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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. "

Suzanne Payne

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. "

InterNations - a community of trust

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

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.

Next to the UAE we host several more communities in Middle East & Central Asia, e.g., our network of Expat Germany. Or you might be interested in our Expat Peru community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for UAE Expatriates

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the UAE Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in the Emirates, their partners and families.

UAE Guide for Expats

UAE Expat Guide

Expat Forum UAE

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our UAE expat forums.

UAE Expat Forum

UAE Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

UAE Expat Events

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.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expat Saudi Arabia to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Spain Expat instead!

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.

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