Thursday, February 2, 2012

House Hunting in Abu Dhabi

I'm not sure if it's the fact that I spent 16 years in the mortgage biz, but I love watching house hunting shows.  Prior to moving here I really enjoyed watching the HGTV show, House Hunters International, where new expats would set out to find a house in a foreign land. Watching the show, I would dream of how cool it would be to choose a house in another country with architecture different than what I was accustomed to in Virginia.

Well, I sort of got my wish when we moved to the UAE, but I never stepped foot in any of our potential homes. Instead, my husband, who is an expert at documenting everything, took pictures for me...LOTS OF PICTURES.  I did all of my hunting sitting at a computer 7500 miles away, while he met with agents and walked up countless flights of stairs touring villas.

For those of you that also like house hunting, here's a small taste of what houses look like in Abu Dhabi.  Take note, these are actually on the small side.  Oh, and in case you're wondering, my villa is not in any of these pics.  See if you can spot the oddball.


tikvah73 said...

These houses are beautiful! I stopped by from Mom Bloggers Club and followed you. Would love to have you stop by and do the same! Amy B

Anonymous said...

I like the last house best. :-)


The last house always makes me laugh when we ride past it. It's around the corner from us. It just looks lost.

momto8 said...

what fun! lucky you!

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Cindy B. said...

It looks like we may have the opportunity to relocate there. Can you give me a sense of housing prices and neighborhoods?

Any other words of wisdom you can provide would be much appreciated. Our kids are grown but do need space for family visits.

Thank you!


Cindy, I would be happy to help you. You can email me at and let me know what area you will be working in, and I can give you a better idea of a few good places to live.