It’s well-documented that expats in the UAE find it difficult to integrate with the Emirati population. According to a survey conducted last year by networking organisation InterNations, just 42 per cent of expats polled in the UAE feel they’ve integrated well with the local people, compared with a global average of 61 per cent.
Frankly, I’m surprised the number’s so high. I’d happily place a bet that, despite claiming to want to count Emiratis among their friends, the vast majority of my Western acquaintances in Dubai will not once have dined inside the house of a UAE national.
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Source Credits: Annabel Kantaria in The Telegraph UK