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Has the prospect of a new job opportunity in Abu Dhabi or Dubai got you thinking?
When you’re considering starting a new life abroad because of a job opportunity, It’s natural that you’ll have lots of questions. In our experience, this is especially the case when it comes to the live & work in the UAE. Is the UAE really income tax free? Is it safe in to live and work in the UAE? What are living standards like? What are the healthcare standards like in the UAE?
We’ve answered the seven most common questions and concerns we get asked everyday by candidates looking to live and work in the UAE. When you consider the answers, you’ll quickly understand why so many people are choosing to take the leap and make the UAE their new home.
1. Is there really zero income tax on your earnings when you work in the UAE?
The Personal Income Tax Rate in the United Arab Emirates stands at 0 percent.
2. What is it like to work amongst people from so many different cultures?
The UAE is an incubator of the values of tolerance, peace, security and multiculturalism, with more than 200 nationalities enjoying decent life and respect.
3. Is the UAE a safe country to live and work in?
The UAE ranks as one of the safest and most peaceful places in the world for expatriates, and performs better than the global average.
4. What is the healthcare and hospitals like in the UAE?
The UAE has a comprehensive, government-funded healthcare system and a rapidly developing private sector that delivers a high standard of care.
5. If I work in the UAE, will it be easy enough for family & friends to visit, or for me to visit home?
The United Arab Emirates has emerged as one of the top five most globally connected countries in the world.
6. What is the situation with COVID-19 in the UAE?
Abu Dhabi ranks top in the world for global Covid-19 response. Meanwhile, neighbouring Dubai ranks fifth. Handling of the pandemic has been exceptional.
7. Are the living standards good in the UAE? What is accommodation like|?
All of the UAE – in particular, Dubai – has a fantastic array of rental arrangements for expats. In the larger emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and even (parts of) Sharjah, living standards can easily compare with the best of the west.
If you liked this article take you time to dig a little deeper, check out our guides on Living & working in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi.