Thanks for the info folks...it most likely will a temporary move, mostly to explore career options. Did think about all the other related changes but the whole thing is conditional upon job / job offer.
Its a triple whammy obviously, -- career change (new employer, people, politics) plus climate change and then lifestyle change (circle, kids school, even just plain hangin out) with the dos and dont's of a foreign country etc.
But the press has been full of hype about Dubai Inc. The DP World deal, the FZ and brand spanking new tech complexes, the hotel and housing constructions, ... its hard not to get sucked in... y'know.
Hey, even Dick Cheney's company halliburton moved to Dubai last year so what am I waiting for???