What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
Lots of special advantages to being in Dubai. World class airport with direct flights to almost anywhere in the world. Easy for family and friends to visit due to the prevalence of direct flights to Dubai. Great nightlife, lots of cafes, restaurants. Incredible mall with lots of movie theaters/shops. Great Indian/Asian food. Very nice beach. A truly international city with a mix of expats from all over the world. A mix of old (spice, gold, textile souk) and new (Burj Khalifa, Burj al-Arab.) The Dubai opera house just opened and you can see all sorts of shows/concerts there. The Bastakiya (Al-Fahidi historic district) neighborhood has art galleries and some lovely architecture. Seeing the Dubai fountain show at the foot of the Burj Khalifa - Dec 2016
Dubai has one of the world's largest and busiest airport. There are direct flights to pretty much anyone you would like to go. Cheap flights on FlyDubai. The weather is beautiful 7 months out of the year and there are lovely beaches in Dubai and within a few hours' drive time. Desert camping, yacht parties, active pub culture, vibrant expat community. - Jul 2013
The weather during the winter is amazing - Aug 2011
Dubai is becoming a significant travel hub, very easy to travel to Asia, Africa, Europe and of course around the Middle East from here. Weather is great between late October to early May. Lots of sunshine and bright days. Very pleasant. It can be easy to save money here as long as you don't succumb to the lavish expat life style which is very easy to do. - Jan 2011