8 Unbelievable Reasons Why I Moved to Dubai as an African American
The Golden Mirage: 8 Unbelievable Reasons Why I Moved to Dubai as an African American
From the electric blues of the Pacific to the calming beige of the Arabian Desert, my journey as an African American living in Dubai has been nothing short of a revelation. Each day, I wake up in awe of the life I've built here, in a place that's a world away from home yet feels unmistakably like it. My love affair with Dubai began with a visit in 2017, and ever since, this dazzling city has held me in its golden grip.
"You Are Crazy...." is what they told me when I said I was moving to Dubai!
Here are the eight extraordinary reasons why I took the plunge, bought property in 2021, and made Dubai my home.
Incomparable Wealth Generation
The first reason, unarguably, is the staggering financial prosperity Dubai offers. The returns I make on my Dubai property far surpass any I've seen in the US. Investing here has been an eye-opening experience, opening floodgates to wealth I never thought possible. It's a potent game changer!
Yes, you read it right. ZERO taxes! There's no income tax, no capital gains tax, and no property tax in the UAE. The earnings from my property are completely mine - an unheard-of benefit that has significantly bolstered my financial health.
Dubai is a cosmopolitan melting pot of over 200 nationalities, and as an African American, I felt welcomed from day one. The city thrives on global connections, and I've met people from all corners of the world, each interaction enriching my perspective and understanding.
Safety & Stability
Dubai is one of the safest cities globally, with an extremely low crime rate. I can walk the streets at any hour without fear, something that, sadly, isn't always possible back home. The political stability and strict enforcement of laws make it an ideal place to live and invest.
Outstanding Quality of Life
From world-class healthcare to top-tier educational institutions, Dubai offers an exceptional lifestyle. The city teems with recreational options – pristine beaches, grand shopping malls, gourmet restaurants, and iconic landmarks. Plus, the public infrastructure here is second to none.
Embrace of Innovation and Future
Dubai is a city that not just embraces the future, but actively shapes it. It's the city of flying taxis, blockchain-powered government systems, and ambitious sustainability goals. Living here means being at the cutting edge of global innovation.
Cultural Respect and Tolerance
The UAE is celebrated for its tolerance and respect for all cultures, religions, and races. As a Black individual, I've found a refreshing lack of racial bias here. In Dubai, merit speaks louder than skin color - an attribute that's very empowering.
Ease of Business & Ownership
Setting up a business in Dubai is straightforward and hassle-free, with laws now allowing 100% foreign ownership. For me, this has opened up new avenues for growth and prosperity, taking my financial independence to new heights.
"it's about opportunities, equality, and growth."
In retrospect, moving to Dubai has been the best decision of my life. I'm living a life of prosperity, safety, and respect that I could only dream of back in the States. Today, I live in a home that has an elevator, overlooks beautiful pool, and my backyard is a city that is boldly racing towards the future.
Dubai is an oasis of opportunity in the desert, a place where dreams find their wings. It has transformed my life and given me a fresh perspective on what a Black person can achieve in a city that judges you by your ambition, not by your color. If my journey can inspire even a single person to break free from their shackles and dare to dream, I will consider my mission accomplished.
This city isn't just about the shimmering skyline and extravagant lifestyle, it's about opportunities, equality, and growth. Every day here presents a chance to learn something new, to meet someone different, to challenge your preconceptions, and to push your limits.
To those back in America, contemplating if life could be different, the answer is a resounding yes! Dubai is not just a city, it's an experience, a journey, an adventure that begins the moment you step off the plane. It's a place where dreams take flight, where tomorrow is today, and where every sunrise brings a promise of prosperity and progress.
Living in Dubai has taught me that life is not about the color of your skin but about the strength of your dreams, the size of your ambition, and your willingness to embrace the new and unfamiliar. As an Black African American, I have found more than a home here; I have found a place that truly values who I am, what I bring, and rewards me in ways that exceed financial gain.
It is here, amid the golden sands and azure waters, that I have found my sanctuary. A place where the American Dream is supersized, where opportunities are as vast as the Arabian Desert and as diverse as the city's skyline. So, to my fellow Americans, I say this: don't just dream of success, chase it. Don't be confined by borders; your ambition deserves a global stage. I invite you to step out of your comfort zone, to experience the extraordinary lifestyle in other places in the world not just in Dubai. It could be Bali for you, or Greece for others ... but there is a place outside of America waiting on you.
And remember, if I could do it, so can you. Dare to dream. Dare to leap.
(Black in Dubai)