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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Abu Dhabi

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  • Antoine Mariaux

    Thanks to InterNations, I've received very useful tips about the Emirates and expat life in Abu Dhabi.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Abu Dhabi

Hello to all Americans in Abu Dhabi! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Abu Dhabi? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Abu Dhabi which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: often overshadowed by its more glitzy sister city of Dubai, Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer for expats and is a favorite among locals. The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a modern, cosmopolitan city known for hosting sports events such as Formula One, the emirate’s massive oil and gas reserves, its traditional culture, family-friendly atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and much more! With the bus services and road links, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Al Karamah or Khalifa City, for example, which are both less than a 30-minute car journey away from Abu Dhabi’s center.

Although Abu Dhabi has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Abu Dhabi, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

An amazing community is waiting for you!

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Connect at Our Events in Abu Dhabi

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Abu Dhabi. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Abu Dhabi. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Abu Dhabi.

Whether you just arrived in the city or have been here for a while, we invite you to join a special evening of socializing dedicated to new InterNations Members at Spaccanapoli Ristorante at Millenniu
Jun 21, 2024, 6:00 PM
2 attendees
Who's ready for a night to remember? Broadway, Abu Dhabi in Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Hotel on 27th Jun from 7:30pm till 11:30pm! Join us for an unforgettable evening! 💥Experience the magic
Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM
3 attendees

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    From United States of America, living in Abu Dhabi
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    From United States of America, living in Abu Dhabi
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    From United States of America, living in Abu Dhabi
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    From United States of America, living in Abu Dhabi
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    From United States of America, living in Abu Dhabi

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"An island in the Persian Gulf, though the city has now sprawled across to the mainland as well, Abu Dhabi can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Abu Dhabi? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Abu Dhabi’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the capital of the United Arab Emirates has to offer, from the five-star Emirates Palace, a palace-like hotel with a private marina to Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the UAE’s largest mosque and an architectural marvel, and much more."

    Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

    Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

    • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Abu Dhabi and connect with others.
    • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Abu Dhabi.
    • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Abu Dhabi and across the globe.

    InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Abu Dhabi Community today!

    Mix and Mingle with Americans in Abu Dhabi at Our Events

    Our Abu Dhabi community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Abu Dhabi’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the richest city in the world. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in the UAE in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Abu Dhabi!

    • Antoine Mariaux

      Thanks to InterNations, I've received very useful tips about the Emirates and expat life in Abu Dhabi.

    • Maria Loura

      The idea to connect expatriates in Abu Dhabi is just fantastic! Have been looking for such a platform for a long time.

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