Thursday, 20 November 2008

The villa

This is where I stayed in Dubai. My friend has a nice cosy villa in Uptown Mirdiff, Dubai. As property prices are on the rise everywhere, especially those in the city, my friend preferred this quiet neighbourhood, about 30 minute drive from the city.

Dubai is a Muslim country and is basically a very safe place to live in. Crime is low, as I heard there is heavy punishment for say, for eg. theft. It is very safe to walk about at night. Dubai is extremely cosmopolitan with expats from almost every country living here. Emiratis only make up 20% of the population. The rest are predominately unskilled workers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia and other poor nations. A smaller number of expats come from America, Canada, Europe (mostly Britain), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, South Korea and China.

1 comment:

  1. just a tot..maybe you'll like to take pictures of the food ?

    surely there's more to middle eastern food than yogurts and kebabs right ?


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