Sorry to add to the endless threads on Dubai folks. This one is about leaving so any kind of help or experiences would be great. After 3 years here, i'm more or less certain that it's time to move on from the melting pot and give somewhere else a go. I never thought after my first few months here that I would be ready to leave quite so soon. I can't deny that it's been a lot of fun and the younger person in me would certainly stay for a while longer. However, I do feel that I've navigated the brunch circuit, seen the sights and soaked up enough of the sun; to point where I've recently thought 'what else is there?' I think the time is right to look to somewhere which, dare I say it, is a little more real. More greenery, more walking opportunities, and probably a little more slower paced. Dubai can operate 100 miles an hour at times and everything can be so convenient. Whilst it can be great to have a lot on, it can also be exhausting! I guess i'd just like some peoples experiences upon leaving. Was it something you found hard or a shock to the system? Is it a move that proved to be the right/wrong one? It feels like i'm at a bit of a crossroads moment and not quite ready to return to the UK so any kind of help or advice would be really appreciated.