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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Abu Dhabi, UAE - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home UAE Forum UAE Guide UAE Resources UAE Real Estate International Jobs Home UAE Forum UAE Guide UAE Resources UAE Real Estate International Jobs UAE UAE Newsletter UAE Tips UAE Expat Blogs UAE Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Abu Dhabi Guide to Living in Al Ain Guide to Living in Dubai Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Abu Dhabi UAE Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Abu Dhabi How long have you lived there 3 years What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Clubs sports and schools In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe This is an extremely tolerant islamic country All religions are tolerated although not promoted There are more races countries and ways of life than I have fingers toes legs and arms of counting Everyone can do their own thing and it is accepted My friends and aquaintances are British Canadian South African Emirati Yemeni Australian Indian Pakistani Jordanian Palestinian I think that we are diverse and accepting of differences What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Oil oil and oil construction and airlines are also big If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Respect local sensibilities and expect great fun More Expat Advice about Living in UAE Living In Abu Dhabi UAE Living In Abu Dhabi UAE Living In Abu Dhabi UAE Living In Al Ain UAE Living In Al Ain UAE Living In Dubai UAE View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a Property free Overseas Real Estate View All Properties Akumal Mexico Property for Sale Balikpapan Indonesia Property for Rent Bahia Canoa Ecuador Property for Sale Add a free Property Listing or Rental Listing

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Accra, Ghana - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Ghana Forum Ghana Guide Ghana Resources Ghana Real Estate International Jobs Home Ghana Forum Ghana Guide Ghana Resources Ghana Real Estate International Jobs Ghana Ghana Newsletter Ghana Tips Ghana Expat Blogs Ghana Travel Warnings Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Accra Ghana Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town Beach near Accra Ghana An expat in Accra Ghana offers a glimpse at life there and advice about housing allowances cost of living job opportunities expat clubs organizations and more What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Accra How long have you lived there 1 year What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others There are plenty of expat organisations and groups with various interests gym swim club bridge golf movies etc No matter what your interest you are bound to find a group to join or you can easily form one Join those groups that interest you For ladies NAWA is an excellent resource so is expataccra In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe Yes within the local community there are Christian Apostles and Islam and Expats are from around the world There are also many Africans from other nations Tolerance is generally very high however there is a tendency to take advantage of Expats within Accra and they are not as welcoming and friendly as Ghanians from the country What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Oil gas mining breweries and cocoa industries are the main industries Senior management or technical positions are the major career opportunities but work visas are limited so generally need to be very senior or have unique skills Jobs are usually advertised on overseas websites or people are promoted within If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Housing is extremely expensive so make sure that your company provides adequate housing allowance as even the most expensive properties are of low quality If you do not have an adequate housing allowance you might end up in a not very pleasant part of town and in a house that is virtually uninhabitable Cost of living here is generally very expensive More Expat Advice about Living in Ghana Living In Accra Ghana View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Adelaide, Australia - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Australia Forum Australia Guide Australia Resources Australia Real Estate International Jobs Home Australia Forum Australia Guide Australia Resources Australia Real Estate International Jobs Australia Australia Newsletter 10 Tips for Living in Australia More Australia Tips Australia Expat Blogs Australia Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Brisbane Guide to Living in Melbourne Guide to Living in Perth Guide to Living in Sydney Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Adelaide Australia Submitted by suzer Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Adelaide How long have you lived there 1 year What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Newcomers Network Adelaide Facebook Group http www facebook com home php group php gid 8236505681 Expats in Adelaide http www facebook com group php gid 8826383423 http expatsinadelaide blogspot com Bridgebuilder International Group http www bridgebuildersa com Meet in Adelaide http www meetin org city MEETinADELAIDE Multicultural South Australia http www multicultural sa gov au In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe The size of Adelaide can be a pro or con based on your personal preference It s a small city which operates more like a large town and while it is diverse it can be a bit insular It takes patience to break through and settle in What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs http www seek com au is the best web site for job hunters There are many recruitment agencies although finding the initial job can be difficult if you are not a native speaker of English Preparation is key If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them There is always something going on here no matter the time of year Coming to Adelaide is an adjustment just like moving anywhere else would be but there are plenty of opportunities to meet people and do things More Expat Advice about Living in Australia Living In Adelaide Australia Living In Brisbane Australia Living In Melbourne Australia Living In Melbourne Australia Living In Newcastle Australia Living In Perth Australia Living In Perth Australia Living In Perth Australia View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Join Today free Join Expat Exchange

