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How expats can save money in UAE

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'Spend what is left after saving'

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Warren Edward Buffett, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist once said, 'Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving'. Earning lot of money will never make you a millionaire unless you are saving every penny wisely!

Make a Budget

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Make a budget but most importantly stick to it! Plan a yearly budget and distribute it wisely through the 12 months. Do not allow Dubai numerous temptation to break your vows.

Supermarkets

Inflation may be lurking in the aisles of supermarkets. © Ian Waldie/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Inflation may be lurking in the aisles of supermarkets.

Shop in small supermarkets or cooperatives to save more money. You do not need to go to the mall for grocery!


One credit card

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One credit card is more than enough for you whatever your bank tries to convince you. Stick to one card and set a low spending limit.

Do your grocery shopping on weekends

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Do not go every day and buy separate little items from the supermarket. Make your list and shop on weekend for the whole week.

Use public transportation

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Dubai has one of the best, most comfortable and clean public transportation that can take you to your destination in the easiest way. Charge your Nol card wisely.

Share an apartment

Three young men resting in new apartment after moving © Ken Wramton/Getty Images Three young men resting in new apartment after moving

You can always share an apartment with a friend or family member to save paying the bills on your own.

Use vouchers for your nights out

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Use vouchers to get an extra free meal or drink.

Rent a car, if needed

Rent a car in UAE, it is not expensive and will be a good help for your weekends getaway.

Choose when to book a ticket back home

Flydubai Boeing 737-800. © Rebius/iStock/Getty Images Flydubai Boeing 737-800.

Travel home on low seasons and book your ticket wisely on cheap yet safe airlines.

Wait for Dubai Shopping Festival

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Do not shop all year, wait for Dubai Shopping Festival and get the best items at the lowest prices.

Enjoy free activities in UAE

The national flag of the UAE flies from a water taxi, also known as an abra, on the waterway in Al Ghubaiba's creek district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The United Arab Emirates' central bank limited mortgage lending and required larger down payments, and the Land Department doubled transaction taxes early last year as policymakers tried to avoid a repeat of a property bubble in 2008 that caused values to slump by about 65 percent. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg The national flag of the UAE flies from a water taxi, also known as an abra, on the waterway in Al Ghubaiba's creek district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The United Arab Emirates' central bank limited mortgage lending and required larger down payments, and the Land Department doubled transaction taxes early last year as policymakers tried to avoid a repeat of a property bubble in 2008 that caused values to slump by about 65 percent. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Who said you cannot enjoy an activity unless you pay a lot of money?

Some free of charge activities

Go to public parks

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Enjoy the sun, the good weather and the green panorama in UAE public parks. No money needed!

Free public beaches

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Unlike some other Arab countries, UAE public beaches are entry free so you can enjoy the waves and have some good tanning for 8 months a year!


Sports lovers

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If you are a sports lover, you do not need to rent a playground or pay centers fees! Grab your soccer, volleyball, and invite your friends to an exciting game on the shore.

Hanging out in malls

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Hanging out in malls is an always an easy light option, you do not have to eat or buy anything. The energy and positive vibes you feel in the people passing by you is incredible and will make your day.

Keep track

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Learn to keep track for your spending and savings, keep your bills and transactions receipts for future references

Get used home décor

Dean Legge helps his sister-law Josey Vereen remove furniture from the lower level of her beachfront home along in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew in Garden City Beach, SC, on Tuesday. © Randall Hill/Reuters Dean Legge helps his sister-law Josey Vereen remove furniture from the lower level of her beachfront home along in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew in Garden City Beach, SC, on Tuesday.

Do you need a TV unit or a coffee table? Just get in touch with people willing to buy their furniture for lower prices and get best deals!

Get an app for savings

There are plenty of app that help you save money, it is easy and for free, get it.

Sell things on Facebook for free

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Do not keep things or belongings that you do not use anymore. You can sell them on Facebook for free.























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