Dubai from the perspective of Asian and Arab expats women
In the context of openness and globalization of economies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the most diversified economy in the golf cooperation council countries (GCC). Particularly Dubai is the busiest UAE city leading a commercial hub for the Middle East and Asian regions. The UAE authorities have adopted the international tourism, trade and foreign investments as the core elements in a programme of economic diversification (Angela, & Gary, 2019). They have invested heavily in expensive hospitality, as well as undertaken extensive marketing, where the outcomes have been strong growth in tourism.
More than 85% of the UAE populations are expats ( 2014) coming from different backgrounds, cultures, traditions, and ethnics. Opening door for divers team members has contributed to Dubai successful growth and made it one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Understanding and managing diversity has become an essential aspect for business owners who look to expand and/or consolidate their operations (Grenier, 1990).
The word “Expat” means leaving your native country to settle in another country to benefit from better life circumstances: income, lifestyle, social and medical care, etc. Waxin and barneyer (2008) explore more in the concept of expatriate and classify two types of expat placement 1- the long term placement, which is called the expatriation – people who are chosen and sent by their companies to work abroad for a professional development and beneficial opportunities for the business; 2- and the short terms placement, which refers to as the frequent flyers – those who voluntarily move abroad to find a better opportunities for a personal development.