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  • Peter B. Krehmer

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

InterNations – Uniting Americans living in the UAE

Would you like to get in touch with other Americans in the United Arab Emirates? Are you in need of help and advice from your American compatriots? Or would you like to join other American expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the tiny emirate of Ajman?

Whether you have settled as an expat in the UAE or are still living in United States of America and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations the UAE offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of American expats in the UAE, coming from all corners of United States of America - from New York City, over Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

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    From United States of America, living in Abu Dhabi
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our UAE expat forums.

  • Got VPN?
    27 replies
    Jul 27, 2:43 PM
    Community member

    you can try nordVPN, but it's better to purchase it before you visit arab countries as they block most vpn websites

  • Any Snorklers/ Scuba Divers in the house?!?!
    25 replies
    Oct 27, 6:36 PM
    Community member

    hey Emil, im PADI certified and always down for a dive, ill be going to Fujarah (Dibba) late Jan with a group of people, let me know if your interested to tag along.

  • Life as an Expat in Abu Dhabi
    19 replies
    Dec 22, 6:21 AM
    Community member

    Elena, The bank debt issue is very important. If you need a car, buy an inexpensive one or rent until you are sure you like it here and you are in a happy and stable position. Obtain a short term …

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Find Tips and Advice on the UAE from American Expats

Of course, expat living in the UAE is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Americans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Emirati way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Americans in the UAE, residing in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharyah and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Dubai or Americans in Abu Dhabi.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for American food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Emirati InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from United States of America in the UAE.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our the UAE Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get stuffed turkey in Dubai.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for the UAE to get information on institutions from your home country, including the American embassy.

From the tiny emirate of Ajman to the richest city in the world, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly American expats in the UAE.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Americans in the UAE

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in the UAE. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Emirati shawarma, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Abu Dhabi’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the beautiful wildlife conservations and sanctuaries of Ras Al Khaimah as well as other beautiful landmarks in the UAE.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from United States of America and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Americans living 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.

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