Frequently asked questions

The most important questions & answers compiled for you.

Frequently asked questions​


How expensive is life in Dubai?

If you want to maintain a similar standard of living in Dubai as in a.e. Europe, you will need about 3,993.42 euros (AED 17,793.51), according to auswandern-info. Although consumer prices are 8.53% lower than in Berlin, total consumer prices are almost 8% higher than in Germany due to high rents, which makes living in Dubai expensive.

What language do they speak in Dubai?

In Dubai, English is the most commonly spoken language. The large number of expatriates whose native or second language is English makes communication in Dubai easy and straightforward. In addition, all employees in the service industry in Dubai speak English, so visitors can easily order, shop and explore the city. Arabic is also spoken in addition to English.

What is life like in Dubai as a woman?

Dubai is the safest city in the world. In Dubai, contrary to what you might expect, there are few major changes for women. Shoulders and knees should be covered with appropriate clothing, but there is no obligation to wear a veil. Basically you can wear whatever you want. Harassment is also strictly punished in Dubai.

How can I live in Dubai?

If you want to live in Dubai, you need a residence visa, also known as a residence permit. There are several ways to obtain a residence permit in Dubai. Feel free to contact us.

What are the rental prices in Dubai?

Living in Dubai can be more expensive than in other cities. An apartment with one bedroom and one living room, i.e. a 2-bedroom apartment, can cost between AED 100,000 and 140,000 per year. However, Dubai performs comparatively well on the international market and is cheaper than New York.

Do you pay taxes in Dubai?

Depending on your Setup, there is no income tax in Dubai. All types of personal income are tax-free, including salaries, pensions, rental income and capital income such as dividends, interest and capital gains.

Is Dubai a dangerous city?

Dubai and the other emirates of the United Arab Emirates are among the safest countries in the world: In the international ranking of the World Economic Forum, Dubai ranks second in terms of security.

Is Dubai strictly religious?

Dubai is a city where Islam is the state religion. Religion is an important element of culture and the center of life for believers living in Dubai. Dubai is not particularly strict or conservative,
but there are certain cultural and religious customs that should be respected. Therefore, as a European, you are not really restricted.

Can I move to Dubai with my girlfriend/boyfriend without being married?

In Dubai it is permissible and legal to move in with your girlfriend or boyfriend. It is also possible for the founder of a company to issue a visa to his partner through the company. In addition, marriage is no longer required if couples want to have children. Since November 2021, unmarried expats in Dubai are officially allowed to bear children!

How long does it take to set up a company in UAE?

The incorporation process for a company in Dubai usually takes 2 to 4 weeks. You do not need to be on site for the incorporation itself.

The easiest way setting up your company in Dubai

1. Fill out the questionaire

2. Free Consultation

3. Establish company in Dubai

4. Open your Bankaccount

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