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Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Lady Anne, Dubai

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday February 14, 2017 (09:49:39)   (643 Reads)
Lady Anne
Who are you?

My name is Lady Anne. I am a Filipino working in Dubai. I am a Medical Laboratory Technologist and a Travel Blogger.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Lindsey Parry, Abu Dhabi

Posted by: Scar on Friday February 10, 2017 (10:55:56)   (336 Reads)
Lindsey Parry
Who are you?

My name is Lindsey Parry, I’m a British freelance writer and mother to one, living in Abu Dhabi.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Barbara Edwards, Dubai

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday January 17, 2017 (12:10:17)   (471 Reads)
Barbara Edwards
Who are you?

I have been an educator for over 30 years with a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin. I have extensive professional experience both in the USA and in the Middle East. I was also an award winning sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Laura, Dubai

Posted by: Carole on Thursday June 04, 2015 (12:34:26)   (1709 Reads)
Who are you?

I’m Laura, ex-banker turned full time mum to 2 boys turned blogger over at Life with Baby Kicks.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We, being myself, my son and my husband, moved over to Dubai in 2011 when my son was 6 months old. We moved as my husband has always wanted to live in the Middle East, having spent the first years of his life in Bahrain, applied and got a job out here.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Kriska Marie, Dubai

Posted by: Carole on Sunday May 24, 2015 (22:46:48)   (1634 Reads)
Kriska Marie
Who are you?

I'm Kriska Marie, an IT Engineer by trade and a cook, baker, and blogger by choice.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Dubai, UAE, just last August 2014. My partner brought me here and we plan in staying here for good, if God permits.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Liz Totton, Abu Dhabi

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday August 06, 2014 (23:18:13)   (3138 Reads)
Liz Totton
Who are you?

My name is Liz Totton. My blog is called Lizzy of Arabia. I am originally from New Jersey, but we were most recently in the Seattle, WA area. We now live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. If I were asked to define myself in the present, I would say that I am an artist and a wanna-be writer.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We were supposed to come here 5 years’ ago, but then the economy took a nose dive here in the Middle East and, well everywhere I guess, and the project that my husband was supposed to take was put on hold.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Lynda Martinez, Dubai

Posted by: Carole on Friday April 11, 2014 (22:04:51)   (3078 Reads)
Lynda Martinez
Who are you?

I am a daughter (4th of 5), sister, wife, mom of 3, aunt of 9, photography enthusiast, and former high school teacher from Texas living in Dubai.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to the UAE in late 2010 because my husband’s company transferred him to Dubai.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Opening a bank account where I could be added to my husband’s account proved surprisingly complicated.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Gail Mallo, Abu Dhabi

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday April 03, 2013 (16:36:20)   (3064 Reads)
Gail Mallo
Who are you?

I am Gail, a Social Media Marketing Specialist, living and working in Abu Dhabi. I am twenty seven years old and recently married to my high school sweetheart. We met here in Abu Dhabi more than ten years ago when we were studying at the same high school. I grew up in Yangon, Myanmar and lived there for eight years then two years in Manila and three years in Abu Dhabi. For college, I went back home to Manila where I finished BA Social Science at the University of the Philippines Manila.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Until this year, I never would have thought I would decide to move abroad but after a life-changing event that happened to me, my father passed away more than a year ago, it changed me.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Cheryl Esteban, Abu Dhabi

Posted by: Carole on Friday January 04, 2013 (17:45:17)   (3911 Reads)
Cheryl Esteban
My name is Cheryl Esteban, I was born and raised in the Philippines. I moved to Abu Dhabi in 2005. I am currently working as a bank Customer Service Associate.

I decided to find a job overseas because back then I felt that my life had become one boring routine. I needed a change of environment and thought that if I get a job abroad not only will I get a considerable increase in salary, I would also have the opportunity to travel, meet new people, experience new things and live independently.

My story of moving from one demographic to another can be considered epic - well maybe not, I’m just being overly dramatic. Depending on what you believe in it can be a story of luck and coincidences or of destiny and fate.   more ...

Expat Experiences > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Zvezdana Rashkovich, Dubai

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday January 10, 2012 (23:44:47)   (5800 Reads)
Zvezdana Rashkovich
I am a Croatian/American author, blogger Interpreter, Third Culture Adult, (ATCK) mom of four TCKs and wife to a Sudanese Egyptian architect.

I grew up in Libya and Sudan, moved to the US in my twenties and later to Qatar. We moved to Dubai for my husband’s job in the construction industry and we have called it home for almost six years.

Even though we lived in Qatar for nine years and were familiar with the values and lifestyle of other Arab/North African countries, Dubai has been a revelation in terms of my previous understanding of Arab culture. I speak fluent Arabic and my family is Muslim yet Dubai surprised and challenged us all.   more ...

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