So, there's another reason why living in Dubai is so totally awesome: A report earlier this year by Numbeo revealed that actually (contrary to what some might say) Dubai isn't the most expensive place in the world to live!
In fact, out of the 489 countries in the report, it ranked 187. And Abu Dhabi...that gets an equally hard time, came in at 262.
Dubai came up smelling of roses compared to many other big cities, with New York being placed 15th, London in 22nd, Tokyo in 39th, Paris in 59th and Sydney in 64th.
Number one place went to Hamilton in Bermuda, with the majority of the top ten being filled with cities in Switzerland.
Good for Dubai...and while we're at it, here's another ten reasons Dubai is so awesome...
Well for a start, let's talk about the 14 kilometres of running track along Jumeirah Beach or the 85km long Al Qudra cycling track. You just don't get this in most cities
You feel accepted
No matter where you're from. We're nearly all expats here, there's no judgement
It's a city of opportunity
In no other city can you get ahead in your career or grow a business quite as fast as you can here
It's totally normal to hang out in places like this...
Our week starts on Sundays
Love it or hate it, come Sunday evening we're a day ahead of the rest of the world
We get a real glimpse of Arab culture
It's as safe as houses
We don't need to lock our doors (but if we did we would probably use golden keys)
We've learnt the true meaning of the word BRUNCH
We're in the middle of the world
Okay this might depend on how you read a map but it feels like we're halfway to everywhere