Why Dubai is a great place to raise a family | Propertyfinder Prestige Magazine
“There is no better place for your kids to grow and become global citizens; they will see change all the time in the world around them”
From cutting-edge education and world class healthcare to a reputation as one of the safest cities in the world, Dubai offers children something extra – inspiration – says Dounia Fadi, COO at Berkshire Hathaway
It can be said that life’s greatest gift is family. Spending quality time with loved ones, making memories is the greatest wealth one can possess.
Dubai is a city that has grown around a family-centric philosophy, building its structure on the idea of making life as close to perfect as possible for the average household. In fact, the UAE was recently ranked ninth on the list of the world’s top 10 countries to live and work for expatriates according to HSBC’s Expat 2019 Global Report. Being a great place to raise children, financial security and career progression were cited as the biggest positives by expats residing in the region.
As a parent myself, I can attest that electing to raise your kids in Dubai is one of the most amazing decisions you can make. The vision of the emirate’s leadership has created a place where your soul and mind are nurtured irrespective of your age, gender, ethnicity or faith. A city that offers harmony, a deep connection to one’s community, and a healthy mix of cultures.
From the desert oasis to a world class city, Dubai’s journey has been nothing less than fantastic.
It is also home to some of the finest education institutions with the best curriculums from across the globe; cutting edge schooling is available everywhere in Dubai. As an extension of this, prime extra-curricular activities and sporting are also available.
There is no better place for your kids to grow and become global citizens; they will witness change all the time in the world around them as Dubai continues to develop at a rapid pace – a smart city coming to life. From environment friendly initiatives to clean green energy goals, this is where the future of smart cities is being scripted.
Children are introduced to robotics, coding and AI at schools and through various clubs and out of school activities. They have access to the finest beaches, playgrounds, and sporting facilities – all this in what is unquestionably one of the safest cities on the planet.
But the story doesn’t end with your children. It begins there and extends through the bloodline to elders. Dubai also offers some of the finest international healthcare facilities in the world, ensuring that the health and wellbeing of your entire family unit is well taken care of.
World class hospitality is available without needing to travel anywhere, with the most exclusive and luxurious hotels and resorts. Culinary delicacies of the world can be experienced from the comfort of your dining room using the fastest growing online food delivery platforms of the region. From world class golf courses, to international horse racing, extreme sports to Olympic grade sports facilities – it’s all here in Dubai.
Consistently ranked amongst the safest cities in the world, underpinned by vigilant law enforcement, policies and security initiatives, Dubai also has one of the world’s lowest crime rates.
On top of this, it is a leading global business and connectivity hub, and ease of doing business is high. The recent acquisition of Careem by Uber and Souq.com by Amazon, both homegrown unicorns from Dubai, shows the influence of startups in the region and the ability to garner the attention of global giants and compete on an international scale.
When buying a home or investing in Dubai, you are simultaneously investing into all the factors mentioned above. Your square footage is not limited to the walls of your property, it is infinite.
Dubai teaches you to dream beyond the ordinary, showing by example that they can be realized – from the Burj Khalifa, to Emirates, one of the finest airlines of the world.
What better place to raise your children than Dubai, a home for the citizen of the world, and a home for the future.