Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?
I would think so. We haven’t really met many true Emirates, but the ones we have met, have all been very open and friendly and inviting. Like in many Middle Eastern countries, since most workers/nannies come from the Philippines or from Africa, there might be some prejudice, but I haven’t talked to anybody from these places about it yet. I don’t think they would feel it in every day living, though, since this country is such a melting pot and Emirates are much more tolerant towards people than people from other Middle Eastern countries. - Jun 2019