Dubai offers one of the most favorable personal and commercial environments in the industrialized world. With excellent communications, booming economy, western lifestyle, fully convertible currency, stable exchange rate and minimal tax regime this emirate has rapidly become an attractive proposition for professionals, families and organisations alike. Dubai is one of the most relaxed places to live in the Gulf region as it has a more secure and tolerant regime than any other location in the area.
Women are treated equally and have an equal status to men with none of the restrictions on dress and conduct that would apply in say Saudi Arabia. The author of this fact sheet spent 12 months working in Dubai & Abu Dhabi and found the whole experience extremely enjoyable. The climate for 9 months of the year is fantastic - very hot in summer though!
Dubai has a great deal to offer in terms of leisure activities including world class sporting facilities for golf, tennis, squash, sailing, rugby and many others. Restaurants, hotels and night spots are plentiful, diverse and always spectacularly opulent. The quality of the leisure facilities are among the best in the world and hence have encouraged considerable tourism to the region.
They call Dubai the Hong Kong of the Middle East - a fair comparison.