I just joined this forum today and was hoping to pick the brain of more experienced Dubai residents out there about how things work in the UAE, and what you should and should not do.
I'm relocating from London to Dubai at the end of the month and one of the many things that's been pointed out to me by people I mention this to is that, as a western woman, it's quite 'brave' to go to make such a move.
What do people who are already living there think of that, any thoughts or advice? I'm under the impression that Dubai is relatively liberal and western friendly, while not being Europe or America of course, but how different is it?
How do people dress in Dubai, for example. I know you don't have to cover up, but would I be able to bring my skinny jeans and wear them for example? Or ar people exaggerating when they say it's 'brave to go'..?
Any thoughts or tips on what it's like, and how you can and cannot dress, would be appreciated!