dear arabian diary
living in abu dhabi are more suitable to families ,unlike dubai .offcourse dubai is a beuatiful place but it is very fast city . And there is a lot of people
abu dhabi unlike dubai has more green places like gardens ,there is a shopping malls but you can not compare it to dubai shopping malls . Any way they are big and can satisfy the needs .
Regarding schools you can find a lot of western schools like canadian ,british, and even american schools.
The problem in abu dhabi is the accommodation ,the flat rent is very high comparing to the salaries .you can not find a good flat which consist only from 1 bed room and living room with less than 120000aed while the 2 bed rooms can reach to 140000-150000 depending on their location this is for the flats in towers ,while the flats in villa it is less than this by 20000aed but the utilities in villa is not good all the time
i hope this give you a figure for abu dhabi