Quality of Life in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purchasing Power Index 135.58   Very High
Safety Index 83.86   Very High
Health Care Index 67.92   High
Climate Index 50.27   Moderate
Cost of Living Index 63.59   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 3.32   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 37.78   Moderate
Pollution Index 49.95   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 178.22   Very High

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Rich Capitalist on Aug 03, 2022:
Why Dubai is the Best City to Live

Dubai is a vibrant city that welcomes expats with open arms. The city has excellent weather and many job opportunities. Here are things that make Dubai the best city to live;

Leisure
When you visit Dubai, the first thing you notice is that it is a city of leisure. You can go skiing indoors or enjoy a desert safari. The 2 largest malls have a range of shops and numerous fast food joints and restaurants. The fun does not stop there because you can go to the cinema, aquariums, theatres, and ice rinks in the mall.

Economy
Dubai’s economy continues to grow, and the evidence is all around, from the infrastructure, innovation, hospitals, and even architecture. Dubai’s currency, the Emirati Dirham, remains stable and strong when compared to the Euro or the US Dollar. When this is put together with 5% annual GDP growth, makes the city’s economy unbeatable. Although this growth relies largely on the international workforce, Dubai companies/businesses pay their workers handsomely. This is one of the many reasons why people move to Dubai.

Weather
There is sunshine throughout the year, and temperatures rarely go below 20 degrees Celsius; this is the best place to be if you don’t like cold or snowy winter. Although Dubai is usually very hot, you can take a walk or soak in the sun during winter when the skies are clear and the weather is conducive for outdoor activities. However, when the weather is too warm, you can cool at your hotel in Dubai by swimming or going for a relaxing spa session. There are also indoor sports activities you can engage in.

Tax-Free
One of the most attractive reasons to live in Dubai is that you don’t have to pay taxes. This means you will not only be paid better than other countries, but nothing will be deducted. You will have more money for your expenses and future. A tax-free salary allows you and your family to live a better life. The best thing about living in Dubai is that there is no VAT on food or goods; this means you will spend less. This is how most people afford a luxurious lifestyle in Dubai because there is extra money.

Economical Living
When people hear Dubai, they think about all the luxury, skyscrapers, and fast cars and wonder how people can afford it. The city is home to many designer shops and 5-star luxury hotels. There many ways to enjoy the luxury of the city; for instance, you can enjoy Dubai’s culinary and other dishes from all over the world or buy designer clothes. Of you think you can’t afford these luxuries, you are wrong. The street food is hygienic, tasty, and you can have various dishes from around the world. There are also affordable designer clothes from internationally renowned brands, like H&M and Hermes.

Education, Health, and Transport
One of the many reasons why Dubai is the best city to live is because the government has heavily invested in the infrastructure. Dubai’s healthcare and education are of international standards and some of the best in the world. This is a good reason to live in Dubai alone or with your family. You get reliable healthcare, and your children go to the best schools. The good thing is there are numerous private schools to choose from, which offer the American or British Curriculum.

The healthcare system is also reliable, and you will get the best services. The staff is highly-trained and friendly. In private hospitals, you will find health workers from various nationalities who speak different languages. The transport system is clean, fast, and modern. This metro system is an excellent alternative to suing buses or taxis.

Safety
Did you know that although Dubai is a big luxurious city, it is one of the safest in the world? This is because of the strict laws and hardworking police force. Local laws forbid many practices that might not be considered crimes in other countries. The crime rate is low compared to other big cities in the world. It is safe for both men and women to walk in public without any danger or threat. Although Dubai is an Islamic state, there are also other religions that coexist peacefully. You are free to practice your religion, but remember to show respect.



Moving to Dubai does not only mean a change in location, but it also changes your whole life. Here the weather is conducive, the pay is more than enough, healthcare and schools are of international standards, and most of all no paying taxes.
Joel Varughese on Mar 07, 2022:
Dubai Is Very Safe and has Very tight security. There are very low crimes and It is very affordable for living alone or with family. The law is very strict and There are many places to visit. It also has many sites to Take pictures of. It has Churches, Mosques, Temples, and Other religious places. Try going on Dubai safari or Dubai frame. It will be The Best ride of your life!
Savio Noronha on Jan 31, 2021:
Thought Id add some positivity to the other posts here. Dubai is a great city that thrives on the principle of rewarding the good citizens and penalising the bad ones. Its safer than most cities I've been to. You can earn relatively well. It is tougher when you are single I might say considering your lifestyle but then I know some people having a ball at the same time.I am an expat and have been here long enough to see this city grow and change.I have worked hard when I was younger and have progressed with the city.
Yes we do have accidents sometimes because we have some of the best roads in the world and allow people from all over the world with varied driving skills to drive so you are bound to have issues.
You are watched discreetly but then thats how it stays safe.
Yes freedom of speech is controlled but then you always know you are here to do better and then leave. Their business is none of yours
Its in the desert! Its going to be hot. But then there are super comfortable ac systems everywhere

I have to praise them for achieving what they have with what they were given.I like this city. Its not perfect but neither am |I :)
Alex on Feb 13, 2019:
Dubai is fake. All the luxuries are for very very few mostly local Arabs and a few high paid expats from US or Brits. Others just survive trying to live and save while facing extreme hot weather and insults from the privileged few. If you are coming here to seek fortune, stay away. If you are already rich and running away from something, be it weather or child support. It will be great.

On the good side, cars are cheap, fuel is cheap, food can be cheap if you cook at home. Lots of hookers, Dubai airport is great. White skin is god. No tax filings and work visas are easy.
Not a bad place for a year or two. A hell after that.