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Peter B. Krehmer

Living in UAE, from Switzerland

"There are so many expats in the UAE, but the InterNations Dubai Ramadan dinners brought some wonderful guests together. "

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Living in UAE, from Great Britain

"Dubai is such an overwhelming mixture of tradition and modernity that I was very grateful for all the support from other expats. "

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in the UAE

  • Join our community and get to know members of UAE’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Emirian expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Abu Dhabi, Sharyah and many other regions

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in the UAE

Are you an expat working and living in UAE? Or are you preparing to move soon to Abu Dhabi, Sharyah or any other of the Emirian international hotspots?

Expat life in the Emirates has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the tiny emirate of Ajman, learning how Emirian people celebrate Leilat al-Meiraj, up to tasting UAE’s favorite dishes such as shawarma.

To learn more about how to organize your expat life around the world, please read on in our guide section: From living in Costa Rica to living in Sweden, we have it covered.

UAE Expat Locations

Alegra Dubai  Restaurant -Club

Alegra Dubai Restaurant -Club

Restaurants & Nightlife

Al Hamra Golf Club

Al Hamra Golf Club

Restaurants & Nightlife

Hankook Korean Cuisine

Hankook Korean Cuisine

Restaurants & Nightlife

Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus

International Schools & Education

Nawwara at the JW Marquis

Nawwara at the JW Marquis

Restaurants & Nightlife

Fai @ The Palace Hotel

Fai @ The Palace Hotel

Restaurants & Nightlife

The English College

The English College

International Schools & Education

Ravi restaurant

Ravi restaurant

Restaurants & Nightlife

Working and living in the UAE – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in the UAE requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Emirian expat life. Living abroad in the UAE raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to the UAE?ʺ, ʺWhich rules of etiquette should never be violated in public?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Abu Dhabi should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Emirian municipality in Dubai?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in UAE is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for the UAE aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in the Emirates. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from local organisations and companies, to travel & accommodation or embassies and consulates, up to culture & sights. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺWhat are the best designer outlets for a shopping spree in Dubai?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

We certainly provide other expat communities than our members in UAE with useful information on everyday life. Our guide features a range of topics, from living in Switzerland to moving to Ecuador.

Tips on living and working in the Emirates –
From doctors and dentists to expat insurance providers

Moreover, our expat directory for the UAE includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. doctors and dentists or expat insurance providers. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in the UAE with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt As-salām 'alaykum from our expats living and working in the UAE.

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