As-salām 'alaykum and welcome to your InterNations Community of expats in Al Ain, the fourth largest city in the UAE. We've created a wealth of information especially to support expats as you navigate the sometimes tricky process of relocation. With detailed guides and advice, you'll find the answers to your questions like "what social taboos should I be aware of?" and "what is the cost of living in Al Ain?". At InterNations, we aim to help you overcome any dilemmas and remove those common obstacles expats often face. In our forums, for example, you'll find our friendly members who are always ready to help and share their experiences; their first-hand knowledge is invaluable as you create your own life in Al Ain. InterNations gives you all the tools you need so you can feel confident as you move forwards.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Al Ain expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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Exploring the city, you'll soon discover Al Ain's charms including a pleasing selection of traditional open air souks competing with larger shopping malls. Meanwhile, cultural attractions such as the Bronze Age ruins at Hili Archaeological Park, museums, restored forts, and a Classical Music Festival entice visitors away from the more glitzy cities in the UAE. When compared to the larger areas such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is relatively unspoiled, with a lower population density, a larger amount of green spaces, and a more laid back atmosphere. Multinational companies are currently a rarity but expats may instead look to the healthcare and education sectors. With excellent medical facilities and several university and college campuses, expats with the right experience may find intriguing opportunities in the Garden City.
Whatever your new life in Al Ain holds, you can be sure that you're part of an exciting global community of expats. You are warmly invited to meet our members, socialize, and network in person at our events and activities in Al Ain. Don't forget to explore the InterNations Groups where you can share your interests in dining out or explore the city together and start getting to grips with Al Ain. We know that building a new social circle can be difficult, so come along and join in with like-minded expats who are already enjoying life in the UAE. After all, InterNations offers you the best of both worlds: comprehensive information and social opportunities.