When moving to the UAE, one of the first things you will want to sort out is your housing: from the choice of emirate to the type of accommodation and whether to rent or buy, there is much to consider. And don’t forget about the setup of your utilities, either!
Depending on the location of your workplace, at least the question of what emirate to live in might seem easily answered. However, do not discount the option of commuting between one emirate and another. A prime example that this can actively save you money would be to live in Sharjah while working in Dubai. Rents as well as property prices are typically much higher there compared to its smaller neighbor, while you can find all the amenities you may want in Sharjah as well, including international schools.