    Original URL path: http://www.expatexchange.com/advice/58/23295/2/Australia/Living-in-Adelaide (2016-02-11)
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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Al Ain, UAE - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Guide to Living in Al Ain Guide to Living in Dubai Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Al Ain UAE Submitted by Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Al Ain How long have you lived there 2 years What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Major international hotels are in order of my preference the Intercontinental Hilton Rotana Mercure Jebel Hafeet The Palm Resort has a Rugby Club and Golf Club and both are good value Have a look at the Living in Al Ain thread on the British Expats site in the Middle East Forum it is a very popular thread and full of information about events schooling life in general In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe Al Ain is much more traditional than Dubai or Abu Dhabi so you will see more of true Emirati culture The Emirati are a very closed culture and men and women do not generally socialise together if you can make a few Emirati friends and be invited into the inner sanctum you will be very welcomed and valued however it is not easy to do that Most of the population in the Emirates is Indian over 50 and the Emirati are a very small percentage maybe 12 15 so it is very multicultural here Islam is the main religion and permeates all aspects of life here and it is very peaceful and non threatening What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs It seems to get a job here that pays anywhere near a decent wage you must have a degree minimum qualification Usually you will apply for a job from outside the country and come in under the sponsorship of an employer If your spouse or partner wants to find work it is available but you won t have the selection of jobs that you will have in the West And there is no job advertising so word of mouth is how you will find one You really have to talk to a lot of people If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Do it you will love it if you bring an open mind and some patience and don t expect things to be like it is at home The temperatures here are extreme up to 58 60 degrees in summer Winter

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Al Ain, UAE - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Check out www toastmasters org to find the club 2 For those who like to sing join the Al Ain Choral Society 3 Join in at social activities at lounges pubs in the local international hotels such as trivia contests karaoke etc 4 Go to the cafes Starbucks Coffee Bean Tea Leaf etc in the local malls on weekend afternoons 11 a m 5 p m You ll be certain to see people you know or make new friends Evenings it gets too crowded 5 Join one of the clubs are the local international hotels where other westerners go to swim exercise dine tennis etc 6 For sports enthusiasts especially men you can find rugby and other intramural sports 7 Join the Emirates Natural History Group www enhg org an interesting way to not only meet people but have an opportunity to explore the natural histories of the UAE and Oman 8 Your workplace may organize social activities including trips to the other Emirates for shopping sightseeing etc You may also be able to join activities at some of the other organizations companies in the area In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe There is definitely a lot of diversity The universities private schools K 12 and hospitals are one reason for a lot of diversity and a lot of Westerners in Al Ain A lot of Arabic and East Asian nationalities are employed in Al Ain However there is an over abundance of men living far from their families often milling around down town Al Ain on their day off from work The country as a whole is tolerant of the diversity and Western Ways to a limit Women should be sensitive to the imbalance of the genders and all should be respectful of the local culture and customs If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Since you will probably be far from family be sure to connect with people in Al Ain who come from your country You need to have friendships and contacts with those who have something in common your holidays traditions religion etc These people become your family They will help you adapt to your new homeland Someone told me this before I moved there he was right I didn t realize how right he was until my 2nd year there when I met and befriended some people who were like me in many ways fun easy going like to dance willing to be patient with our new home country and embrace it and found more satisfaction than I did my first year with those I befriended in my first month in UAE It did a lot for my morale to find the right friends But don t be too picky about friends Do not expect your job and life to

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Alexandria, Egypt - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Lucia Saudi Arabia Scotland Senegal Serbia Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Trinidad Tob Turkey Turkmenistan UAE Uganda UK Ukraine United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Join Sign In Home Egypt Forum Egypt Guide Egypt Resources Egypt Real Estate International Jobs Home Egypt Forum Egypt Guide Egypt Resources Egypt Real Estate International Jobs Egypt Egypt Newsletter Egypt Tips Egypt Expat Blogs Egypt Travel Warnings City Guides Guide to Living in Alexandria Resources Expat Health Insurance Mail Forwarding Mail Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Alexandria Egypt Submitted by DinaSavoie Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Alexandria How long have you lived there 15 years What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others There is Alexandria American ladies group It is unofficial social gathering for the American women s who live in Alex They meet once a month for coffee and planning events The group is involved with the American center as well There is another group called Alexandria women association They meet every Monday for coffee and they do mostly charity work around Alexandria and it is open for all expects not just Americans In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe Egypt is a Muslim country and there is a large percentage of christens as well They live in harmony for the most part Most people like expects and as long as you don t offend any one you will be fine What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs There are international schools in here American French and German and if you have the right qualification they really pay well There are several American companies in here and they work with government contracts I don t recommend coming over without having a job first More Expat Advice about Living in Egypt Living In Alexandria Egypt Living In New Cairo City Egypt View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report melodymckinley Profile Private Message Jun 20 2012 05 21 How can I find out what jobs are available and what companies are hiring in Alex Join Today free Join Expat Exchange to meet expats in your area or get advice before your move It s FREE and takes 1 minute List a Property free Real Estate in Egypt View

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Allendale, United States - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe The town is not very diverse mostly white upper middle class so I don t know how accepting they would be What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Most people commute to NYC If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them I think it s a wonderful area All of the surrounding towns are also desirable towns to live in It gives a country feel with very close proximity to NYC 15 25 miles depending on the town so you really get the best of both worlds Also the school districts are very good Only negative real estate is extremely high priced due to proximity to NYC Therefore you re paying a lot for a small house and yard However most people feel the trade off is worth it More Expat Advice about Living in United States Living In Allendale United States Living In Athens United States Living In Austin US Living In Austin US Living In Avon Lake United States Living In Basking Ridge United States Living In Bay Head United States Living In Bedminster United States Living In Bernardsville United States Living In Bernardsville United States Living In Boise US Living In Boston US Living In Boulder United States Living In Boulder United States Living In Brookline United States Living In Brooklyn United States Living In Burlington United States Living In Charlotte United States Living In Charlotte United States Living In Chatham United States Living In Chatham United States Living In Chatham United States Living In Chester United States Living In Cincinnati US Living In Clarksburg United States Living In Cleveland United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus US Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Columbus United States Living In Cortland United States Living In DeLand US Living In Denver US Living In Denver United States Living In Doylestown United States Living In East Northport United States Living In Evansville United States Living In Far Hills United States Living In Fountain Valley United States Living In Glen Ridge United States Living In Gloucester United States Living In Greenville US Living In Hackettstown United States Living In Hicksville United States Living In Hoboken US Living In Honolulu US Living In Jackson United States Living In Key Largo US Living In Lancaster United States Living In Larchmont US Living In Lockport United States Living In Los Angeles US Living In Maplewood US Living In Mendham United States Living In Milford Center United States Living In Minneapolis United States Living In Minneapolis United States Living In Montclair US Living In Montclair United States Living In Morristown United States Living In Mountain Lakes United States Living In Nashville United States Living In New Orleans US Living

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  • Expat Exchange - Living Abroad - International Living - Living in Almaty, Kazakhstan - Advice from Expats on ExpatExchange.com
    Shipping Relocation Auto Shipping Auto Expat Tax Real Estate Agencies Business Services Currency Exchange Education Expat Banking Expat Counseling Expat Finance International Jobs Language Cross Cultural Legal Services for Expats Pet Shipping Travel Insurance Visa Immigration Expat Advice Living in Almaty Kazakhstan Comments Print Tweet Create an Expat Profile for Your City or Town What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on Almaty How long have you lived there 2 Years What activities clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others Almaty International Women s Group despite the name it is open to both men and women They have a guide lots of activities and meet every Wednesday in the Ankara Intercontinental Hotel 10 30 to 12 00 Otherwise expat bars Mad Murphy s Dostyk Avenue very well known In terms of religious racial economic and cultural diversity are the people of this city or town diverse Are they accepting of differences Describe It s generally very relaxed There is no dress code the women in summer wear very revealing clothes Generally people are smartly dressed only the expats wear shorts in town I have never seen homosexuals openly walking hand in hand as in Europe so I have the impression this is not tolerated nor people kissing on the streets so I assume its not done What are the main industries in this city What types of career opportunities commonly exist How do most people find new jobs Insurance banking construction oil industry minning If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away what other advice would you give them Make sure they are well paid Almaty is expensive more than London or Amsterdam and much more than US cities Have good medical insurrance you need to be flown out for almost anything Only come if you like out door activities skiing walking there is limited cultual activity though what there ia is more accessible than other cities in the world Opera and ballet is inexpensive There are several art galleries and many up and coming artisits Buy the biggest stongest car you can afford land cruiser or similar the traffic is deadly don t take the local gypsy cabs unregulated cars which pick up people they are very dangerous Take great care crossing the road Bring as much of everything that you can it is probably available here but you won t like the price lack of choice or quality More Expat Advice about Living in Kazakhstan Living In Almaty Kazakhstan View all Reports Worldwide Write a Comment about this Expat Report Sign In to post a comment Comments about this Report guest Dec 8 2010 02 11 Dear Friends What are the things that one must bring to Almaty what can be left for purchasing there I m moving to Almaty in January for a job and i expect to be there for atleast 2 years Please advise

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