Well, what I do know about foreigners living in Dubai, is that UAE is an amazingly welcoming city, with fascinating people.
I don’t think that money would be too much of a big issue, because from what I’ve heard that the job offers there are pretty great in terms of money. But also of course the cost of living is a bit higher than where I live. All cities are naturally.
The place is like a second home to me (quite literally actually, we have a place there, lol) – and so I might be a bit biased in saying that I’m sure you would just love it there.
Of course, it’s a city lifestyle over there, but the neighboring Emirates are slightly slower paced if you want a break, as well as the neighboring countries, like Oman where I live!! – Oman is the ultimate in peace and calm.
Anyways, back to Dubai. For a single American woman to live there, I truly think it would be the opportunity of a lifetime!!!!
Tip: make sure you know some people there before you make any moves, so they can show you around for real!