Majority of expats wish to make UAE home

Sixty-five per cent of expatriates living in the UAE wish to make the Emirates their lifelong home, according to a survey by Friends Provident International (FPI), a leading provider of savings, investment and protection solutions.

According to the survey’s findings, 44 per cent of respondents cited earnings potential as a key reason for coming to the UAE, while 34 per cent said they were motivated by work opportunities. In addition, 20 per cent of respondents want to buy property in the UAE, while 58 per cent of parents want their children to attend university in the UAE.

Philip Cernik, chief marketing officer, Middle East and Africa at FPI said: “This insight helps us to better understand the protection, savings and investment habits of expats in the Emirates. Although it is unsurprising that expats enjoy their life here in the UAE, we were interested to discover that over half of respondents wish to remain in the country permanently.”

Source Credit: Trade Arabia
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