There was a time, a few years ago, when the get-rich-quick tales from Dubai were true. You could go out there, have a Ferrari within a year, and get a penthouse and a boat the year after.
Those times are gone.
They are gone because all that was built on credit. They are gone because Dubai, as part of the UAE, has grown-up.
They are even introducing VAT in 2018, but personal and corporate income will remain tax-free for the time being.
Because it’s matured, the opportunities are still there but they are more of a long-game than a quick win.