A warm welcome to the InterNations Community for expatriates here in Islamabad! InterNations is a network for expats in cities across the globe to find like-minded individuals and share advice on living and working abroad. The expatriate lifestyle can be tempting, but you're likely to have many queries about the potential hurdles of making such a move — by making use of our network and taking advantage of our members' collective wisdom, you can quickly get any questions you might have about living and working in the Pakistani capital answered. Whether you're wondering "how should I dress when going out in public in Islamabad?" or "what are the best international schools in Islamabad?", you'll be sure to find an answer among our knowledgeable and experienced members.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Shanghai.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Islamabad expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Islamabad expat forums.
Islamabad is effectively twinned with the nearby city of Rawalpindi, the two cities comprising a large metropolitan area but with significant differences. While Islamabad is a purpose-built capital arranged in a grid system, Rawalpindi sprung up in the 19th century and has a more traditional, bustling feel. Both cities boast a wide variety of incredible museums, great restaurants, and spectacular nearby scenery to amaze any visitor. Most expats in Pakistan reside either here or in Karachi, as they are major financial and industrial centers, so you'll be sure to find plenty of other expatriates who share your language or culture to meet up with.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Riyadh or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Our members on InterNations come from diverse backgrounds, and all went through an approval process prior to completing the registration so you can ensure any interactions you have with the network will be relevant and courteous. As well as helping you out with any questions you might have about taking the step of living and working in Islamabad, our members also organize offline activities. So after you've joined InterNations and posted on the forum, you may wish to get involved in an InterNations Group, whether your interest is in hiking or learning Urdu, or you want to start your own group. Don't miss out on great opportunities for networking and socializing and take advantage of any opportunity!