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img_0416 copyThis week’s Into-yous features British expat Rhys Carter

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a physiotherapist, specialising in lower back and neck pain; as well as sports injuries. I am outgoing and enjoy socialising and meeting new people – of which there is ample opportunity in Dubai! I am a sport nut – watching or playing anything with a ball!

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here:
I moved to Dubai just over a week ago – I’m very new! I moved here for work opportunities, and to join my partner who has been here for 2 years.

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into you 5:8:2015Today’s into-yous features Fatin

Tell us a little about yourself:
Helllo!! My name is Fatin, and I am a Early Childhood Development Speacilist. Currently working with Babilou Nurseries, Europe’s Leading Signature Child Care Group. Having such a strong team and high quality of staff it is a great place for children. I love working with the kids it is very rewarding helping a child grow and develop to his utmost potential. Read more

dubai-airport-150x150cFamilies flying out of Dubai for a summer break are preparing themselves for the airport’s busiest two days of the season – with some arriving four hours before take-off.
More than 75,000 will depart Dubai International Airport on Thursday and Friday, and the transport hub will already be busy with the usual arrivals and transfers.
The operations teams at Dubai Airports are also gearing up for the summer peak by adding support staff and ‘May I Help You’ staff at key touchpoints, such as immigration and security during the busiest periods.
Eugene Barry, the executive vice president of Commercial Group at Dubai Airports, said: “With many passengers leaving Dubai on vacation at this time, we want to ensure that everyone’s experience is as stress-free as possible.
By arriving to the airport early, utilising the online check in facility offered by airlines, or using our website to track their flight, we would like to get passengers through their travel formalities and to the departure areas as smoothly as possible. Read more

keep-calmThe burning question asked by every expat facing re-entry (and every repat in its throes) is this: “How long does it take?”
It’s a good question, but it’s tough to answer definitively, for a couple of reasons. First, every expat (and therefore, every re-entry) is different. Second, repatriation isn’t an event. It’s a process.
Yes, it can be quick. In fact, some lucky souls re-integrate almost immediately. Of the 539 repats who answered this question on my repatriation survey last year, 11% of first-time returnees said they started to feel at home right away.
I’ll confess to gnashing my teeth with envy when I read that. My experience was quite different. For me, it took about two years and involved a lot of dancing, of the one-step-forwardtwo-steps-back variety. Eight years later, I still have occasional relapses. But again, everyone’s journey is unique. Read more

bank-account-closed-150x150If you know you will be leaving Dubai then you must get organised as there is a lot to do. There are a lot of places you need to be physically present at ie to close down bank accounts.  Personal possessions, such as cars and furniture, can take more time than you realise to sell.

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dr-photo6This week’s Into-yous features Australian expat Johanna Richmond

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a licensed psychologist practicing at the Cognitive Behavior Clinic, Dubai with one counselor. We can help with all emotional problems, either long standing or recent problems that have come up that have led to confusion, sleeplessness or distress. I am also a psychodynamic therapist, psychodynamic therapy is for long standing problems. Unfortunately psychological problems don’t get better with time, in fact often they can get worse, we do not ’grow out’ of these. Read more

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