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Living in Dubai as an American woman

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Is there any American in this forum who lives in Dubai or UAE?

I am considering moving there. My first thought about that place is that it is far too dangerous place for an American woman. But then I think, Dubai has large number of foreign workers, which can imply that the country is very tolerant and cosmopolitan place.

I was wondering, as American moving to Dubai, did you get used to the new environment quickly? Did you face any major problems?


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  • posted by  in Dubai forum 

    I just saw your post, so I don't know if you are still interested in this info. I am an American single female, living in Dubai. I have been here for three months. It is a great place for women, very safe. I walk alone at night and feel no anxiety at all.

    Of course I try to minimize my chances of being treated rudely by dressing modestly, and not being loud and vulgar. Overall I love it here. It was more difficult to find a job than I expected, but finally I was successful.

    I am renting a sublet (studio type) apartment with a shared kitchen which I found advertised in a local newspaper. My landlord is from India, and very nice. Public transport is easy and affordable, even taxis are not too expensive for a short distance. If you have any more questions let me know!

  • Hsam Hassan

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    I have been living here for about 15 years and also travelled to a lot of countries like Egypt, saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Germany, and China. Frankl speaking, Dubai is the most wonderful place to live in the whole world. Very safe, open, easy. I have a lot of western friends who are from the states and Canada who share the same opinion. Good Luck

  • Firoze Kazi

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    not really.
    there are more than 100 nationalities living here.
    living anywhere in the world needs adjustment.


  • Asim Nazir

    posted by  in Dubai forum 

    no great worries, people from all backgrounds, less but almost all. good palce to experience, no dangers what so ever...hope ull enjoy

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