1. Taking out a massive loan
Yes, you might need a loan to put a cheque down on your apartment, but don’t get carried away. Better yet, see if your employer will give you a salary advance.
2. Moving into a ridiculously expensive flatshare
You may have heard that rent in Dubai is expensive, but do your research before you end up living in a windowless box for the price of a generous one-bed with a sea view.