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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars

on 5 March 2012
In simple, easy steps, Anne O'Connell helps you navigate through what appear to be the many daunting tasks required to set up base in Dubai. Written in a chatty, informal style, the book helps to clarify the many frustrating or confusing rules and regulations that pertain to this city, whether it's renting a house or getting your work visa to hiring a maid or even getting your pet over to live with you. Especially handy is the "Five-Step Recap" which comes at the end of each chapter. This book is indispensable if you are contemplating a move to Dubai, or if you've recently moved to this emirate.
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on 14 March 2012
Meet Dubai. Or in resident expert Anne O'Connell's words, a city which is "wall-to-wall hyperbole". A native Canadian who had previously relocated to Florida, O'Connell paints a vivid picture of her latest home. "Think New York meets Las Vegas on steroids" urges a writer whose imagination is often allowed to run riot. Captivating in its colourful prose, the book is also an essential handbook for those planning a new life in the UAE. O'Connell offers case studies aplenty from fellow expats she's met during her attempts to settle in Dubai. Well-researched, this is a book that will allow you to relax and save you all the effort of finding these nuggets of information yourself.Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home
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on 21 August 2013
Upping sticks and moving to a foreign field can be exhilarating and intimidating, life-enhancing and arduous. A formidable maze of customs, culture, etiquette and language, both spoken and unspoken, can make the transition a choppy experience. If Dubai is where you're at, this book is the definitive guide for both rookie and old hand, packed to the rafters with amusing anecdotes and sound advice.

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on 21 March 2012
@home in Dubai is exactly what one needs when relocating to a new city - it's up-to-date, aligned to today's needs, loaded with call-outs so you read only that which you need, is 'down and dirty' giving the reality of Dubai and hence is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! If this guide had been around when I ventured to Dubai, my road may have had less bumps along the way! @home in Dubai - as wholesome as its author!

Debbie Nicol
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on 11 April 2012
What a find! Having visited Dubai a few years ago, I was looking forward to going back. I had encountered some problems and wanted a smoother experience.I was planning an extended visit.
I found the information precise and concise and it answered all my questions and more.
Thanks to this book, I have now an updated and handy guide, Michele
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