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I've read most of the "sticky" posts and did not see any information about the level of crime in Dubai. I suspect that it is low but would like to hear from anyone already living there. Thanks.

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Hi There,

I've read most of the "sticky" posts and did not see any information about the level of crime in Dubai. I suspect that it is low but would like to hear from anyone already living there. Thanks.
Hi,
In general, Dubai is one of the safest countries in the world.
There is some petty crime and some more serious - but much lower than many other countries - including 1st world.
We feel very safe here - but, of course, keep our eyes open and wits about us (especially in crowded places).
Unfortunately, most crimes are committed by visitors from overseas - the authorities know this and monitor high risk countries and individuals.
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Dubai is relatively safe. even at night with my experiences.

For the time I spent there I used to let my teens go to the mall via metro alone and felt relaxed about it whereas in the states I probably wouldn't let them take public transport at this age alone.

But as always, it's best to keep cautious in any new country you live in at first.

Good luck.
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What was said above except they failed to mention the horrendous, illegal driving actions which are seen everywhere you go and which make (by most studies) the UAE's roads some of the most lethal in the world, however carefully you drive
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?...... which make (by most studies) the UAE's roads some of the most lethal in the world, however carefully you drive
Okay, I will bite. Name some of these studies.

The driving isn't perfect but I can think of four worse places without any thought at all - KSA, Qatar, anywhere in Africa, and of course Italy on a Saturday night as the bars close.

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Violent crime is extremely rare.

There has been robberies on people leaving ATMs or carrying large amounts of cash but it is generally in some of the older parts. Car breakins are rare but happen more frequently in Sharjah
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here you go for starters 2wheels:

The world's most dangerous roads - get the data | Global development | theguardian.com

yes of course driving standards are worse in a lot of places, especially in Africa (Egypt springs to mind) but the difference is the roads there are bearly upgraded goat tracks and most people drive 30-40 year old clapped out fiats with max speeds of 80kph downhill, when there's a following breeze ...

bit different here when your average local thinks nothing of driving DXB-AUH at nothing sub-200kph, whilst the average subcontinental driver is scared to drive the same road at more than 80kph as that's the most he/she'd drive at back home. The difference in speeds, lack of awareness and disregard for others are the killers here ..... and the law breakers.

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My perception is that Dubai is very safe and crime rate is very low. I have personally never been in any situation that I felt unsafe; except while driving. Having said this, there are no crime statistics published here, and papers may not report everything.

We did become victim of petty crime: Our house has been twice victim of a burglary whilst we were sleeping. Only small items where taken, so nothing serious at all. Police told us that it was likely done by teenagers and explained burglaries happen from time to time. Mostly villa's in quiet neighborhood are targeted.

But despite our burglary experience, I rate Dubai as extremely safe to live in.

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Okay, I will bite. Name some of these studies.

The driving isn't perfect but I can think of four worse places without any thought at all - KSA, Qatar, anywhere in Africa, and of course Italy on a Saturday night as the bars close.

Name a study? First Google attempt found an aging statistic published in The National, in 2009. Although aging stats, I do not think there has been a lot of improvement:

>>>>>

UN health chiefs have urged the Government to tighten motoring laws after a report that ranks the UAE's roads as among the deadliest in the world

The UAE is the worst performer in the region (37.1 per 100.000), with significantly more road deaths per head of population than Bahrain (12.1 per 100,000), Kuwait (16.9 per 100,000), Oman (21.3 per 100,000), Qatar (23.7 per 100,000), Saudi Arabia (29 per 100,000) and even Yemen (29.3 per 100,000)

Read more: UAE roads are among the most deadly: UN | The National
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Thanks for the interesting dialogue - i'm almost afraid to drive there now, and it seems I will need to, so I will adjust. Good to know crime is not a huge concern overall and relatively speaking.

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