As much as the title sounds dry or harsh, but believe me it’s not when talking about Dubai, UAE.
I moved here 5 years ago from a country that has 4 seasons – Lebanon. I have to admit that when I first moved, I was afraid of how’s it going to be.
For those reading my post and don’t know about the beautiful UAE, it’s a place located at the southeast end of Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south. It also shares sea borders with Qatar and Iran.
For those who don’t know as well, as per Wikipedia, the total population of the UAE in the 2013 was 9.2 million, in which 1.4 million are Emarati Citizens and 7.8 million are expats!!
Yes, that’s how welcoming and generous the United Arab Emirates is.
Now enough with geography and statistics.
When I first moved to UAE, I knew no one except my hubby and my cousin who left couple years after I came here. But let me tell you a secret, you don’t need to know so many people here. You will easily adapt and get to know so many people from all over the world. To me, I felt UAE my home from day one. It’s not like you’re in a desert and you still have to live in a tent and ride a camel. Although if you wish to try it, you can go on a Safari ride package or camping in the desert and guess what: it’s very safe!
UAE has every thing you might think of; museums, aquariums, huge parks, beaches, pools, famous hotels and resorts from all over the world that meets all budgets, not to mention the only 7 stars hotel in the world “Burj Al Arab”, and the tallest tower in the world “Burj Khalifa”. UAE has also water-parks, Ferrari World, Formula 1 car racing track, ice skating, ski Dubai, shopping malls that are really huge and one of them is the Dubai Mall, which is the 10th largest shopping mall in the world as per Wikipedia. Dubai also have all sorts of transportation to make your life easier. They’ve got taxis, buses, metro and tram. Endless services that makes your life at ease.
On top of all, UAE is a safe country where you feel secured wherever you go. Plus, they defend human and women rights.
Lately, UAE has brought a female “Minister of Happiness” to it’s government just to make sure everyone is happy. As per HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, in an article published on What’s On, “Since the dawn of history, happiness is all that humanity has sought,” & “Studies have shown that happy people produce more, live longer, and drive better economic development in their communities and countries.”
All the respect to such a country and it’s government and rulers. I am really thankful for all what you have given us and still giving and implementing new opportunities and chances to develop every single day.
For all of those fellows reading my post and still didn’t get a chance to visit UAE, try planning it soon to discover this beautiful and generous desert and get to know more about it’s culture and lovely people.