Abu Dhabi Travel
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Living in Abu Dhabi

Living in AbudhabiIf you are planning to migrate to Abu Dhabi, there are many things you must know about the place before you pack your bags and take the first flight to Abu Dhabi. Certainly, you would not want to experience culture shock, even though Abu Dhabi promises many wonderful things for you.

Although Dubai, the second largest emirate, has been hailed as the most popular tourist destination in the world, Abu Dhabi can never pale in comparison. This largest emirate boasts of world class tourist destinations, luxury hotels, big malls, historical mosques, and many other things besides.

Since you will be living in Abu Dhabi, you will most likely look for employment there. It may please you to know, then, that there are many job opportunities available for you. Abu Dhabi has a stable economy, after all, and this attracts investors and multi-national companies to invest and/or put up offices in Abu Dhabi, thus opening many doors for employment. The best part about working in Abu Dhabi is that you get your salary tax-free!

It hardly ever rains in Abu Dhabi. The sun almost always shines all throughout the year, and the heat can be intense during the summer months, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius or so. It is always a goof idea to wear sunblock and to turn on the air-conditioning unit especially around this time.

You can choose to have your own car in Abu Dhabi. There are lots of second hand cars that you can get at very low cost. However, parking is often a problem, and there are lots of reckless drivers around, so you have to take the necessary precautions when on the road. In case you prefer to commute, there’s quite an abundance of green and white taxis, and they do not cost much.

When it comes to housing, there are many apartments that you can rent. Actually, you do not have any other option but to rent because expats are not allowed to have their own place in Abu Dhabi. A two-bedroom apartment may cost you around 60,000 dirhams per year. The rates are cheaper, though, outside the city area.

You can also hire the services of a maid if you want to. Maid service in Abu Dhabi is around 1,000 dirhams or even less per month. If you want somebody to do your laundry, clean the house or watch over your kids, then you should hire the services of a maid to do these things for you.

In the event that you feel bored, you can go leisure shopping to while away your time. Abu Dhabi has plenty of big malls you can literally shop till you drop.

Abu Dhabi is relatively safe and peaceful. The people there are law abiders and they respect Islamic teachings very much. Crime rate is expectedly low because the people there avoid as much as possible anything that is not in accordance with Islamic teachings.

If you are considering moving in to Abu Dhabi, all these things will give you the confidence and the security that you are moving to somewhere much better.