A Review of Websites for Expats in the Middle East
By: Joyce Goodwin
Since working abroad is becoming more common, countless
websites for expatriates are popping up on the internet. We
took a look at some of the more popular ones:
Expat Focus contains expat
chat forums (e.g. general talks; employment; education;
housing and relocation; etc.); classifieds; news; general
information about the countries; an expat focus blog; etc.
Also has annoying sponsored links - but fewer than @llo'
Expat has - but you can just ignore them too. Countries in
the Middle East include: Saudi
InterNations.org is an online community, which provides a platform to connect with other expatriates. They have communities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Riyadh, and other cities around the world.
Expat-Blog.com (Middle East) contains links to blogs
from expats from various nations in Saudi Arabia, the UAE,
Qatar, etc. Check out the expats' blogs and see which ones
was formed in 1998 and has 6,891 members as of June 2012.
It's a place to ask questions and exchange information. (It
notes that any comments of a political or religious nature
will be removed.)
ExpatWomen.com provides links
and resources geared to women. It includes blogs and stories
(and some annoying sponsored ads). It has an international
focus, but has some links to articles/blogs for Saudi
Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar.
Canadian-focused (obviously) site about working abroad in
general. It has a Canadians in the Middle East forum.