If your goals in life are to discover new countries, new languages, new cultures meanwhile improving your skills and professional experiences, Dubai is the perfect location to do your internship.
First of all you will discover a whole new world. Dubai is known to be one of the most multicultural city in the world. You will learn a lot about different cultures from different people during your trip. Moreover, it is a very different way of working than in occidental countries, it is a new economical model that is developed in Dubai, you will consequently learn how this city and all the UAE works regarding businesses. The internship experience is a real enrichment in your life and furthermore if you leave your comfort zone to discover new locations in the world.
There are a few things you need to know before leaving to Dubai.
- The language: Indeed, Arabic is the official language in UAE, however, most of the people there will speak English so do not worry about the language barrier, everything is going to be fine! By the way, it could be the perfect opportunity to learn a new language.
- Accommodations in Dubai: For students and overseas people, it is common to rent a flat in Dubai. Regarding on where you are doing your internship and the location you really want to live to, there are lots of sections in this city : Dubai Marina (there are lots of expats there), Deira, Burj… You will be able to find different kind of accommodations as Airbnb, hostels, couchsurfing or simply a flat to share with other people. You can also find some providers as Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority or Uninest which will help you to find the perfect accommodation in recent flat sharing with other student, they will also provide you with others services as buses or even a cleaning team for your flat.
Once you are ready to begin your internship in Dubai, after booking your flight and your accommodation, you will finally land in Dubai. After the check out at the airport, you will find buses which bring you to the places you want to go.
Transport to your accommodation from Dubai Airport
Upon arrival pass through immigration and customs first. After such a long flight you
would maybe like to take a Taxi to your accommodation. But if you are into saving some
money right away, you can also consider taking the train or airport shuttle.
At each terminal at the airport; there are signs for the official taxi ranks. Make sure that you follow the signs in order to locate the Taxi rank. The ranks are well organised, with taxis waiting 24/7.
There’s an AED25 flag charge from the airport. The charge for each km is AED1.96.
- Buses arrive and leave from stands opposite Terminal 1, 2 and 3.
- You need to buy a Nol card in advance; you can’t pay cash to the driver.
There is a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between Terminals 1and 3. Follow the signs
Taxi: Taxis in Dubai are cheap. Cars are generally clean, new, and safe. Dubai taxis are also safe for tourists including women traveling alone.
Train: Dubai has a modern metro. The system is clean, fast, efficient,
Bus:The buses have pros and cons. The benefits include the low price, and they are air-conditioned. If you get a seat, they are comfortable. Some of the stops are difficult to find