US Nursing: Abu Dhabi
Those in the medical profession find that the life of the average and conceivably nurse or doctor in Abu Dhabi centres upon relaxation , shopping and socializing.
Many nurses become quite intoxicated by the increased wealth and the opportunities that the emirate has to offer the free spending expat. The community of expats , especially nurses, is very energizing and there always seems to be something going on.
Abu Dhabi abounds with souks, malls and airport duty free shops and the shopping is excellent here.
Nurses will see that Souks (markets) are a must for oriental carpets, gold and antique jewellery, electronic gadgets, designer clothes, cosmetics, spices and souvenirs. The Souk at Central Market, the Fish Souk in the Mina Zayed Free Port, the Al Mina fruit and vegetable souk or the modern adaptation of a marketplace at Qaryat Al Beri. Expats often buy family members back home such things as traditional coffee pots, Bedouin jewellery and antique chests.
For nurses that get out of an evening will find that nightlife in Abu Dhabi is lively and great fun, in many ways similar to Dubai just an hours drive away. Bars include the Jazz Bar at Hemingway’s, Trader Vic’s in the Beach Rotana and the Belgian Bar in the Intercontinental. Punters are often enticed by regular live music, happy hours, quiz nights and ladies nights.The top nightclubs are probably Le Meridien’s Sax Club, and Étoiles at the Emirates Palace Hotel.