Living and Working in Abu Dhabi

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Living and Working in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has been voted as the safest city in the world for a third year in a row. Abu Dhabi is home to people from all different nationalities, each contributing to the range of languages and cultures, not to mention food and local traditions. Navigating the mix and mayhem can be one of the best things about living in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The Middle East is an extremely welcoming part of the World and Abu Dhabi provides individuals with the opportunity to live in a cosmopolitan city which is full of diversity. The United Arab Emirates is largely made up of Expatriates from a range of different cultures which makes it an interesting country in which to live, work and socialise.

Abu Dhabi boasts fantastic weather all year round making the opportunities endless. World class leisure facilities can be found in tranquil deserts and unspoiled beaches in the city.

A range of 5 StarHotels, Shopping Malls and Beaches can be found closely situated to the city centre and surrounding areas. YasWater World, Yas Marina Circuit (F1 Track), Ferrari World and extensive sports and water sport facilities offers residents living and working in Abu Dhabi a high standard of living and quality of life.Developed, then redeveloped to host adjacent activities for the Formula One in Abu Dhabi, this stretch of fine white sandy beaches adjacent to the Gulf is one of the best parts of the city. With Al Mina Port on one end and Emirates Palace and Marina Mall on the other, this is the place to be on the weekend. Loved by fitness fanatics, families and swimmers, there are stretches of boardwalk, beaches dedicated to families, showers and washroom facilities, not to mention a host of new shops and cafés, many with beachside tables. Bicycles can be rented by the hour. On the weekends there are frequent art displays and events for children, including puppet shows. And there is almost always sunshine.

Abu Dhabi provides a wealth of opportunity for ambitious educators seeking to develop themselves professionally and is ideally located should you wish to explore the Middle East and rest of the world.Some of the most breathtaking and interesting locations in the world are less than a four-hour flight away: Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia; destinations throughout the Middle East; much of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka; Turkey; Greece; and so much more. People take a lot of vacations here, particularly during the hot summer months.

Many of our teachers spend their free time relaxing, using the gym, pool and beach facilities at Hotel Resorts. They also enjoy playing and competing in a range of sports, shopping in one of the many brand new Malls and Shopping Centres, attending a concertor sporting event such as the Formula 1 Car Racing Championships or socializing and sampling the cuisine at one of the many top quality restaurants.Abu Dhabi is expanding at breakneck speed. New five-star hotels – and with them a variety of tasty and trendy eateries – are opening all the time, and not just downtown. Yas Island and the area by the Shangri-la Hotel near the Grand Mosque are exploding with new restaurant, bar and nightclub options.Abu Dhabi offers a mind-boggling range of cuisine at restaurants at extremely reasonable prices. Pakistani, Indian, Lebanese, Nepalese, Vietnamese, Chinese and Ethiopian are just a few of the national foods on offer. Take-out food is also much less expensive than elsewhere in the world; a network of drivers on motorcycles will rush to get the food delivered to one’s door.

Dubai is also closely located and easily accessible by car or bus, it’s just a one hour drive away making it the ideal location for a day visit or a weekend break. Similarly other neighbouring countries such as Doha and Oman are only a 1 hour flight away and offer fantastic scuba diving experiences and the chance to explore more of the Middle-East.

The following websites provide useful information and guidance for anybody living and working in Abu Dhabi: