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An Expat Talks about Living in Abu Dhabi, UAE

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Abu Dhabi

How long have you lived there?

6 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

American Women's Network, Women in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Womens Group, Abu Dhabi Ladies Group, all send newsletters to members

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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.

Very diverse and very tolerant. However, there is not to much mixing among the three major groups, local citizens, western expats and expats from developing countries

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

You need a job BEFORE you get here. You cannot come to UAE without an employer sponser. Jobs are usually oil, construction, nuclear or academic related

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Work and travel to other neighboring countries

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Negotiate a VERY comprehensive relocation package with your prospective employer, including school, housing, transportation and travel allowance, in addition to a generous salary, because the cost of living is not cheap here.

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Jul 24, 2012 12:36

If you hope to get a flavour of the Middle Eastern culture in Abu Dhabi you will be disappointed. The local Emiratis do not share their culture or let you in to their lives or families as a friend or equal. With few exceptions the Ex pats, whether executive or service level , live in a parallel universe and are treated as a necessary evil by Emiratis. They need us for talent, knowledge, skill or labor but are merely a means to an end and very expendable. Never lived in locale where I was invisible before.

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