Quality of life

The UAE attracts various regional and international companies and is a favorite destination for employees from around the world.

Everyone can enjoy a unique lifestyle in Abu Dhabi, given its rich culture and heritage, excellent educational and health services, and an infrastructure that matches the world's largest capitals and cities. ​​​​​​​​​​​


The Government of Abu Dhabi is strongly committed to supporting and funding public education in the Emirate, with 25% of government expenditure directed towards education. Expatriate children attend a wide range of private and international schools offering globally recognized curriculum. Abu Dhabi had 250 public schools and 28 Adult Education Centres as of 2017.


Abu Dhabi has a comprehensive government-funded healthcare system and a rapidly developing private health sector that delivers a high standard of healthcare to its population. There are multiple private hospitals and medical facilities with exceptional medical practitioners boasting international qualifications, including large hospitals run by King’s College (London) and the Cleveland Clinic.


Since the year 2000, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has seen extensive investment in quality housing developments to serve the needs of its diverse population, from the Fareej-style homes of Emirati families to oceanfront villa residences popular with expatriates from around the world.


Income earned by individuals in Abu Dhabi is tax-free within the UAE, and salaries are competitive compared with those offered at the world’s leading financial capitals. Abu Dhabi is well served by a number of domestically-owned banks as well as many foreign financial institutions that operate here. The largest banking group in Abu Dhabi is the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), which has branches and ATMs across Abu Dhabi.


Abu Dhabi has one of the best road networks in the Middle East, with brand new multi-lane highways and well maintained suburban roads. Although the public transport system is expanding rapidly, most men and women drive in the Emirate, taking advantage of subsidized fuel and relatively low car prices. Nearly all major car makers are available in the UAE to accommodate the preferences of this multi-cultural society.