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Has anyone had or having the experience of living and working in Dubai? I am thinking about it now, and hope to move in the course of next year, I have no a clear idea how is life there, work permits, salaries and housing...so if anyone can drop me any comment on this would be welcome!
firend of mine went traveling and worked out there in a school teaching english. he said it was one of the best experiences of his life.
he says the conditions were not great but if your traveling then do you care?
he was there for 6 months. now hes a preacher.
Mate of mine lives there. Loves it. He's into the glamourous girls / bars / and can stomach the second rate music scene though.
Not something I'd be too fussed about, London or NY for me.....
Horrible place, I grew up there and I would touch it with a barge pole. Its fine and actually quite if you want a cheap holiday in the sun for a week but otherwise. I wouldn't recommend it. You would be better served picking up some clients out there and working remotely form a more desirable place to live.
say goodbye to freedom
- remember a story of couple being arrested for drinking juice on Ramadan ... no thanks.AbuseTheSystem
- hey, just be alert to local customs, really, if you're travelling, you should anyways - it's the respectful thing to do.doesnotexist
- yeah, but dont you think thats a bit out of line???Antonelli
I worked out there this year for a couple of months and they'd have to pay me a hell of a lot more to go back to that place.
If you care at all about culture, art, music, interesting social life then it's not the place for you. It's like all the worst bits of the west end of London, all faceless offices, awful chavie bars filled with suited wankers drinking crap over priced cocktails and so on without any of the good parts. No soul to the place.
The place is all about the image it projects to the rest of the world so you have the worlds tallest building going up in front of your eyes while there is next to no public transport or even any decent pavements to walk on.
The worst part of it for me was the local culture of that part of the world has been totally lost to western commercial forces. A good example of this is when I was there I took a desert safari trip - good laugh, bombing about in a jeep up and down sand dunes; but we pulled up to take photos of some camels and I later found out that camels aren't native to that part of the desert and they have been imported because it's what they think tourists want to see in a desert.
Last year I really wanted to move to Dubai, it seemed good, well paying jobs, good bonuses,
then I started doing some serious research about it and the more I learned, the more I was appalled,
if you really want to go, do it, but if you're moving there because you're running from the truth,
it must be the worst and strangest place to live for a open mind.
click filter and search Dubai. This has been discussed a lot here for some reason.
Use the search filter, there's some wise advice and an epic story by ninjasavant
It will look fantastic in 100 years when free energy is discovered and oil's worthless. Devoured by the desert, abandoned skyscrapers sticking out.
This would actually make a great futuristic artwork now..
a friend was there in 2006 like grafik designer ... good money but the life is shit , he come back home after 2 months ...
hmmm, sounds interesting waht you all saying, I mean at least sounds honest! I do care about culture, music, art a real people. do you reckon that since there is none of that in a quality level, that is a place to make money?
why would you want to move to a dessert? Do you know what there laws are like?
- money. no, dont know the laws, but i am not an outlaw, or have intention to be, as long I am allowed to do my regular stuff I am not worried...valentim
- as long as a public snog isn't part of your 'regular stuff', should be okay!paraselene
"hmmm, sounds interesting waht you all saying, I mean at least sounds honest! I do care about culture, music, art a real people. do you reckon that since there is none of that in a quality level, that is a place to make money?"
If you want to make money then it's alright, go for a year, don't worry about the social life (if as you say you like culture, music, art and real people there is nothing there for you), save your money and come back to an interesting place to live when you're happy with your bank balance.
Don't go there and live like normal (it's not cheap to do every day things like enjoy a nice pint after work and for the most part it's not a place to really get great bargains), live quite, work hard and you'll clean up.