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Expat Guide to Living in Abu Dhabi

Whether you're already living in Abu Dhabi or preparing to move to Abu Dhabi, our Expat Guide to Living in UAE offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Abu Dhabi. For answers to specific questions, visit our UAE Forum to talk with expats in Abu Dhabi.

10 Tips for Living in Abu Dhabi

Expats in Abu Dhabi enjoy a unique lifestyle in the Middle East, but the requirements for moving there are very specific. Find out what these are and what it is like to live in this truly diverse city.

Future perfect: Living in Abu Dhabi

Barely two hours from Dubai lies Abu Dhabi, more culturally sound and peaceful, and the richest city in the world with booming job opportunities!

12 Tips for Living in Abu Dhabi, UAE

12 Tips for Living in Abu Dhabi, UAE

An expat talks about living in Abu Dhabi - from socializing in the golf scene to the shopping mall culture. Factors to consider: the heat and high cost of living.

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance

Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Abu Dhabi

An expat in Abu Dhabi talks about the quality of healthcare, recommends American hospitals for their standard of care, explains that many people skip the doctor and get prescription medicine from the pharmacy.

Culture Shock in Abu Dhabi, UAE

One expat who moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE explains that moving to a Middle Eastern country is so different to other European countries. And, he feels that the greatest challenge is understanding how and why things happen in the workplace.

More Culture Shock Reports for Abu Dhabi

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Abu Dhabi handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Abu Dhabi:
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More Living in Abu Dhabi Reports

What are people's priorities in Abu Dhabi - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Abu Dhabi:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Abu Dhabi Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Abu Dhabi? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Abu Dhabi? Below are some of the responses from expats in Abu Dhabi:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Abu Dhabi. If you are already living in Abu Dhabi, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Abu Dhabi by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Abu Dhabi? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Abu Dhabi by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Abu Dhabi? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Abu Dhabi? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Culture-Shock-in-Abu-DhabiAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Abu Dhabi, UAE

One expat who moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE explains that moving to a Middle Eastern country is so different to other European countries. And, he feels that the greatest challenge is understanding how and why things happen in the workplace.

One expat who moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE explains that moving to a Middle Eastern country is so different to other European countries. And, he feels that the greatest challenge is understanding how and ...

10-Tips-for-Living-in-Abu-Dhabi10 Tips for Living in Abu Dhabi

Expats in Abu Dhabi enjoy a unique lifestyle in the Middle East, but the requirements for moving there are very specific. Find out what these are and what it is like to live in this truly diverse city.

Expats in Abu Dhabi enjoy a unique lifestyle in the Middle East, but the requirements for moving there are very specific. Find out what these are and what it is like to live in this truly diverse cit...

5-Tips-for-Living-in-Dubai5 Tips for Living in Dubai

Expats in Dubai will find one of the largest expat hubs in the world. With so many other people from other cultures, it's a location where just about anyone can find a comfort zone with the right frame of mind and amount of effort.

Expats in Dubai will find one of the largest expat hubs in the world. With so many other people from other cultures, it's a location where just about anyone can find a comfort zone with the right fra...

7-Important-Tips-about-Healthcare-for-Expats-in-the-UAE7 Important Tips about Healthcare for Expats in the UAE

Expats and people moving to the UAE have lots of questions. Healthcare and health insurance are often on the list. Here are 7 tips about healthcare, health insurance in the UAE, having a baby in the UAE and more.

Expats and people moving to the UAE have lots of questions. Healthcare and health insurance are often on the list. Here are 7 tips about healthcare, health insurance in the UAE, having a baby in the ...

6-Expats-Talk-about-Living-in-the-UAE6 Expats Talk about Living in the UAE

6 expats talk about the expat life in the UAE and how to meet people in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
6 expats talk about the expat life in the UAE and how to meet people in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. ...

8-Expats-Discuss-Culture-Shock--Diversity-in-the-UAE8 Expats Discuss Culture Shock & Diversity in the UAE

Expats in the UAE talk about the country's incredible diversity, friendly people and family-oriented culture. Some of the downsides of life in the UAE - the heat and fact that platonic relationships between men and women are non existant.
Expats in the UAE talk about the country's incredible diversity, friendly people and family-oriented culture. Some of the downsides of life in the UAE - the heat and fact that platonic relationships ...

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