Abu Dhabi - Post Report Question and Answers

Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes. - Feb 2020

Yes, definitely. We have been very happy here. Life is pretty good here, and it's a nice bonus to get 10% differentials (you earn them though with the summer heat, air pollution and other restrictions). We don’t think we’ll ever live at a post like this every again (that’s not in Europe) that can offer all the things the UAE offers, while still getting differentials. - Jun 2019

YES!!!! - Sep 2017

Probably not. - Jun 2015

No. I find the local culture to be pretty oppressive, the weather horrible, and the quality of just about everything to be weird. It's not nice to be in a place where everyone )except the few local nationals) is expendable, where everything depends on cheap, imported labor, and where status symbols and conspicuous consumption are what people seem to care about. - May 2013

Yes. - Jul 2012

Probably. The Emirates is a weird place in ways it's almost impossible to understand without being here, and it can get trying. For Embassy people, as previously noted, it's neither a warm nor an especially service-oriented work environment, but it's not actively awful, either. The summer is exhausting - but then there's the rest of the year, and there really are lots of advantages that, on the whole, outweigh the problems. - Aug 2011

Definitely not. It's a morally bankrupt country where nobody, except Emiratis, have any legal rights. The American Embassy is the most unhelpful I've ever experienced. Traffic fines are exorbitant and private sector workers can be fired or not paid for no reason at a moment's notice. Pick another country please. At least they don't behead in the UAE. - Jul 2011

Absolutely, in a heartbeat! I live well and have lots of friends. What's not to like? - Nov 2010

I don't think so. Although safe, I'm just not a fan of the sand. - Jan 2010

Yes. - Aug 2009

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