Germans tend to wear their clothing cut pretty close to the body. Pants and jeans fall at least to the top of the instep if not further.Women in high heels often have pant inseams longer than their legs.
Thankfully, there was no difficulty at all in this area. To my knowledge, there are no other expats in the area in which I now live. I have even been proclaimed as a member of one family!
For those enjoying the single life, or who have yet to have children, relocating is simply a matter of negotiating the right kind of contract in the face of a rising cost of living, waiting for the appropriate paperwork to come through, and then embarking on the period of cultural adjustment that always comes attached to life abroad.
Though the majority of those living in Abu Dhabi are foreigners, behaviour in the emirate is nonetheless mandated by the Islamic faith, and it's essential expats familiarise themselves with what to expect and learn to respect traditional Arab culture.
I had spent 12 years in the Navy traveling the globe.
As a student of ancient history I decided to move to the Middle East and as I had friends in Jordan, this seemed the logical place to live. By far the biggest challenge was the fact that I still did not know much Arabic at the time of my move.