An Expat Talks about Living in
Abu Dhabi, UAE
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Clubs, sports and schools
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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
This is an extremely tolerant islamic country. All religions are tolerated although not promoted. There are more races, countries and ways of life than I have fingers, toes, legs and arms of counting. Everyone can do their own thing and it is accepted. My friends and aquaintances are British, Canadian, South African, Emirati, Yemeni, Australian, Indian, Pakistani, Jordanian, Palestinian. I think that we are diverse and accepting of differences.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
Oil, oil and oil... construction and airlines are also big.
If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Respect local sensibilities, and expect great fun.
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