Dubai … just easy to love
I managed to get to Dubai, although it was never on my list of destinations. I do not regret for a second that I stepped on a land that was just a simple port in a desert 40 years ago. The fact that they managed to raise virtually nothing with the help of technology, a city that competes lightly with the great metropolises of the globe, places them at the top of my preferences now.
Great infrastructure, multinationals that have easily adapted to Muslim traditions and vice versa, beautiful and competitive people. It is a perfect place for those who want to work in another country and get paid well taking advantage of the comfort offered by Dubai. Maybe it’s not comfortable in terms of climate because in the summer months it’s almost unbearable to live outdoors during the day. But hey… who wants that when it all happens inside? Colossal buildings of huge malls, office spaces with indoor parks, and absolutely everything you want are served for you without having to take too many steps to go from one end of a neighborhood to another to find a decent cofee shop or restaurant where to serve your lunch.
It is a competitive city. It is a city of challenges and it is certainly a city in continuous development that aims to become the best place on earth where you can live. Will he succeed? The way things have moved so far is sure to go in that direction.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has set up the new Supreme Committee for Urban Planning with the aim of making Dubai “the best city in the world to live in” by 2040.Dubai sets out to be world’s best city to live in by 2040
But let’s get back to the creative side. Can Dubai inspire you to stay creative or not?
Maybe for many, sitting on the 40th floor of a skyscraper is overwhelming, or maybe for some, it can be a super creative environment to drink a coffee among the fog clouds at 5 o’clock in the morning (it’s already quite hot at 9 o’clock). For me, it is definitely in my comfort zone. I only stayed here for 5 days and I can say that my energy has grown considerably in the creative field and I have laid the foundations for some pretty interesting things for the future. The city pushes you from behind to want more.
Come on! Get over it!
I think that can be a good definition of Dubai in terms of the generation of creative young people.
The multiculturalism that you can of course meet in London or New York, creates an interesting mix that at the same time poses challenges in your mind. The important thing is that Dubai makes you feel at home. There are elements specific to the Arab people everywhere, but that doesn’t make you feel like a foreigner or a simple tourist + English is spoken everywhere. One very interesting thing is that most clothing brands in the consumer segment for middle-income people such as ZARA, PULL&BEAR and other such brands make separate collections for the United Arab Emirates, and that proves that Dubai does not renounce its origins even if it has left the gates open to the West.
You can settle here quietly if you come to a position of Senior Designer because they want the best. I think Dubai has long passed the entry-level. There is no place to try here. This is the place where you have to show immediately what you are capable of because everything is moving fast and evolution is not waiting for you. You have to be prepared and impose your point of view.
If you are interested in how many opportunities you can find in terms of jobs you can do it on Indeed.com by a simple search. Some examples (from July 2022):
Amazon – UX Designer
Saatchi & Saatchi – Graphic Designer
Talabat (The best app to order food in Dubai) 0 Senior Product Designer
Top 5 reasons for you to put Dubai on your shortlist as a place to live in the future:
- A Growing Economy
- Affordable Lifestyle
- A Tax-Free haven
- A Wealth of Amenities
- Safety FirstDubai
Let me know if you like Dubai or are you planning to make a trip there.