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By Betsy Burlingame

Summary: Digital nomads like living in Al Ain, UAE because it is a safe and affordable city with a high quality of life. The city is known for its low cost of living, excellent infrastructure, and access to a wide range of amenities. Additionally, Al Ain is a great place to work remotely due to its reliable internet connection and access to coworking spaces. The approximate population of Al Ain, UAE is around 600,000. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad in Al Ain is estimated to be around $1,000 USD. This includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, and entertainment. It costs around $500 USD to rent a centrally located, one-bedroom apartment with high-speed internet access in Al Ain. The best neighborhood to live in Al Ain is Al Jimi, which is known for its modern infrastructure, low cost of living, and access to amenities. The weather in Al Ain, UAE is generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit (10-35 Celsius).

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When we asked people living in the UAE about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"From sailing to golf to sky diving to horseracing, Dubai is an emerging market that has it all. Wafi City is a great place for various activities such as Sport club, various bars and restaurants, mall and the newly opened Raffles Hotel. Dubai festival City housed some of the most prestigious hotels, mall and residential area as well as golf club. There loads of clubs (each country usually has their own) and activities from charity to commercial events, although you will miss nature's beauty - summers are very very hot (4-5 months)," explained one expat living in Dubai, UAE.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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