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7 Reasons to Live and Work in Abu Dhabi

  • by: Adrian Mansfield
  • On: 11, Jan 2018
4 min read
Abu Dhabi is one of the most fantastic cities in the world, with excellent opportunities for engineering work. 

Abu Dhabi

The UAE is becoming an increasingly attractive job prospect for engineers and technical workers looking for new careers and new ways of life.

Here are our top 7 reasons to move to Abu Dhabi:

  • Culture

Just 9% of UAE residents are born in the country, providing Abu Dhabi with a rich and diverse culture. A home to people from all different nationalities, the United Arab Emirates is a fantastic place to experience a variety of food, festivals, religions and traditions, and learn new languages. Expats in Abu Dhabi can build their careers by networking with new people every day, and learn new ways of working.

  • Non-Taxable Income

The UAE government offers tax-free income, allowing professionals to achieve high savings and meaning that building a strong financial future is one of the many reasons to live and work in Abu Dhabi. Higher salary potential and greater financial incentives set the pace for the 270,000 new jobs to be created in the UAE before 2021.

  • High Employment Standards

Convenient working hours and high standards are part of the attraction of the UAE. Those who live and work in Abu Dhabi work a maximum amount of eight hours a day or 48 hours per week, which is regulated by the UAE Labour Law, and which is reduced by 2 hours per day during Ramadan. Annual leave can range from 22-30 days per year.

  • Climate

The warm and sunny climate is enough of a reason to move to the UAE – the Emirates sees an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine every year, with 13 hours of sun a day in June, its brightest month. In the hottest month of the year, August’s average temperature of 36°C (96°F) and the coldest is January at 18°C (64°F).

  • Economy

Abu Dhabi is the centre of political and industrial activities in the UAE, and due to its position as the capital of the Emirates, it is vital to the UAE’s flourishing economy, which is predicted to grow by 3.9% in 2018. Abu Dhabi accounts for two-thirds of the rapidly growing $multi-billion United Arab Emirates economy, and the potential for financial success attracts many works to the city. 

  • Lifestyle

Home to The Corniche, a beautiful stretch of white sandy beaches, Abu Dhabi offers plenty of leisure activities for an active and fulfilling lifestyle, as well as excellent standards of healthcare and education. State of the art facilities and international events including the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Volvo Ocean Race saw Abu Dhabi voted the happiest Arab Country in 2017.

  • Travel Opportunities

In addition to the sunshine and beaches of the UAE, those who live and work in Abu Dhabi also enjoy the opportunity to travel all over the world. From the Middle East to Addis Ababa, from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to Turkey and Greece, a wealth of exciting trips around the globe are less than a four-hour flight away. Abu Dhabi offers job opportunities combined with unforgettable life experiences, so it's not surprising that so many engineers are moving their lives and careers there. 

Want to live and work in Abu Dhabi, but need help with your job search? Check out our Top 7 Tips for a Successful Job Interview. Find out more about working abroad

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