Dubai is not safe, they have a third world mentality when it comes to the vax for one thing. I'm not sure if you could have lived there the last two years without getting jabbed.
Also if there is a war with Iran, Dubai will collapse. All that Iran has to do is hit their desalination plants with a half dozen of their thousands deep missile arsenal. It's going to be a bad scene then, with the locals monopolizing water and the expats getting the scraps.
You shouldn't be overly scared of the economic situation if you take care of yourself, have a trade or position yourself in a recession-proof industry. Also if you're in a country like NZ, Aus, Canada, France or even the US, you're never going to run out of food, it's just that you will be paying 2 or 3 times as much for your steaks It is places like Egypt, Ethipia, Pakistan etc where there will be food riots.
I used to think that. Now I'm not so sure. There's been plenty of times in history where governments starved out the people in food-abundant regions, in order to sell that food elsewhere (Holodomor, Irish Potato Famine, etc.)
Also Iran has a stake in Dubai because they use UAE's banking services too: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/feat...ht-as-world-sanctions-russia-over-ukraine-war . Search for "Iran" in that article.