I am the Dubai Money Guy... I moved to Dubai in early 2005 during the gold rush days... As a 20-something with a nice tax-free salary and more dirhams than sense, I spent freely and made nearly every financial mistake in the book. Handed over money to financial advisors - check. Bought off-plan with a local mortgage and no property to move into - check. Brand new sports car - check. Spent all my money in Barasti - what do you think? Well, now I'm older and (I like to think) a little bit wiser... I'm here to help you avoid some of those pitfalls, or at least recognize them as you dive right in.