An Expat Travel Guide to Dubai for Expats and Tourists
Dubai is a city that appeals to the imagination of many. Impressive dunes, stoic camels, majestic skyscrapers and high-rises line the tourist guides and chaperon you through this imposing city.
One of the first things I did when finding out we were moving to Dubai was buy a travel guide. In an age where information travels at light-speed, I found that these travel guides, although accurate in some places, was unable to give me the same kind of pointers colleagues of other expats could.
In this Dubai Travel Guide for Expats and Tourists I will bring together valuable information needed when navigating to and through Dubai and I will provide you with honest reviews of local restaurants, cafes or attractions.
This guide will grow organically as I discover more of Dubai and as I am able to share more valuable information.
The Entertainer Dubai
Food in Dubai
Trader Vic's Sheikh Zayed Road
Even though we ended up at Trader Vic's by accident, it definately is one of my favourite restaurants ever! Such great food, amazing atmosphere and delicious cocktails! Absolutely loved the experience and will definately returning. Great spot for the lovers of fine dining and pan-asian food!
Tike Turkish Restaurant at Sahara Centre
My husband and I visited Tike in our first or second week in Dubai. We loved the food and I actually learned myself how to cook bulgur because my husband loved the bulgur at Tike so much. Great food and friendly staff! 4/5
Brunch Review: The warehouse Le Meridien Dubai
I went to my very first Dubai Brunch in The Warehouse. Great food and really nice cocktails. I am sure they even have Belgian beer! Wold love to go again. Great Brunch for party animals. 4/5
My Dubai Bucket List
Before I arrived in Dubai I made a bucket list of all the attractions I wanted to see and things I definitely wanted to do. Dubai has a lot of attractions and museums and it is easy to miss hidden gems in this bustling city. This is my bucket list for Dubai – feel free to take some inspiration!
Dubai for Expats
How to move to Dubai from the United Kingdom
Moving from the United Kingdom to Dubai or any other emirate in the UAE can be incredibly exciting. However, there is a lot of paperwork you need to fill out and get attested. In this article, I give some tips and tricks on what you need to do and think of before you move to the UAE.
4 Tips on packing your suitcase when moving abroad
When moving to the other side of the world, you won’t have the luxury of being able to fill a car up with your stuff and drive. When I moved to Dubai I had to give or throw away most of my stuff. In this blog post, I explain how to pack your suitcase with your essential belongings when moving abroad.
How to choose a phone contract in Dubai
One of the first things you will want to get in order is your phone contract. In order to buy and receive a sim you need your passport. For a contract you will also need your Emirates ID. Here is an overview of Du and Etisalat, the two biggest providers in the UAE.
Dubai for Teachers
How to get a job as an international school teacher in Dubai
A high number of British and American expats are teachers. In this article, I explain what you will need to do before you can become an international teacher, and what the easiest and fastest way is to start teaching abroad.
International Teacher Accommodation: What to expect?
International teachers often have accommodation included in their contract and package. But what can you expect from this accommodation and should I rent an apartment or studio myself?