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World economic center, the United Arab Emirates have known a fast development, while preserving a rich and diverse culture. Seven emirates can warmly welcome youfor your expatriation.

The labor market is really attractive: expatriates can find job opportunities in the fields of finance, aeronautics, hotel industry or even oil and gas. MasteringArabic would be an asset although English is widely spoken.

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Abu Dhabi is not only an excellent place to live and work, but it also offers world-class education. There are local universities and world-renowned universities within the capital that opens its doors to students from all over the Emirates and the world. Student life is as diverse as expats in the capitals workplaces because they mingle with people from all walks of life. International students flock to the UAE yearly to pursue their dreams and eventually settle in the city as well.

Abu Dhabi is an international city, and in most workplaces, you will interact and work with people of different nationalities. Every year, the capital welcomes new expats to the city because of its offerings of lucrative salaries, excellent quality of life in terms of residential areas and city life, as well as great compensation packages or benefits.

Abu Dhabi is a vibrant city full of life, and there are a lot of things to do both on weekdays and weekends. From spending a quiet day at the mall to enjoying sights and sounds in the evenings, there is always plenty of entertainment to go around for everyone no matter the age.

As of January 2019, the active population in the United Arab Emirates was 5.025 million, where 51.3 per cent is based in Dubai and 27.5 based in Abu Dhabi. The rest of the 21.2 per cent is in the Northern Emirates. This is from Central Bank quoting data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. While the employment sector significantly felt a slowdown in growth, jobs in leading industries are still as strong as ever.

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