Expat Blogs in Abu Dhabi

Few resources can build a better picture of life in Abu Dhabi than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.

Best Expat Blogs in Abu Dhabi

Arabian Notes

The go-to blog for any expats thinking of moving to Abu Dhabi, Lindsey writes about a range of topics relevant to life in the UAE. Her insight and and exciting lifestyle are the perfect introduction for what to expect if moving to Abu Dhabi.

Nationality: Scottish

Yabba Dhabi Dooooo!

After sixteen years in mortgage banking this expat blogger quit her job, packed the kids and moved halfway across the world to Abu Dhabi. She reflects on the nuances of Emirati culture, and manages to find the lighter side to even the most trying moments. 

Nationality: American
Yabba Dhabi Dooooo! - expat blog in Abu Dhabi

Lizzie of Arabia

A fantastic blog about the trials and tribulations of an expat mom living in Abu Dhabi. This blog is filled with interesting stories and useful advice about expat life in the UAE, and is a must read for anyone contemplating a move there with a family.

 ►Nationality: American
Lizzie of Arabia - an expat blog about Abu Dhabi

The Middle Class Abu Dhabi Expat

This online journal affords fellow Filipinos some valuable insight into life in Abu Dhabi. Kept and updated regularly, it is an attempt to document the life of a middle class, not uber-wealthy, Abu Dhabi expat. The blog is now inactive, but is still a valuable resource. 

Nationality: Filipino
The Middle class Abu Dhabi expat blog icon

Neil and Caz in Abu Dhabi

Neil Roberts, to take a line from his former homeland, is not bothered. This blog is his record of time in the emirate, and though he uses it as a platform to unleash his incredulity at Emirati occurrences every now and then, it’s more of a fantastic resource for those new to Abu Dhabi to find out what’s on and what’s not. The blog is now inactive, but is still a valuable resource. 

Nationality: English
Neil and Caz in Abu Dhabi - an Abu Dhabi Expat Blog

Abu Dhabi Days

An interesting blog by two Londonders discovering this beautiful part of the world and chronicling their adventures whilst living in the UAE.

Nationality: British
Abu Dhabi Days - an Expat Blog in Abu Dhabi


Sun, sand and sea...tales of the life of a British expat living in the UAE. This interesting blog is filled with words, humour and photos about the life of an expat in Abu Dhabi.

Nationality: British
Anexpatabroad - An expat blog about Abu Dhabi

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