1 Year in Abu Dhabi

As of 9th March 2019, Tim and I have been living in Abu Dhabi for a year. I can’t believe how time flies. Since I was commuting to work for 6 months, I didn’t get to discover Abu Dhabi till I resigned from work and became a house wife.

My whole life I’ve been living in UAE. My life was between Sharjah and Dubai for 29 years and then we move to Abu Dhabi and it’s just completely different in the capital. Well the capital is very traditional and the city is built for families unlike Dubai where it’s fun and has an amazing night life. I hated being in Abu Dhabi but after living here for a year, I appreciated a lot of things that I never had in Dubai and Sharjah.

I appreciated how quiet the city is, unlike the other emirates I lived in. Sharjah and Dubai were always noisy and there is always something happening. Also there is no traffic and everyone in the capital are just so laid back and calm unlike Dubai and Sharjah where everything is in a rush. YELLA YELLA YELLA*

*Yella means hurry

Other things I noticed about the city is that it has those quirky nice cafes and restaurants. Abu Dhabi is known for Oil and Gas however there is another side to Abu Dhabi, it is the city of Art and Culture. Louvre is located there and Abu Dhabi has got amazing galleries to visit and a lot of historical and cultural sites to discover. Tim and I spend most of our time in Yas Island because most of the Abu Dhabi events happen there.

Besides the typical hang out at the Malls, there are fun places to visit such as Yas Water Park, Emirates Zoo, Car Museum, Warner Bros, Ferrari World, Observation Deck at Etihad Towers, Yas Circuit and many more.

I’m starting to accept living in Abu Dhabi. I haven’t found a job yet but I’m enjoying my time learning a lot about this city that’s different than the other Emirates.