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Dubai Expat Interviews – Daisy Haggas

This week’s Into-yous features British expat Daisy Haggas

Tell us a little about yourself
I’m originally from the UK but grew up in Portugal and Morocco, I’ve been here for nearly 6 years and recently set up my own recruitment business specialising in the Advertising sector. .

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here
Moved in 2006 – for a change of scenery for 6 months, somehow I’m still here nearly 6 yrs later…

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where
in the Algarve, Portugal, and Morocco.

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
Buy the Explorer residents guide and get a job as quick as possible!

What surprised you most about Dubai
How relaxed it is for a Muslim country.

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai
in a villa on the palm

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
Left, left or right, right.

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date
Rugby 7s – every year!

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday
In Portugal, and if not in India

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai
My sister

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country
There isn’t anything you can’t get – although Yorkshire Tea is not so easy to get your hands on!

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them
Aquaventure and the fountains at Dubai Mall

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Please complete our 5 minute interview and submit your answers along with a profile picture (in JPEG format).

I moved to Dubai in July 1998 when my husband got a job out here.

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