United Arab Emirates

Your Expat
Community in the United Arab Emirates

Connect with fellow expats in the UAE
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our UAE guides
Exchange tips about expat life in the UAE

Peter B. Krehmer

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

Suzanne Payne

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

Welcome to Our Network of Expats in the UAE!

As-salām 'alaykum! InterNations welcomes you to our local communities of expats in the UAE! The UAE has a large and vibrant community of expats and with many professional opportunities available to expatriates it is one of the best destinations to start your new life. With so much going on it can be hard to know where to start when you first move to the UAE and that’s where InterNations members can assist you while you get to know your new home.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Germany or Peru.

Join Our Exciting Events in the United Arab Emirates

Attend our monthly events and activities for UAE expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our United Arab Emirates Expat Guides

Exchange Tips about living in the United Arab Emirates

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our UAE expat forums.

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in the UAE

Nestled in the southeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE is a country on the rise. Fuelled by vast oil reserves, the Emirates have experienced significant economic growth since the 1960s, quickly becoming one of the richest nations in the world. The seven emirates that make up the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain) have been transformed from barren wastelands into glittering desert metropolises. The UAE is a melting pot of cultures, with around 85% of the entire population consisting of expatriates. Many come to the UAE seeking new opportunities. InterNations' vast network of expats in the UAE is the perfect place to start looking for tips to help you land that dream job and find the ideal place to live.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Saudi Arabia or Spain, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in the UAE

InterNations UAE is a hub of insider information and is an absolutely essential tool for any expat seeking ideas to help with job-hunting. Check out the job board in our members' forum for some of a range of jobs dotted across the whole of the UAE. However, not everyone moves to the UAE for work. Some move to the UAE for the luxurious lifestyle and if you like to work hard and play hard InterNations has a variety of social events and groups to help you let your hair down. From 7-star hotels to serene desert safaris, the UAE offers an abundance of events and the InterNations Groups offer something for everyone.