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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?
Driving is a dangerous sport in the UAE. I got a driving licence and hired cars from time to time but chose to use public transport/taxi most of the time. As with unpaid credit card...
What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
A wonderful opportunity to experience a different culture and meet people from all over the world while having access to most of the comforts of home.

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