United Arab Emirates
The UAE is called the United Arab Emirates because it is a federation of seven emirates, or states, formed in 1971 as a single country. The seven emirates are
- Abu Dhabi
- Umm Al Quwain
- Ras Al Khaimah
Why expats move to the UAE:
Career opportunities: The UAE is known for its strong economy and booming business sector offering a wide range of job opportunities for skilled professionals. Many expats move to the UAE to advance their careers and take advantage of high-paying job opportunities.
Tax situation: The UAE has a tax-friendly environment, with no personal income tax or capital gains tax. This is a major draw for expats looking to maximize their income and savings.
High standard of living: The UAE is known for a high standard of living, with modern infrastructure, luxury amenities, and a diverse cultural scene. Expats who move to the UAE often enjoy a high quality of life and access to world-class services and amenities.
Warm climate: The year-round warm climate in the UAE is a draw, with plenty of sunshine and mild winters.
Cultural diversity: The UAE is a broad mix of cultures, with a large expat population from around the world. Expats who move to the UAE often enjoy the opportunity to experience new cultures and make connections with people from very diverse backgrounds.
The UAE is an attractive destination for expats from around the world for a number of reasons that goes beyond the basic five listed here.
Near Abudhabi Mall in the UAE
English language newspapers in the UAE
Gulf News: Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published in Dubai. It covers local and international news, as well as business, sports, entertainment, and opinion pieces.
Khaleej Times: Khaleej Times is another daily English language newspaper published in Dubai. It covers a wide range of topics, including news, business, sports, lifestyle, and opinion.
The National: The National is an English language newspaper based in Abu Dhabi. It covers local and international news, as well as business, sports, arts, and opinion.
About the UAE
The UAE is a federation seven emirates. Each emirate has its own ruler, and together they form a federal system with a central government based in Abu Dhabi.
Historically, the seven emirates were separate entities with their own unique histories, cultures, and political systems. They shared a common language (Arabic) and religion (Islam) and had close trade and diplomatic ties. The idea of a federation of the emirates was first proposed in the 1960s as a way to strengthen their collective political and economic power, and after intense planning and negotiations the UAE was officially established December 2, 1971.
The name "United Arab Emirates" is to describe this union of multiple Arab states, and emphasizes their shared cultural and linguistic heritage. The UAE is considered a regional and global power with an important influential position in the Middle East.
Media stories on the UAE
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December 23, 2021: story at International Investment
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Expat success story: arrived in cargo ship in UAE and "made a fortune" – MSN News
The UAE "Golden Visa" program
Story at Alarabiya
Expat leaves UAE after 44 years
Story at Gulf News
Low-cost tax residencies in the UAE
Article promoting UAE for expat residences and retirement. Story at Gulf News
Expats in UAE
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