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Living Alone in a Foreign City: How to Make the Most of Your Time in the UAE

Leaving behind your friends and family and moving to a new city is daunting. It’s even more difficult if you move to a different part of the world altogether, separated from your loved ones by thousands of miles.

Just because you’ve moved away on your own doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time! Here’s how to make the most of your stay in Dubai.

Embrace the New Culture

A foreign city brings with it a new culture unbeknownst to you. Whether you’ve moved to the Emirates for higher studies, a new job, or to live a relaxing retired life, you can’t do that without fully embracing the new customs and traditions. After all, this is why you relocated, right; to try new things and pursue new dreams? This is your chance to take in the new culture and lifestyle and embrace it rather than stick to your old ways.

The sooner you do this, the easier it’ll be for you to feel at home in the new city. Learn about local customs, look for festivals and events happening in your area, familiarize yourself with your new surroundings to be able to fully adapt to them. Adopting something as simple as the local way of greeting or cooking and eating traditional dishes can help you adjust. It all may seem a little strange initially, but you’ll get used to it. Give it a chance!

Visit the Hottest Local Attractions

Yes, Burj Khalifa and Ski Dubai may be the top two tourist attractions in Dubai, but you’re no tourist! You’ve relocated to the city and will be extending your stay for more than just a couple of weeks. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t visit the aforementioned sites, but while you’re at it, also check out the local hotspots.

After all, residents don’t spend their days sightseeing the city or visiting the tallest building in the world every chance they get. Instead, they have their own local spots that they frequent and hang out at.

Find out what are some of the most popular places in your area. Eateries, cafes, libraries, entertainment centers, shopping malls; everything counts. You can even research these places before you relocate so that you know exactly where to go in order to get a load of the local lifestyle.

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Make Friends

Finally, get out of your comfort zone and make a conscious effort to make new friends in the new city. You may have left your loved ones behind, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stay alone the whole time you’re in Dubai! In fact, meeting new people, socializing with them, and making new friends should be a priority.

It’s not going to be as easy as it was in your old neighborhood, but you’ll get there. You can even look up events and activities that cater to your interests and meet like-minded individuals there.

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