eventful, catering to all tastes and preferences – food from around the world, a variety of entertainment and sports options and friendly people from every corner of the world. Dubai presents a wealth of opportunities for employment, enterprise and an all-round great life, attracting students and professionals from around the world and giving the UAE its unique multicultural identity.

*United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, World Happiness Report 2020.