Welcome to the UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Here at ADA, we like making people feel at home. So we’ve put together a straightforward guide to moving to Abu Dhabi, and feeling at home in the Emirate.

There’s no place like home, and there’s no place like the UAE. It is a young and exciting nation. It is not only one of the world’s fastest growing countries, it is the diversified market in the Gulf and a haven for tourists. But that’s not all. It has one of the highest living standards in the world. There is no other place like it. It blends the old with the new in a unique way. And we know you’ll enjoy it immensely.

The UAE’s capital is Abu Dhabi. There are 6 other emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The creation of the UAE happened in December of 1971, the current Ruler and President of the UAE is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In just over 40 years the UAE has transformed itself into a regional powerhouse. Oil dependence has now subsided thanks to the diversification of markets and industries.

Here is a useful and practical guide on things you will you need help with when you first move to the UAE, as well as what you can do when you’re a little more settled.