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Welcome to Life in the UAE

Get all the information you need to make your stay in the UAE feel right at home

 The helping hand
you need

Moving to the UAE? or already enjoying life in the UAE?

Here’s all the information you need to make your stay in the UAE feel right at home.

I’m moving to the UAE

  • Checklist

    Looking forward to your new life in the UAE? Follow the checklists to becoming a legal resident in the UAE and you will feel right at home in no time at all.

    • Get your birth, education and marriage certificates notarised and attested.
    • Speak to your pension company to see if moving to the UAE affects your pension plan.
    • Start researching neighbourhoods and areas to live in the UAE.
    • Inform entities such as your bank of your change of address.
    See all Checklists
    • Visas, Documents & Certificates

      There's a checklist of documents you need to live in the UAE, including your residence visa and Resident ID, which need to be renewed regularly for as long as you live here. Everyone entering the UAE needs a visit visa.

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    • Accommodation

      Apart from securing your new job, getting your accommodation satisfactorily sorted out is probably the most crucial factor in making your move to the UAE a success.

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I'm living in the UAE

Getting around

There are some good public transport options across the UAE but most people travel by car, whether that’s driving themselves or using the generally excellent and inexpensive taxi service.

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Getting around
Shopping
Shopping

Shopping plays a big role in everyday life in this part of the world, whether you're looking for top designers, high-street stores, souks or supermarkets.

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Finance & Banking

Wherever in the world you live, chances are that you require a trusted banking partner to help you.

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Finance & Banking

Featured tips

Khaled

Avoid long queues at airport immigration control by getting eGate facility in your Resident ID

Nita

Make lots of photocopies of your passport, Emirates ID and visa to keep on hand.

Madhu

If someone tells you your request is not possible, ask again. And again.

Marie

Never pay full price. There are vouchers galore in magazines, on websites, with your ADCB Touchpoints, loyalty cards and many more places.

Upcoming events

01
May
2017
Lifestyle
WEDDEX
Al Ain Convention Centre Al AinFree

Al Ain 11th Wedding Show, an exhibition to show, exhibit, display all products related to weddings. All under one single roof.

15
May
2017
Live Entertainment
Mary Poppins, the Musical
Dubai Opera, Downtown DubaiAed 300 to 4800

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh present the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins.

18
May
2017
Family
Abu Dhabi Summer Fair
ADNEC Abu dhabiFree

Abu Dhabi Summer Fair will start on May 6, and continue until the 20th of the same month.

24
May
2017
Sports
Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters 2017
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium DubaiAED 150 onwards

The World’s best dart players return for the Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters 2017 for the fifth time