You probably do not imagine your expat life as working all the time. In many cases, the jobs in Dubai are demanding, but you have to have some fun as well. It is important for you to go out and have fun and meet people. This will certainly help you overcome the cultural shock from moving to a different country. The really great thing is that Dubai is becoming a world center of tourism and entertainment, so it will be easy for you to have the best leisure time of your life.
When foreigners think of Dubai, they usually imagine sandy beaches and warm turquoise sea. This is what you can enjoy almost al year round when living in the emirate. Most expatriates prefer to sign up with a hotel beach club, but you can readily go to any place that you want. If you want to take the water fun a little bit further, you can spend a day or two in the Wild Wadi water park or in Dolphin Bay in Palm Jumeirah.