Communication is key! In the UAE the way we communicate has drastically changed in the last five years. When our family first came to Abu Dhabi Video calling was difficult, at any given moment the government could shut down those capabilities. This was based on intelligence decisions to safeguard their citizens or for reasons the public will never know. This forced communication back to real telephone calls or email and text. With Covid the need to communicate, educate and do business has changed. Zoom has become a reliable platform in the UAE for all these tasks.
Business could not stop any more than necessary under the Covid restrictions. Communication has now been required to be more reliable for their citizens. In the past, disabled video calls crippled social media’s ability to connect its users. The effectiveness and reliability of commonly used Facebook or WhatsApp was a challenge. One could say Covid helped make Zoom in the UAE a trusted tool as a result.
If you do not have a zoom account it is easy to get and essential for an expat! Most friends and family of expats live elsewhere. Navigate to the Zoom website in your browser or go to the App store on your phone. Sign in using your Google Account. This is much simpler than creating profiles in every app or platform you use. Most have a choice to link your accounts.
Communicating as an Expat has never been easier! Keep those you love close, with Zoom!