US Nursing: Dubai

Nurses will discover that Dubai differs from other countries in the Middle East. A nurse will find it refreshingly tolerant of foreign customs and lifestyles. The rulers of this delightful emirate have employed an intelligent long term view with the objective of becoming an international world centre for many other things than just oil production.

A nurse should be happy in a hot climate as the heat of the desert never exactly turns off and any social activities are best enjoyed in air conditioned comfort.

The high, normally tax free salaries, are well catered for with regard to nightlife, restaurants, hotels and outdoor pursuits. You can even go indoor snowboarding. The strict laws with regard to alcohol mean that nightlife drinking often centres on hotel bars. Nonetheless a nurse will uncover some centres for nightlife outside the slightly antiseptic international hotel environment. Examples include The Irish Village which is nextdoor to the Aviation Club. Also the Kasbah Royal Mirage Hotel has become popular with locals and expats over the past years.

A nurse who enjoys shopping will find the city centre quite exciting, with selections of malls, souks and specialist stores. Authentic Bedouin paraphernalia, Persian-style carpets and textiles abound at the local markets, while brand names and electronic goods can be scooped up for relatively cheaper than elsewhere in the world.

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