Dubai: The World’s Premier Expat Family Destination

Dubai: The World’s Premier Expat Family Destination

You’ve probably already become enchanted with all that Dubai has to offer. But to make your expat dreams come true, you may also have to convince your family what this fantastic destination has to offer. You have already boasted about how Dubai is tax-free, that the weather is rather incredible, and that it’s got some of the best malls, sports facilities and events in the world. But if this hasn’t done the job on its own, consider interjecting the following reasons to make your case for why Dubai is the ideal expat family destination.

You can move up the corporate ladder quickly

Nothing worth having comes easy, but hard work and determination really pays off for professionals in Dubai. Many large corporate offices in this emirate are younger than in other global hotspots such as London and New York; because of this attribute, your talent is likely to be spotted quickly and rewarded. New opportunities come up frequently as Dubai grows, and your employers let you grow with them.

An education system to suit all ages

Education plays a huge role in how parents plan for their future. Fortunately, Dubai has much to offer in this realm. Schools in Dubai cater for a wide range of international curricula, including the Indian CBSE system, as well as the British and American systems. Dubai also boasts many universities, including sister universities to foreign accredited names including The American University in Dubai and The Middlesex University in Dubai.

A foodie’s paradise

The food scene in Dubai is absolutely amazing. With over 7,000 restaurants- of which more than ten boast a Michelin starred chef- Dubai provides excellent culinary options to suit all budgets. Dubai is fast becoming one of the food hotspots of the world.


One extravagant addition to the food experience locally is the Deira Fish Market: The $68-million project is located opposite Dubai Hospital in Al Hamriya, and it will meet the requirements of the community as a fish and vegetable market. The two-story facility will include 150 fruit and vegetable stands, 63 shops for spices, more than 70 meat outlets, and over 770 kiosks!

Attractions for the whole family

Keeping the kiddos entertained will be a breeze with the plentitude of options that are available. Family excursions can include:

  • ­Motiongate Dubai
  • Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk. The $41-million waterfront attraction will run the full 11-kilometre length of Palm Jumeirah’s crescent. The boardwalk  features glass-encased cafes and restaurants with views of The Palm, Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline.
  • Legoland Dubai
  • LEGOLAND Hotel

  • Dubai Safari.  Constructed opposite Dragon Mart,this attraction will host more than a 1,000 animals on the 119 hectare plot. Dubai Safari boasts high-end facilities for both the animals and the visitor. It will consist of a Safari village, Arabian Village, Asian Village and African Village, Butterfly Park, botanical garden, a resort, along with educational and veterinary facilities.
  • Bollywood Parks Dubai.
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure. Covering an area exceeding 1.5 million square feet, it is the world’s largest indoor theme park. IMG Worlds of Adventure will comprise of four zones: Cartoon Network, Marvel, IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure.  It also includes 25 retail and 28 food and beverage outlets, as well as a 12-screen Novo Cinemas.
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure - 2

  • Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre. The $11-million observatory centre is built at Mushrif Park in Mirdif. It features a space museum, gallery, a theatre and a one-metre telescope. The centre also possesses a lecture theatre and scientific academy to hosts students from schools and universities.

With all that Dubai has to offer, it’s no surprise that it has become a global hub for expatriates. Will your family join their ranks?

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