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Moving to Abu Dhabi

Moving to Abu Dhabi is exciting, but it can also be a daunting process. Below are some words of reassurance and advice from College parents about moving to this wonderful city. We hope this gives you a reassuring insight into life in Abu Dhabi.

David & Linda (parents and Abu Dhabi residents)

"Our journey to Abu Dhabi started with a job offer to join Etihad airways; this was both an exciting opportunity for us as a family and also a mind game as to whether we were doing the right thing. Our son was in a very good school in the UK which also made the decision even harder. After a few trips to Abu Dhabi, much research and speaking to a number of very good schools in the area, we decided that we would make the move, and embarked on our journey into securing a place for our son Samuel at Brighton College. Our research on the College started by looking at Brighton College in the UK, whose reputation, is second to none. Early investigation into the College in Abu Dhabi had us worried that the school was only just opening, but gave us great confidence that the UK College had been heavily involved in the setup. In addition to this, we met many of the college staff in Abu Dhabi and started to get a sense of the family culture that is embedded within the College.  Our selection following this was an easy one; Samuel started in the January of 2012 and has been really happy ever since, making good progress in his studies. Our son has many lovely friends who come from all over the world. It has given him an amazing insight and greater appreciation and understanding for other cultures and how small the world really is. Abu Dhabi itself is a great place to live, the climate makes for a very outdoor lifestyle which also means that as a family we can spend time together whether at the pool, the beaches or more recently on the water. All in all, we made the right decision coming to Abu Dhabi, and selecting Brighton College for our son."