It's Thursday again! I was drafting a little personal #ThrowbackThursday story that was meant to be published in my blog's Facebook page but then it got longer and longer that I thought, what the heck, I'll make this into a blog post instead! As you may have noticed in my previous posts and in my … Continue reading Start of my life as an expat
Working in Dubai can become quite an enjoyable and learning experience The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Expo 2020, Burj Al Arab and many more things. This is what strikes our mind, as soon as we hear the name "Dubai". A land full of exotic destinations and people from all the corners of the world- Dubai stands … Continue reading 5 Things you need to know about the work culture in Dubai
Just after I came back from vacation, I received a bunch of emails from readers of this blog asking how to go about finding/landing a job in Dubai so I thought I'd share some important things to consider before you hop on that plane! Do share your job seeking tips in the comments. Top photo … Continue reading Job Seeker Alert: Important Things To Consider Before Applying for a Job in Dubai
Lately a work colleague and I have been spending my lunch break at a small park behind our office building. We only have 30 minutes of break - it used to be an hour but then it was shortened in exchange for off on Saturdays but I'll take a short lunch break to be able … Continue reading Between the grass and the clear blue skies
Sorry for the lack of updates. Everyday, I promised myself to write just after I finish this work load but the time I finish the work load is only a few minutes before 6 pm when I needed to leave and go home. A few minutes to write a blog post when you're mind is … Continue reading Working on Christmas day?
I have a personal win: starting next week, I will be having TWO days off every week! After almost seven years of having only Fridays as off from work, I am so happy with this news. This is definitely something I have been praying for, for a long time now! Most of Dubai expats have … Continue reading Welcome, two-day weekend at last!
Today, I shut down my PC at work at 7:30 pm. I can't believe I spent an hour and a half of overtime on my last day of work - before my vacation starts. If you're new to this blog, you might want to know that we expat workers here in Dubai get 30 days … Continue reading Last working day before my vacation!
Being an expat in Dubai is an idea that keeps attracting countless people from all over the world and all walks of life. The reasons are fairly straightforward: with an economy that refuses to stop growing, tax-free income, a vibrant expat community (after all, some 80% of Dubai’s inhabitants are foreign-born), and one of the … Continue reading Expat life in Dubai
Another day, another new law in desert land, bluntly put: NO TENANCY CONTRACT, NO VISA. As if that doesn't explicitly explain the would be new situation for us here, it simply means, if you are not the leese (a person to whom a lease is granted) i.e., your name is not in the tenancy contract, … Continue reading Tenancy contract required for visa
One of the best things about working in Dubai, if you ask me is the annual leave (free trip home, baby!). Companies give employees 30 days of paid leave every year* + airplane tickets to their home country. Wonderful, isn't it? While an expat in Japan, I didn't have that luxury (as expats in most … Continue reading Annual leave is great if it’s your own