Home UAE Forum UAE Guide Moving to UAE Real Estate Healthcare in UAE
UAE
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance
JoinSign In
AGS Worldwide Movers

Abu Dhabi >

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

Expats living in UAE interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

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

Moving to UAE

Moving to UAE soon? AGS Worldwide Movers is a leader in the international moving industry. Their experience and expertise allows them to guarantee their clients the best quality moving services. Get a moving quote today.

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.

Read Next

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.

7 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.

5 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.

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.

Comments about this Report

guest
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.

Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in UAE from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

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 ...

7 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 ...

5 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...

5 Things to Know Before Moving to the UAE

Expats in the UAE talk about what they wish they had known before they moved to the UAE - from bringing gardening tools to making friends, healthcare to culture shock.
Expats in the UAE talk about what they wish they had known before they moved to the UAE - from bringing gardening tools to making friends, healthcare to culture shock. ...

8 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 ...

UAE Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2019 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal