Who could answer some questions comparing the two? Alternatively, Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Though this one would be less useful. The situation is, I just wasted a year of my life being miserable in Oman. I don't want to repeat that mistake. I'd pretty much decided that the Middle East wasn't for me, then I spent a weekend in Dubai. Not long, no. Enough to notice that a few of my biggest frustrations didn't exist there, but obviously not long enough to get a real feel for the place for daily life. Anyway, some good jobs have come up in Abu Dhabi and I'd like to know if the things that made my stay in Oman miserable are present in Abu Dhabi. Thanks.