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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!

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:
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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:
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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.

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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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