Finding The Best VPN To Use In Dubai: My Expat Story

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Update: July 5, 2016

Moving to Dubai was not an easy decision to make. First, my girlfriend and I were pretty settled in our new flat. We were living close to both our families and were pretty happy with our lives. We had even begun to talk about starting a family.

Moving to the Middle East would not have even have crossed our minds. But then my Boss called me in for that meeting. I have to be honest, there was only one real incentive to make the move. Money. They were offering me a huge pay rise… more than twice my regular salary, as well as an apartment, car, and basically everything we would need. Oh and they kept stressing the fact that I’d be paying no tax… not a cent.

It took a few weeks to make up our minds, but in the end we decided it was just too good a package to turn down. A month on, and our flat was rented, possessions in boxes, and we were on the plane. Settling in was pretty easy for me, as I had work to go to, but for my girlfriend it was a lot harder. She spent a lot of time at our apartment to begin with, and missed home a lot.

I decided she needed some good old US entertainment to keep her spirits up, so looked into setting up a Netflix account for her. It turned out I couldn’t get US Netflix in Dubai without a VPN, so that’s where I headed next.

As it turned out, having a VPN has opened up a whole new link back to the country we both miss. We can access so many sites that were restricted to us here, as well as watching all the best shows on Netflix and keep up with the news stations too.

We are both settled here now and pretty happy. Baby talk is back on the agenda, and I firmly believe it is discovering VPNs which helped us get to this point. Almost all the ex-pats we have met here seem to use one, and after speaking to them I have put together this short guide to help anyone else looking to identify the best VPN Dubai users should go with.

So check out the 5 best VPNs for Dubai, which I list and go into detail on below:








$8.32 / month

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$10.00 / month

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$10.00 / month

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$6.67 / month

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Individual breakdown of each VPN...

#1 ExpressVPN

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Overall Score




Customer Service

Company Summary

ExpressVPN is the VPN we use here in Dubai, and despite dabbling with others, we still feel it offers the best level of performance and consistency of service. The installation process is nice and easy, the interface is very straightforward and its speeds are fast and consistent. It can be used on almost every device you can imagine, and also offers top notch privacy settings. They also offer a comprehensive range of servers encompassing almost every country you can think of.

Pricing Summary

$12.95 for one month account
$9.99 per month for 6 month account
$8.32 per month for 12 month account​

Homepage Snapshot

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Operating System Compatibility

VPN Protocols Offered





- A 30 Day Money Back Guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.  

- Dedicated Apps for Android and iOS devices

- A wide variety of internationally recognized payment options. 

- A really easy installation, registration, and setup process. 


- They are in the middle-to-higher price bracket

- They require different logins if you use their service across multiple devices

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