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Expat Community: Very large, as expats make up about 70% of the population. The community includes a wide range of nationalities, with large numbers from India, Egypt, and the Philippines.

Cost of Living: High, particularly in terms of housing and private schooling. However, salaries are typically tax-free, which can offset the higher costs.

Quality of Life: Moderate. While expats have access to good healthcare and educational facilities, the extreme climate and conservative social environment can be challenging.

Ease of Settling In: Arabic is the official language, with English widely used in business. Social norms are conservative, and adapting to the local lifestyle and restrictions can require significant adjustments.

Work Opportunities: Dominated by the oil sector, but also opportunities in construction, education, and health services. The economic reliance on oil has created a range of jobs, though these are often sensitive to global oil prices.