The Perfect Job
First of all, if you do not have a father or a spouse living in the UAE, a job is how you get a residency in the country. Applying for a job in Dubai is an extremely simple process, relatively. Literally, all jobs could be applied to online. There is a huge number of websites dedicated to just make your job hunt easier, where you just send in your CV and wait for them to get back to you.
Finding a suitable affordable apartment is the tricky part. It is known that rents in Dubai could be fairly high when compared to other cities around the world. However, no matter what the job you land will pay you, you need to keep in mind all the traveling and living expenses you are going to have to pay.
One of the most common solutions to this is Dubai is shared accommodation. Instead of paying for a whole apartment, you could rent a room, or even just a bed, depending on your financial status. All prices will depend on the area where you are located. The good news is that almost everything is available everywhere in Dubai, and reaching the faraway places is extremely easy with Dubai’s transportation systems.
Do Not Neglect Your Utilities
If you get a shared accommodation, the electricity, water and gas connections will probably already be arranged. If you are getting your own apartment, you need to apply for them immediately. Also, other utilities will be necessary, such as an internet connection, or a landline (if you want one). Each utility is easy to apply for from its respective authority, and the process is usually fast.
Know the Culture
Living in a city, you are bound to live by its legal, and social boundaries. Dubai is known for its diversity and open-mindedness, however certain things are prohibited, such as public display of affection, getting drunk in public, and anything that involves offending religions or sacred places.
Apply for Your License
If you want to save on transportation, you will need to get your own car and driving license. Getting your driving license involves a series of tests that you need to pass in order to be a licensed driver. Once you get your license, you can easily find a suitable pre-owned car with good quality and condition at relatively low prices. Or, if you are able to, get a brand new car.
One of the best features in Dubai is that, literally, everything delivers! Whatever cuisine or kind of food or snacks you are craving; you will find it at the other end of a phone call. And if you are out of phone credit, or just not in the mood to talk, you can order online. That’s right, food, groceries, clothes, anything. Delivery charges are not even that high.