Life in Sharjah vs Dubai

Dubai is a place where the devil lives in style.” The quote has a lot to say and hides a lot of integrity, which heavily involves the money of course. Dubai has a lot to say, a lot to inspire, a lot to show, a lot to give and above all a lot of opportunities. My perception for the place has changed significantly since the time I stepped in here, as my loneliness directs me to find curiosity in discovering things, I did something different. I decided to look out for a place here (giving up parties seemed to be hard), shortlisted plenty of brokers, picked up classified papers and then started digging in for information online, the final player.

I shortlisted two places, Sharjah and Dubai for my residential comfort and then I created a pros and cons list of them so as I can reach a reasonable conclusion.

My opinion of Sharjah vs. Dubai:

Safety: Living in Sharjah is safe as police patrols are continuously circling the place. Any possession of alcohol or drugs can land anyone in jail, so I guessed I could not update “feeling spoilt” on Facebook if I stay here. Dubai on the other hand, cannot be concluded on the safety norms as a whole of UAE is under tight security, but crimes find their way.

People: People in Sharjah are mainly families and are modest. Since no bikinis and provocative clothing is allowed, you will have to take your fantasies to Dubai. People are simple, and plenty of newlyweds relocate here to start their new life, so my vote for a simple lifestyle would be for Sharjah. , on the other hand, is quite lavish and luxurious, more plastic to stay if I may. The connection to life becomes too much formulated in Dubai with no expression of our own.

Transportation: For a hippie like me, there are no rules, so I work wherever I stay, but when it comes to generalization, Sharjah is best for people who work there and live there. But if you stay in Sharjah and work in Dubai, then you’ve got a problem to deal with, more, every day. The problem hours are mainly morning and night, which cannot be avoided. There are not many malls in Sharjah, so you got to travel to Dubai for a fancy weekend or a night. Not that Sharjah doesn’t have markets, but if fancy is the headline, then Sharjah’s market miss it.

Leisure Options: There is a little to do in Sharjah when it comes to leisure options. There are a few museums if that’s your thing. A lot of traditional shops are there in Sharjah so that you can try the bargaining game here. Dubai is not “it” for bargaining since malls have zero tolerance to economic values. Sharjah lacks bars, clubs and upstate lounge, so you will have to move to Dubai for them. I prefer a decent stay with more like country or laid back vibe, so I preferred Sharjah for my short visit here.

preferred Sharjah for my short visit here. Since I pretty much did my research and I prefer Sharjah, but that’s because I am loner, exhausted from fancy lifestyle, and yeah like to stay in a less abstracted place. What’s your take, do let me know, you know, let’s be friends. Cheers~

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