UAE Named as Popular Destination for British Expats
According to the Office of National Statistics, around 350,000 Brits emigrate every year. In a recent poll, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is becoming an increasingly sought after destination.
While Australia holds its position as the most popular for UK immigrants, UAE has crept up the list over the last four years, offering expats a good quality of life and a cheaper cost of living in some areas.
In a recent article from the Guardian, “Those who emigrate can enjoy beautiful beaches, a busy social life and the chance to explore a very different landscape to that from home. Life can be expensive, particularly in Abu Dhabi, but in some areas it is easy to achieve a high quality of life for less than in the UK – and because you are paying no tax, more of your earnings are yours to spend.”
In the poll that reviewed opinions of 1,800 British Expats, Canada was placed in second position while the UAE came in third. In 2010, the UAE was ranked 10th and has crept up to 3rd position within a few short years.
The most popular destinations for British expats are Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah with many expats seeking careers within the construction, oil or banking industries.
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