What do people like (and dislike) about Al Ain?
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," remarked another expat who made the move to Al Ain, the UAE.
- What should I pack when moving to Al Ain?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Al Ain?
- Will I be able to find a job in Al Ain?
- What is life like in Al Ain?
- What do expats in Al Ain appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Al Ain?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Al Ain accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Al Ain like?
- What are healthcare services like in Al Ain?
- What are medical services in Al Ain like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Al Ain?
- What are emergency services like in Al Ain?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Al Ain?
- How are local medical facilities in Al Ain?
- As a foreigner living in Al Ain, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do people like (and dislike) about Al Ain?If you live in Al Ain, newcomers to Al Ain would love to hear your answer to this question: