Why You Should Choose to Work in Abu Dhabi
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Abu Dhabi, as much as it sounds like an exotic, faraway land filled with genies and magic carpets, is a pretty familiar name to most. It has been home to numerous migrant workers;&nbsp;</span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Dhabi" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">starting with the Iranians</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> at the turn of the previous century. It was my Aunt’s home for the better part of the 80’s until she migrated to Australia. Dubai might be the migrant workers’ buzzword now, but Abu Dhabi remains the crown jewel of the UAE. </span></p> <h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">Why You Should Work in Abu Dhabi</span></h2> <div class="wp-block-image size-medium wp-image-5311"><figure class="alignleft size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="640" height="960" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-1122407.jpg" alt="Why You Should Choose to Work in Abu Dhabi" class="wp-image-10069" title="Why You Should Choose to Work in Abu Dhabi" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-1122407.jpg 640w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-1122407-200x300.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><figcaption>Abu Dhabi is simply gorgeous!</figcaption></figure></div> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lower Cost of Living</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Compared to other cities in the first world, Abu Dhabi is still relatively cheap. According to the </span><a href="https://www.thenational.ae/business/money/cost-of-living-decreases-for-expats-in-dubai-and-abu-dhabi-compared-to-other-cities-1.744289" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">2018 Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Abu Dhabi is 40th in the list, with Dubai ranking higher at 26th place. This means that, contrary to rumors, living in Abu Dhabi is more affordable than living in Dubai. </span></p> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">All the Advantages</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All the advantages of </span><a href="https://blog.trueprofile.io/choose-work-dubai/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">living in Dubai</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that you’ve read about are also present here in Abu Dhabi. Salaries in the Emirates are also very competitive compared to what the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries offer. Add to that the political stability and security that the Emirate offers and you’re set. When it comes to culture and </span><a href="https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/see.and.do/leisure/events.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">events</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, you’ll be happy to know that even the </span><a href="https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Louvre</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> found a home here.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Community and Family</span></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With all of its hustle and bustle, some people get suffocated and think that Dubai is a bit soulless and overrated. This is a feedback that you will not hear about Abu Dhabi. Some people prefer Abu Dhabi because it’s more laid back, more relaxed. Migrants with children often find themselves thinking of </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/13/abu-dhabi-citizenship-uae-foreigner-visa-india" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Abu Dhabi as their home</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. With over 80% of the population being overseas workers, there is a more a sense of community than there is of disunity. </span></p> <h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Work/Life Balance</span></h3> <figure class="wp-block-image alignnone size-large wp-image-5312 size-full"><img loading="lazy" width="1024" height="683" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-887827-1024x683.jpg" alt="Why You Should Choose to Work in Abu Dhabi" class="wp-image-10070" title="Why You Should Choose to Work in Abu Dhabi" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-887827-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-887827-300x200.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-887827-768x512.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-887827-1200x801.jpg 1200w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2021/03/pexels-photo-887827.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>You&#8217;ll find in Abu Dhabi a welcoming community.</figcaption></figure> <p><a href="https://www.aetnainternational.com/en/about-us/explore/living-abroad/expatriate-life/abu-dhabi-vs-dubai.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Expats</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> who live in the Emirates say that there is a better work/life balance in Abu Dhabi. There is less pressure to be at the latest shindigs, and therefore, less of a consumerist lifestyle. If you are an aspiring overseas worker, this is another good reason to consider working in Abu Dhabi. You get to take home more of your hard-earned money at the end of your stint, which for most people, is why they made the move in the first place.&nbsp;</span></p>