Intern guide to the UAE

  • Restaurant

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED

Fast food meal or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED

Cappuccino (regular) 16.24 AED 11.00-20.00
Soft drinks (0.33 liter bottle) 1.74 AED

Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.21 AED

  • Markets

Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.54 AED

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.51 AED

Rice (white), (1kg) 8.10 AED 4.50-13.00
Eggs (12) 9.73 AED

Local Cheese (1kg) 28.79 AED

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 23.73 AED

Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 37.30 AED

Apples (1kg) 8.00 AED

Banana (1kg) 6.71 AED

Oranges (1kg) 6.67 AED
Tomato (1kg) 5.89 AED

Potato (1kg) 4.10 AED

Onion (1kg) 3.65 AED

Lettuce (1 head) 6.98 AED

Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 AED
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 AED


  • Transportation

One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 230.00 AED 

Health care is not provided free to expatriates living or working in Dubai, and private hospitals and clinics are quite expensive by world standards. Make sure you buy a suitable international health insurance policy if you’re planning on moving to UAE:

There are lots of airlines companies in UAE, the most know are :

  • Air Arabia
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Flydubai

We advice you to use website as Edreams to choose the company regarding the price, the quality …
Be carefull, UAE has strict rules about what you can bring to the country, please go through this following link to make sure that you are ready :

Once you arrive in the UAE, you will have to find a place to live, an new accommodation for the duration of your internship. Most of the homes in the UAE are very recent or new. You will hardly find something older than 20 years, there are mostly apartments in the cities centres and villas outside the centre. You will also often find pool and sports facilities in houses.

The hostels, backpackers, or other means of cheap housing hardly exist in the UAE, making it difficult for the small budgets. Couchsurfing, definitely the cheapest way to stay, although not officially allowed. Moreover, you can find some areas with AirBnb accommodations which is quite expansive in the city, 50$ to 300$ per night depending on the area.

Finally, as a student and an intern you can find some companies as Uninest or Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority which will help you to find your accommodations, in the city, sharing with other students.The cities which are the most known for welcoming foreigners are both  Abu Dhabi to Dubai.
In Abu Dhabi, housing is still expensive, however, with the large amount of new buildings the prices has lowered. It is possible to have really good places to live over there when you go out o f the centre. Usually you pay a rent every 6 months.

Nowadays, it is easy to find an accommodation in Dubai because of the 2009 economic crisis. Prices have, moreover, fallen too which will lead to you to find a beautiful place to live without spending as much money as a few year ago.
Uninest ( is a company who provide student residences since 2014, they are willing to offer you the most stylish, secure and sociable student life. It could be really interesting for you as an inter in order to meet other people of your age but also to make sure that you are in a safe environment. Uninest is part of the Global Student Accommodation family, they have a lot of experience in accommodation in cities across the Globe.
One of Dubai’s residential student community

Regarding the locations of the residences, they are chosen in order to stay close to majors universities and hubs in Dubai. You will also be provided by a free shuttle-bus which will lead you to the shops and to the entertainment district of the city.  Our in-house maintenance team take care of repairs, your weekly room clean and all your bills are included (that’s water, electric, gas, broadband, & contents insurance), so you can focus on your studies.
Sometimes, it is scary to move far away for the first time, that is why all of our properties are safe and secure. The most important you have to remember is that internship life provides some of the most exciting and enjoyable times of your life, Uninest is so the perfect place to enjoy those moments. 

The most known provider for prepaid sim card is Etisalat, it will provide you with different choice of prepaid sim depending on your using of data, calls, messages… Please follow the link for more informtaions

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