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Old 6th September 2019, 08:28 AM
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Hi everyone, lately me & my girlfriend soon to be wife have been considering moving from the US & starting a new life in Dubai. We’re both prior military & were debating finishing college there (physical therapy & business). I was just hoping to hear some things you wished you knew or had done before your move. Things such as the following:
Buying or renting a house/apartment
Acquiring a visa to live there
Job options & how to find one
Health insurance
Cars/transportation
Cost of living
Daily life
College

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Old 6th September 2019, 01:58 PM
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You cannot just move here to finish your education - you need a job to live here.

Foreigners in education are generally living with their parents or working and doing college part time in the evenings.

You cannot just 'decide to live here' any more than people can do the same in the USA.

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Hi everyone, lately me & my girlfriend soon to be wife have been considering moving from the US & starting a new life in Dubai. Were both prior military & were debating finishing college there (physical therapy & business). I was just hoping to hear some things you wished you knew or had done before your move. Things such as the following:
Buying or renting a house/apartment
Acquiring a visa to live there
Job options & how to find one
Health insurance
Cars/transportation
Cost of living
Daily life
College
As has been said you cant simply decide to move here .... that said much of your list is very well covered in many threads and will answer your questions.

If you have specific (and realistic) questions come back and Im sure youll get help.

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Hi everyone, lately me & my girlfriend soon to be wife have been considering moving from the US & starting a new life in Dubai. Were both prior military & were debating finishing college there (physical therapy & business). I was just hoping to hear some things you wished you knew or had done before your move. Things such as the following:
Buying or renting a house/apartment
Acquiring a visa to live there
Job options & how to find one
Health insurance
Cars/transportation
Cost of living
Daily life
College
I will add that cost of living is very high if living to a standard you are used to in the US, this is not a country to come to as you try to figure out life. Unless you are a lottery winner.
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