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    Salaamu Alaykum

    Yep I imagine the very title fo the thread may be a turnoff for a discussion... (No offence to any emiratees or emirate residents/citizens). Its just I recently visited UAE, went to Dubai with friends and then to Abu Dhabi to see family.

    Man it was different, so many more masaajid which you can just stop at and pray, on the street, in the shopping malls and even at the wild wadi theme park!

    Whilst in Abu Dhabi I spoke to my uncle, and he was telling me that because I'm a British citizen I can be afforded loads of perks here and there if I worked in the UAE, such as discounted islamic mortgages and cars, discounted private schools, free healthcare, etc...

    What gets me wondering is not only me thinking "wow... Should I try develop a career/life over there Insha'allah rather than here in London UK?"

    Although a more important question I want to ask is... Why is it that just because someone has a certain passport that they may 'automatically' (as my uncle liked to put it) be afforded certain rights over those who didn't have the same nationality?

    Tbh this is more of an advice thread as well as a discussion thread... I've only seen two of the emirates. I'd love to go live in Iraq but that won't be happening anytime soon. I just want a majority Muslim area, where, Insha'allah my future kids can be raised without having to see or deal with the things I had to over here in London... (Even though I'll admit leaving London would be incredibly hard to do)....

    Any advice you guys can give on other emirates? Such as Sharjah or Fujairah? Or even other countries such as Qatar or Buhraine?

    Thanks for your inputs

    JZK

    Salaam

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    bahrains becoming more and more western!!! all dem dubai'ans go there for the weekend for a P**s up!

    i've heard Ajman is very nice.. same distance as dubai-sharjah...

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    • #3
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      indeed... I guess taking that into consideration one would wonder what the difference even is to begin with if the land is becoming more western and alcohol and free mixing are more allowed etc etc...

      Any other advice? Preferably from someone living in the UAE?

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        Its because the education you have not the passport. They want more English and American people so they can learn more mostly for the language. Yes they do pay them a lot and its kinda not fair for the others but hey we have to pay for our eduction and we have to adapt to a new country so i see their point.

        Bahrain is awesome. Its a Muslim country so thats good. Yes they are not like saudi but they a little but religious. Its very clean and nice over there. Its veryyy tinnnny :p
        Surat Al-An'am verse 26: Of them there are some who (pretend to) listen to thee; but We have thrown veils on their hearts, so they understand it not, and deafness in their ears; if they saw every one of the Signs, they will not believe in them; in so much that when they come to thee; they (but) dispute with thee; the Unbelievers say: "These are nothing but tales of the ancients."

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          Originally posted by Guvna View Post
          bahrains becoming more and more western!!! all dem dubai'ans go there for the weekend for a P**s up!

          i've heard Ajman is very nice.. same distance as dubai-sharjah...
          Ajman is further than sharjah from dubai, but not by too much. I stayed in Ajman for a bit last year, and although its nice, I found it a little too traditional (unless u go to the main mall), it was very sandy/dusty, which is not the case in dubai/sharjah, and the sand got sooooo annoying.

          Out of the three places that I visited, dubai/sharjah and ajman, I loved sharjah the most because it was kinda in the middle between the uber moderness of dubai and the opposite (ajman).

          The uae has become highly commercialised, most people that I interacted with seemed in awe of the fact that I had "come from the west", which made me feel a little uncomfortable at first. Although I loved the place, the western obsession would probably discourage me from living there. But if I ever did decide to go there, Id probably end up only interacting with ex-pats, as I did on my hol.

          There are a lot of job opportunities there, and someone from the west would have the potential of living a verrrry comfortable life. Especially if you still have some sort of income over here as the pound is soooo much stronger than the dirham. But even without this, like you said, someone taking their skills over there, would be entitled to numerous perks. I know several people that have decided to move over there for work, and have been given accommodation, company cars, health insurance...etc.

          But yeah, on the whole I think I may recommend living there, because although its commercialised, nothing beats being able to pray whereever u go, and not having to pre-plan every excursion.

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            Man it was different, so many more masaajid which you can just stop at and pray, on the street, in the shopping malls and even at the wild wadi theme park!
            You had me at that. I want to go now :(
            وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ
            "And when My servants ask you (O Muhammad concerning Me, then answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright."
            Surah al-Baqarah ayah 186
            [2:186]

            .:.
            .:. Perfer et Obdura : Dolor Hic Tibi Proderit Olim .:.
            Be patient and strong : someday this pain will be useful to you

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              :start:

              :wswrwb:

              Abu Dhabi all the way!!!!!!!!!!!

              As for Sharjah, it is known to be the most Islamic Emirate in UAE. Moreover, you can get easy jobs there plus everything there is much cheaper than AD and Dubai, i.e. rents, food stuff & etc...
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                Although UAE is more commercialised, its easlier for us westerners to adapt and live there, rather than somewhere like Pakistan or India.

                I live the fact that you can wear what you want (to a certain extent) and not get stared at e.g Islamic clothing. Every shopping mall has a masjid so you can shop and then go and pray.

                Its cleaner than the UK; stricter laws etc and safe for childre.

                Downside is its too hot. lol

                But if I had a choice to emigrate, UAE would be my first choice over any other place.


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                  Downside is its too hot. lol
                  Thats an understatement.....i thought i was gna melt when I went there. No wonder so many of them come over here in the summer.

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                    Its hot but not unbearably hot, when I was there last week it was 35-40, it really isn't the heat but the humidity that gets to you, but so long as you're indoors most of the time with sufficient air conditioning you should be good...

                    Yallah I'll see what happens, I'd rather work in London since I was born and raised here and am much more used to it... Allahu Aalim.

                    There's also Qatar, Kuwait or Bahraine I guess... Time will tell.

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                      :start:

                      :salams

                      It can get to late 50s as well in July/August and that is fun!!
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                        July/August, eeek! the memories alone are making me sweat. :D

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                        • #13
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                          Bahrain- not good. Tiny and bleck...

                          Qatar- eh...so and so...a bit of a Dubai-wannabe.

                          UAE-
                          Dubai- the Las Vegas of Arabia
                          Abu Dhabi- much, much better.
                          Sharjah- the best of the lot.

                          Saudi trumps all though...but I'd avoid Jeddah as much as possible and stick with the smaller cities.
                          "The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance of things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived notions, opinion, and by prejudice." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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                            Oh and as for the nationality bias...welcome to the Middle East!

                            It's not because of your degree, not because of your expertise, but because of that passport that you'll get ahead.

                            Ranking-
                            American/British/Canadian/Aussie.
                            European
                            G.C.C member
                            Chinese/Japanese/S.Korean
                            Jordanian
                            Lebanese/Syrian
                            Egyptian/Palestinian
                            Morocco/Algeria/Tunisia
                            Sudanese
                            Other North African nations
                            Pakistan/India
                            the rest of Asia
                            the rest of Africa
                            "The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance of things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived notions, opinion, and by prejudice." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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                              Originally posted by mizfissy815 View Post
                              Oh and as for the nationality bias...welcome to the Middle East!

                              It's not because of your degree, not because of your expertise, but because of that passport that you'll get ahead.

                              Ranking-
                              American/British/Canadian/Aussie.
                              European
                              G.C.C member
                              Chinese/Japanese/S.Korean
                              Jordanian
                              Lebanese/Syrian
                              Egyptian/Palestinian
                              Morocco/Algeria/Tunisia
                              Sudanese
                              Other North African nations
                              Pakistan/India
                              the rest of Asia
                              the rest of Africa

                              lol, thanks that was very useful!

                              How come I should steer clear of jeddah? Is it a bit of a mischief city?

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