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What do people like (and dislike) about Al Ain?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Al Ain, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads living in Al Ain, often appreciate the city's relaxed atmosphere, clean environment, and beautiful landscapes. They enjoy the abundance of green spaces, parks, and gardens, which give the city its nickname, "Garden City." The cost of living is relatively lower compared to other cities in the UAE, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, making it more affordable for expats and digital nomads. The city also offers a rich cultural experience, with historical sites, museums, and traditional markets to explore. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may find the job market in Al Ain to be limited, particularly for those seeking opportunities outside of education and healthcare sectors. The city's conservative nature and strict adherence to local customs and traditions may also be challenging for some, especially for those who are used to a more liberal lifestyle. The summer heat can be intense, with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F), making outdoor activities uncomfortable during these months. Additionally, public transportation options are limited, making it necessary for most people to own a car to get around the city. Finally, the lack of nightlife and entertainment options may be a downside for those who enjoy a more vibrant social scene," commented one expat who made the move to Al Ain, the UAE.

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