The countdown for our move from the USA to Dubai is now less than 30 days! Here are some things we found most important during the transition. Considering a move? With Luxe Immersive Travel as your trusted guide, we'll walk you through five essential steps tailored for a middle adulthood individual with no children and an $80,000 annual income. Let's make your transition to Dubai seamless, fun, and stress-free!
Step 1: Discover Dubai's Culture and Lifestyle with Luxe Immersive Travel
Visit the UAE before your big move! Luxe Immersive Travel will introduce you to the rich culture and vibrant lifestyle of Dubai. We partner with local and black-owned business to give you the most authentic experience. Explore traditional souks, immerse yourself in Emirati traditions, and gain insights into the city's dynamic modernity. Our curated experiences will ensure you embrace the essence of Dubai before you even arrive.
We believe connecting with like-minded people make the experience even greater. When you visit, be sure to see @BlackGirlInDubai - who connects people to the black & African community, culture & 100+ businesses in the UAE!
Step 2: Secure Employment and Visa Guidance
Building a network before moving can help ease a few anxieties, like finding suitable employment. We joined Black Girl In Dubai Membership group to expand our network and connections, which has been essential to Luxe Immersive Travel and our move. The Membership allowed us to connect with people from all over the world, with varying businesses, skills, and interests.
US Citizens are not required to obtain a Visa prior to travel for tourist stays under 30 days, tourist will get a Visa on arrival at the airport. This means, you can visit the UAE for 30 days before you are required to leave the country, or change your visa status (i.e. become a resident). To extend their stay, some tourist-visa holders will make a "boarder run" which means they will drive to Saudi Arabia or Oman, get a stamp from that country, then return to the UAE for another 30-day Tourist Visa. Should you need a Visa prior to your travel to the UAE, reach out to us, and we will connect you with our partners.
Count on Luxe Immersive Travel to connect with you experts during your visit to Dubai. Our network of connections can help you find suitable employment opportunities and guide you through the visa process, ensuring a smooth transition into your new professional venture.
Step 3: Plan Your Finances and Budget
Dubai offers a wide range of lifestyle options, from affordable to luxurious. Evaluate your financial situation and create a realistic budget based on your income and desired standard of living. Consider expenses such as housing, transportation, healthcare, utilities, and leisure activities. Saving and budgeting wisely will help you maintain financial stability and enjoy your new life in Dubai.
Step 4: Find Suitable Housing and Neighborhood
Dubai offers a diverse range of neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and amenities. Research different areas based on your preferences, such as proximity to work, lifestyle preferences, and accessibility to amenities. Explore rental options that fit your budget and lifestyle, whether it's a trendy apartment in the city center or a villa in the suburbs.
Step 5: Prepare for Healthcare and Insurance
Healthcare is a crucial aspect of any relocation. Research the healthcare system in Dubai, including insurance options and providers. Ensure that you have adequate health insurance coverage that meets your needs and budget. Familiarize yourself with nearby medical facilities and doctors to address any healthcare concerns.
Moving from the United States to Dubai is an exciting adventure, and with Luxe Immersive Travel as your companion, it becomes a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our personalized guidance, cultural insights, and extensive network of connections will ensure that every step of your journey is filled with ease and comfort. We are excited to embrace the luxuries and wonders of Dubai as we start this new chapter and we wish you the same should you decide to move to Dubai. Trust Luxe Immersive Travel to make your visit before your big move an extraordinary experience. Safe travels and we can't wait to see you in Dubai!