Living in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has become an attractive place to live and work in with excellent career opportunities. It's also a fast growing tourism destination that offers an unforgettable experience with a wide range of fun and adventurous activities.
If you've just arrived or are planning to move to the capital, here's some information about living in Abu Dhabi.
There is a large number of housing options to suit different lifestyles and incomes in Abu Dhabi. TDIC offers various housing opportunities in Abu Dhabi city as well as on Saadiyat island. To find out more about TDIC's full residential portfolio,
Private cars and taxis are the most popular modes of transportation for many of Abu Dhabi's residents; however, a wide network of public buses is also available.
Today, Abu Dhabi is home to a mix of international residents. Bringing up your family here is an enjoyable experience, especially with the exposure to other nationalities and cultures. The city has much to offer the families who live here, including both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Abu Dhabi is home to a large number of highly qualified schools, which adopt both the American and British education systems. The Abu Dhabi Education Council ensures that all schools adhere to high standards. The academic year starts in September and ends in June.
Private and public healthcare services are available in the UAE. General standards are high, with English-speaking staff and internationally-trained staff in most facilities.
Shopping plays a huge role in everyday life in this region. There is a large number of malls in the city which include hypermarkets, restaurants, cafes and shops offering international designer brands.
Activities, entertainment and going out
With the city becoming a melting pot of nationalities, it's no surprise that there is such a wide range of activities to fill your free time. Residents and visitors can enjoy everything from sports and dance to culture and music. Abu Dhabi has also become host to worldwide artists and performers and home to international festivals and art exhibitions. When it comes to food, you can get a taste of the cuisine you desire in Abu Dhabi. From French to Ethiopian, Abu Dhabi's got it covered.