InterNations, an organization founded in 2007 by three young entrepreneurs from Germany, is an established online social community (internations.org) that connects expats and global minds in all countries, including Abu Dhabi and UAE. The platform can be used to get in touch with other expatriates in the Emirates or for international networking to meet other members and ask for tips or advice prior to moving.
InterNations provides a great opportunity to mingle with expats from many nations and form a support network. Users of the site can obtain and share insider information in the UAE Expat Forums. Users can chat in their native language and discover more knowledge on institutions from their home country, including embassies. The site offers many opportunities to find others that can provide local knowledge of the city and information on the Emirian way of life and mentality. They can find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Abu Dhabi.
With InterNations networked community, expatriates can make new friends online and offline; its platform helps build up valuable contacts with like-minded Abu Dhabi expats to share experiences and reflections on life abroad.
Antoine Mariaux, a member of the Community for Abu Dhabi expats now living in Abu Dhabi, from France, had this to say: “Thanks to InterNations, I’ve received very useful tips about the Emirates and expat life (from tourist spots and shopping centers to working and education on to healthcare and housing matters) in Abu Dhabi.”
Maria Loura, a member of the Community for Abu Dhabi expats, who moved to Abu Dhabi, from Brazil, said, “The idea to connect expatriates in Abu Dhabi is just fantastic! Have been looking for such a platform for a long time.” She has been able to meet fellow expatriates in town.
It becomes apparent by reading InterNations Recommended Blog section, the site really helps its members to feel at home abroad, meet people and find information about their new environment. So many of them have come to rely on InterNations’ services to get access to editorial city guides covering activities, events and expatriate hotspots in Abu Dhabi and UAE.
In order to register, simply go to www.internations.org and then click the “Join now, it’s free!” link. Once your account registration has been entered, to setup a profile page, the Member Relations Team will go through the membership request and provide a response within 48-hours. For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.