Why the United Arab Emirates?

We believe our clients need both a global approach, and local understanding. We are the driving force in the Middle East for beverage packaging, and we need to grow. The unique growth of the UAE operation is strategically critical for Sidel - for us to provide A better match for our customers, our people and our opportunities.

LIVING IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Dubai is an expatriate paradise. A feeling of community, an outdoors life and minimal crime ensure that those that live in Dubai, embrace all that it has to offer. As a thriving cosmopolitan metropolis, it is one of the very few cities globally that can boast a spread of 140 nationalities living along side one another, with equal opportunity to achieve. Applications are welcome from all nationalities.
 
There are seven Emirates making up the UAE. Abu Dhabi is the Capital City, Dubai is the most popular by expatriate and by tourist numbers. The other Emirates are Sharjah, Umm al Quwain, Ras al Khaimah, and Al Ain.

BANKING
There is a good range of local and international banks in the Dubai, all of which offer standard facilities such as current, deposit and savings accounts, ATM facilities, chequebooks, credit cards and loans. The larger banks will also be able to provide offshore accounts, and most are able to provide international money transfers.

With all the great shopping to be done in Dubai, you’ll find you’re never too far from your nearest ATM – if you can’t find one of your own bank’s ATMs, you can access funds through most other ATMs using a central network.

GENERAL MEDICAL CARE
The general standard of healthcare in Dubai is high, both in the public and private sectors. Like in most countries, private healthcare is seen as preferable (English-speaking staff, shorter waiting lists and more comfortable in-patient facilities) which is lucky for expats as they are only permitted to use private hospitals (except in cases of medical emergencies or in instances where private hospitals do not have the necessary facilities for treatment). There are many private specialist clinics, private and government hospitals, all staffed by qualified professionals.

EDUCATION
Dubai home to several international schools catering to children of various nationalities and needs. With multiple independent Schools from the UK opening foreign campuses in the country, the choice is vast. While it is advisable to visit as many schools as you can to get an idea of the academic standards and extra-mural facilities, remember that it makes sense to stick to a national curriculum that fits in with your future plans.

DUBAI AT A GLANCE
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