Dubai’s reputation as a scorching cosmopolis of staggering skyscrapers, mile-long shopping malls, and insanely luxurious living is well-deserved. Fresh off the plane, you can’t help but marvel at it all, the alacritous efficiency, fabulous food, and the well-earned and long-time-coming respect at work. But whether you’re just passing through the emirate, or staying for one year or five, for work or for play, one thing is certain: You are definitely going to run into the legendary expatriate community flooding in from every corner of the planet. 'Only in Dubai: an Essential Guide to the Emirate’s Expats' is a collection of Dubai’s one-of-a-kind expats, from the jet sleek Jumeirah Janes and prolific Palm Posers to the vaguely lost Third Culture Kids. The Yo-Yo Dieters are desperately trying to resist the city’s abundant all-you-can-eat buffets, while the chronically traveling Transients are never even around long enough to pull up a pew at sundowners. Written by award-winning British-Lebanese writer and journalist Sophie Robehmed, 'Only in Dubai' is a light-hearted and touching tribute to the city that she called home for a year.