Moving to United Arab Emirates

Reasons why people move to United Arab Emirates

Here are the top 3 reasons why people move to United Arab Emirates.

  1. Tax-free country:
    One of the biggest incentives to move to the UAE is because there is zero tax on income. In 2019, the United Arab Emirates initiated some new taxes related to goods and services. However, this tax is only about 5% which is the lowest percentage in the world.
  2. Quality of living:
    The biggest cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, remain top destinations when people move to the UAE. And the reason is mostly because these cities offer a high quality of living and living standards have increased considerably in recent years.
  3. Career opportunities:
    Many international companies have set up their Middle East headquarters in the UAE, offering great career opportunities to expat employees. A recent report has found that almost 70% of the UAE’s adult population have great jobs with high career progression.




Other reasons why people move to UAE:

  • Sunny weather
  • Lifestyle
  • Location
  • Cultural experiences
  • Great education, health and transportation
  • Food and happiness (there is a Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing)

Most of the people moving to UAE come from (top 5 countries):

  1. Singapore
  2. New Zeeland
  3. Germany
  4. Canada
  5. Bahrain

Top 5 cities of United Arab Emirates based on population:

1Dubay City2,976,455
2Abu Dhabi City1,807,000
3Sharjah City1,274,749
4Al Ain766,936
5Ajman City226,172