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UAE Culture Guide: What to Expect When Living in Dubai

Dubai is a city that’s determined to retain heritage while racing at breakneck speed to embrace the modern era. It’s true, Dubai encompasses all the good, the great, and the brilliant life opportunities for foreign students like you, but the emirate is also full of Arab customs that are very different from those in the west. To prepare you for a comfortable and cringe-free life in Dubai, here are five things you should expect when studying here.


Social media, festivities and your wellbeing

Social media can be a tricky old thing. Despite Instagram making moves to alter the way we measure our following and likes, we are still inherently interested in how many hearts or comments we get on our newest post. Let's face it - why else do we post?


Top tips to be water efficient for World Water Day

On the 22nd March we observe World Water Day! Every year focusing on the importance of freshwater for our planet. Water is under threat from a number of challenges. Rapidly growing populations, changes in farming, food production and the related industries, not to mention the impacts of climate change. Research shows that around 2.2 billion people live without access to safe water.

One statistic shows that globally we are using six times as much water today than what was used 100 years ago. The things we do today contributes to that change. So we think it’s time to take action!