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Abu Dhabi

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Everything, you don't need anything here. - Sep 12, 2017
Hopes of saving money, learning Arabic, and making life long Emirati friends. - Jun 8, 2015
Expectations of consistent good service, winter clothes (except for travel outside the region), anticipation of an authentic Arabian cultural experience... - May 19, 2013
Umbrella (unless lined with sun repellant material and used as a parasol); preconceptions about the Gulf; sense that rules of the road are there to be followed. - Jul 20, 2012
Parkas, expectations of being in a traditional Arabic culture, and idealism. - Aug 9, 2011
Morality, sense of social justice, and wallet. Be prepared to pay the Abu Dhabi police a lot of money in traffic "fines." - Jul 17, 2011
Any notion that people respect the rules of the road; the roads are great, but the drivers are terrible. Preconceived notions of the Middle East with women's faces fully covered... this is not Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia. Winter coats, but bring light sweaters and shawls for the frigid air conditioning. Forget any preconceived notions that this is some sort of backward country. The physical infrastructure is very impressive. Abu Dhabi is a rather pretty, but artificially manicured, city. - Nov 7, 2010
Winter clothing. - Jan 31, 2010
umbrella. - Aug 25, 2009