Expatriates, or expats for short, are people who have chosen to live abroad for personal or professional reasons. You can find expats virtually everywhere in the world. However, some places are more popular for expats than others. Read on to learn where the most popular spots are for expats.
The United Kingdom
One of the most popular global destinations for expats is the United Kingdom. There are a number of reasons people undergo an international move to the UK, including work and personal reasons.
When it comes to moving to the UK, most people’s ideal place to live is London. London is one of Europe’s (if not the world’s) centers for the financial industry and commercial sector. But the city isn’t all work and no play. London has been home to a vibrant arts and entertainment scene for centuries (The Globe Theater served as the stage for Shakespeare’s plays). So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that London attracts so many people from all over the world – it has a huge population of expats.
France is another destination that draws many expats. Again, there are many professional opportunities for expats, although many simply wish to experience the allure of the country.
Paris, like London, is a commercial center. If you speak French well, you have a much better chance of finding a job. People also move to Paris because of its historical and cultural reputation. While Paris might be the first place people think of in France, it isn’t the only place in France people move to, though. The French countryside also entices expats because of its beauty and desirable way of life.
Over the past decade or so, thousands of expats have flocked to the tiny Emirate of Dubai. Unlike the UK or France, people who move to Dubai from other countries come there for work. There are so many expats in Dubai that they actually outnumber native born Emiratis.
Jobs are only part of the reason so many expats have moved to Dubai. Many foreign white collar workers enjoy a significantly higher standard of living than they would at home – they live in beautiful homes or apartments, and many families can afford a full-time, live-in maid and gardener.
Because there are so many expats living in Dubai, it’s quite easy to meet people who speak your language and share your background. There are many opportunities to meet other expats, as they gather at clubs and social groups frequently. Don’t forget about the beautiful weather almost all year long and the kilometers of coastline!
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By Adi Shaked