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  1. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi there, I am moving to Abu Dhabi as a single male in the banking/marketing industry. This will be my first major working gig abroad having worked for a few months on and off in Hong Kong. One of my big questions is where to find and connect with fellow expats who want to find new friends. I...
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, We're considering relocating to Sotogrande and putting our kids in the international school there. I'd love to know what it's like to live there year-round: 1. Is the heat unbearable in the summer? 2. Are there interesting things to do beyond polo and golf, neither being occupations we...
  3. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I am a young adult (19) considering spending 1-3 months in Puerto, Vallarta this summer. I have vacationed with my family in nuevo vallarta and am also familiar with sayulita, bucesrías, puerto vallarta (old town), and yelapa. I have also spent time in monterrey volunteering in an orphanage. I...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hey my name is Natasha and I'm 24 :) I've been in Spain now for almost a year with my boyfriend and only just discovered this site. I've had a great year but would really like to make some friends that actually live here. I've made work friends but international teachers tend to come and go...
  5. Articles: Europe
    When moving to a new country it is helpful when local people and those you work with are friendly as becoming an expat, especially for the first time can be daunting. The British as a nation are known for their reserve but new research shows that they are actually friendlier than you might...
  6. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    We moved to Dubai two months back and found a place to live in Mankhool area because we thought it would be best place for having a social circle due to so many Indian families in the area. To the contrary, I find most people in Dubai do not care to socialize. My 5 year old daughter is unable to...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello Guys, My name is Aziz. I recently moved to the UAE to finish my undergrad degree. I am 22 years old and Im having trouble finding dates my age since; all the people I'd like to meet are here for work and are older than 24 years old. As you can see its a very different demographic. Also, if...
  8. Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand
    Hi, I have been living in Bangkok since January my family are now joining me in 2 weeks and despite having a days house hunting with the relocation agent we are none the wiser where to live. We have looked in Bangna, Ekamai, Thonglor and Phrom Phong. Our son is 4 and will go to Bangkok Patana...
  9. Guides
    When it comes to integrating overseas, British expats certainly live up to their reserved and unfriendly stereotype, with almost a third never going beyond their social groups, new research has found. British expats living in African countries and the United Arab Emirates are the least...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    We are moving to Dubai in January and, having spent a month at Arabian Ranches a couple of years ago, I really liked it and think I would enjoy living there. What I particularly liked was the lovely Spanish Colonial style Clubhouse and the Ranches Restaurant with its terrace overlooking the golf...
  11. The Sandpit
    I have been divorced for the past 4 years, where I met my control freak , verbally and physically abusive boyfriend who has controlled my movement, intimated me, called me names, belittled me, shame **** me and I got stripped out of all my friends. Now am just a shadow of human, with no single...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi all, I signed up to this forum with the aim to get some help or pointers about meeting people and making friends while in Paris. I just moved here for work purposes and will be staying around for a bit. I'm trying to meet people, make friends but it's proving to be a bit difficult. I tried...
  13. US Members Lounge
    Hi all, My boyfriend and I recently relocated to New York for his job and are both new to the city. We used to live in Singapore (although are Brits) where we had a great circle of expat friends, who we are dearly missing. New York is a much bigger city and we are struggling to meet people...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi all, I am new to this forum and would like a little help and guidance please. I am looking to emigrate to either Lanzarote or Fuertevnetura within next 2-3 months. I currently have my house on the UK market and am confident it will go quite fast. I am looking to buy a 3+ bed house ideally...
  15. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi All, i just started looking at this site.. I am an IT guy coming to Dubai mostly end of August and will be there for 3 weeks .. I was looking to find people to hang out with. I was thinking how I am gonna be spending my time but looks like there are quite a few people here .. IDK how to reach...
  16. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hey Im new to this whole forum business, and spain haha but Im looking for people to meet and have a few drinks with... Its quite lonley out here! I promise im not some weirdo! im just 20, from England and looking to make some friends out here. Also... dying for some cush so if anyone could...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I have registered on behalf of my mother. Her and my dad have lived near Chateaubriant for about two years. Sadly, my dad died unexpectedly a few weeks ago and my mum is now out here on her own. I am trying to find out about other English-speaking people in the area as she really...
  18. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hi, I'm considering a job opportunity in Guadalajara. This opportunity would make me country manager of my companies operations in Mexico. I now know that I want the job from a professional standpoint. The question now is: do we (my girlfriend and I) want the lifestyle that Guadalajara would...
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