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Dubai Expat Interview – Elaine Jasmine Ocampo

dora-1This week’s Into-yous features Filipino expat Elaine Jasmine Ocampo

Tell us a little about yourself:
Hi, I am an Event Manager of FHP Parties & Events Services. