Glad you've found us here at TheCatSite -- you've definitely come to the right place to find out all about 'em, and hope you enjoy cruising the forums to find out more, plus talking with some of the moderators here, who are really nice and resident authorities. You may also want to visit Best Friends Animal Society's website at http://www.bestfriends.org
-- this is a wonderful sanctuary I have personally visited, and the people there know just about all there is to know about cats.
I'd like to know more about Dubai, too! If you want to share...
Look forward to seeing you around on the site! GOOD LUCK!!! And I'd love to hear about and see pix of your cat...the "STICKY's" at the top of the page of posts tells how to upload your photos, if you want to.
Finally, the #1 bit of advice I'd offer on cats is: Always, ALWAYS treat cats with love, gentleness, and patience; and cats are a lot like us. When they hurt, they need a doctor. (They need one at first, for vaccinations against cat diseases, and for spaying or neutering! Ask your vet.) They need quality food and fresh water. They thrive inside more than outside. They very easily adapt to being indoors-only. All 9 of "my" cats are indoor-only, and they are very happy here. They need safe places to sleep, relax, play, and explore. Sturdy, safe cat toys are good; a lot of cats love catnip. Cat furniture is great -- and scratching post(s) or pad(s) are a must, as cats are born with claws FOR A GOOD REASON and should never be declawed.
Is that enough to keep you busy for awhile?
ENJOY YOUR CAT -- a cat will give unconditional love and loyalty, 24/7-365, and is much cleaner, quieter, and more beautiful than any dog...