Residential Areas of
Abu Dhabi

Understanding the benefits and disadvantages of the different residential areas of Abu Dhabi is a big help when choosing where to settle as an expat.


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Whilst Abu Dhabi looks to be a small island, the different areas can be surpisingly far apart at peak traffic times and accommodation prices can vary dramatically.

Find out why some areas are very popular and sort after and which areas might suit a family versus couples or singles working in Abu Dhabi.

Below is a list of each of the areas providing residential accommodation available to expats in Abu Dhabi.

Click on the respective area for an over view and the potential pro's and con's.

For more on the types of accommodation and their rental prices, check out accommodation types.

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