Top Reasons to Move to UAE

Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Top Reasons to Move to UAE

UAE has been voted in the top 10 best countries for expats for two consecutive years in the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey. The Economist reported that expats actually make up 90% of the UAE’s population! In this blog Send My Bag have included the top reasons why UAE is a prime destination for expats.

Career Progression

Career progression is why many expats make the move to UAE, especially millennials. Gulf Business reported that up to 62% of millennial expats said career progression is their top reason for relocating to UAE. A 2019 study by careers site and market research agency YouGov found that the most popular career sectors for graduates are advertising, marketing and PR, banking and finance, and engineering. Technology and legal are also very popular industries in UAE.

High-paying Salary

The UAE is one of the top countries where expats can earn more money! Quartz reported that UAE is in the top ten countries with the highest average salary for expats under 35. In the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, UAE topped the ranking for having the best income for expats and the highest amount of disposable income. In UAE your salary is totally tax-free!


UAE have a Minister of State for Happiness and Quality of Life. The Minister recently launched a national wellbeing strategy, set to be implemented over the next 10 years for enhancing well-being in UAE’s public and private sectors, and across national and regional communities. The goal of this strategy is to encourage healthy lifestyles, focus on mental health, and improve education, work, and culture in UAE. Quality of life was one of the factors that UAE was ranked highly for in the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey.


UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi was ranked as the safest city in the world by global database Numbeo. In the 2019 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, up to 83% of expats said that they feel more safe and secure in UAE than in their home country.

City and Beaches

In Dubai and Abu Dhabi there are endless skyscrapers, lavish designs, and massive shopping malls, giving you that big city feel! There are also stunning beaches and, with UAE’s warm and sunny climate, you can also take daily trips to the beach – the best of both worlds!

Moving to the UAE could ultimately lead you to having a better quality of life, as proven by past and present expats that have made the move.

Send My Bag can help with your relocation to UAE, as our door-to-door luggage delivery service is easy and efficient. You can send your luggage ahead with us and be off on your way to start a better life in UAE!

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