Around 1,000 Israelis moved to Dubai since normalisation deal: report
"Since the signing of the Abraham Accords, the Israelis have fallen in love with the United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai, and quite a few of them have moved their lives there and work in tourism, hospitality, real estate and also in less legal things," Israel’s Channel 12 reported, adding that some of these businesses are run by Israelis.
It said the roughly 1,000 people who moved are part of a 4,000-strong Jewish community already living in the emirate.
"There is no doubt that the Abraham Accords… have made Dubai a centre of pilgrimage for Israelis. Many stayed there for long periods of time, and some have moved there," Channel 12 added.
Israel and the UAE have been quick to cooperate in a number of fields, ranging from tourism to defence.
The deals have received fierce criticism from Palestinians who say such moves have harmed chances of establishing a Palestinian state and holding Israel to account for its occupation.