The UAE is a place where tradition meets modernity. Made up of seven emirates - Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain.
English is the main language of business and around 85% of the population comes from abroad so you'll have no trouble fitting in.
Opportunities exist all over this diverse country, but most jobs in the UAE are found in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The cost of living is fairly expensive, but you get your money's worth as the standard of living is world class.
Living and working in the Gulf region you'll be able to explore Islamic culture but to avoid getting in trouble with the law you'll need to respect local laws and customs. There can be severe penalties for breaking these.
On your days off you'll be able to enjoy hot weather in summer and warm days in winter. You can visit idyllic sandy beaches and cosmopolitan landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world and the Dubai Mall.
With a population of ten million and an unemployment rate of 3%, the UAE is an oil-rich country which have a huge expat community and Tax-free salaries.
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