Discussion in 'General Chat' started by delphine, Feb 6, 2014.
any information about Dubai. life, condition work…
Know someone that went and worked in the ME, he ended up in Dubai with a good job and good money. I did meet up with him over there a couple of years back and he seemed to be enjoying it. However he was on his own and left his family in UK only visiting one another every few months which I think took its toll as he's now back in the UK. oh its bloody hot in the summer, and expensive!!!
Sure there's some members on here that have lived (or still do) and worked in Dubai that can offer much better advice.
From what I've heard you live in a bit of an ex pat bubble, drink in hotel bars etc.
yes i heard about drink in hotel only that is fine for me as i do not drink but my husband will not like that but al least he will safe some money
I had a friend work there with his family and they seemed to enjoy it. A bit of a funny place to live and you have to respect the local customs/laws etc. Renting or buying a house is expensive from what I remember although flats are not too bad. My mate had a house maid and seems quite normal as well as being very cheap. The country is very family orientated with great baby changing facilities in all areas and also very pro breast feeding (even in public). It does get stupidly hot in the summer. Sockets in the house my mate had were 3 pin UK plugs (think was the same in most houses) but most electrical in the shops seemed to be 2 pin (one of many funny things). Another funny thing was I you had an accident then had to leave cars were they hit and then police would come along and assign who was at fault before cars could be moved. My mate would be very nervous when seeing a car behind with a single or double digit number as represented royality and no matter what happened it would always be your fault if you had an accident.
Great if you don't mind living in a place that was built on and condones modern slavery.
I found it quite a foul place and left after 6 months. I wouldn't consider taking a family there and although it's westernised as a woman you'll be a 2nd class citizen in many situations.
Just do a bit of googling. I work in the construction industry and the things I saw horrified me. If you can close your eyes to it and switch off the thoughts to live a better financial lifestyle then ......... enjoy.
EDIT - Actually as a western woman you wouldn't be 2nd class, that would be your husband as in all things native Emiratis are No.1, you'd be about fourth, above the domestic staff and manual construction "guest" labourers.
@mooperman lives there, hopefully he'll be along with some advice.
Seem to remember my mate saying he had a liquor license that he could buy booze with.
I would not move there if I was female. Loads of stories on t'interwebs about dodgy shenanigans.
If you are rich and white, it's a city state playground. If you're poor and Indian, you will be a slave.
I didn't like it at all. It's a horrible place and the sooner the desert reclaims it the better.
If you're a woman, don't get raped. You'll be charged with adultery and imprisoned.
Is that before or after the stoning?
Been offered work out there, really don't fancy it.
This might help:
The Best and Worst Things About Living and Working in Dubai : British Expat Community
Unbearable heat and not much booze.
I'll give it a miss
People rave about it for holidays, yet their photos often make me laugh.
They invariably look like a case of "101 things to do with sand"
Never worked, only been on holiday - never again.
As stated above as a female you'll be about equal with a stray dog with regards to standing in society!
My partners sister lives over there, life seems to consist of work, booze, work, booze... Ad infinitum
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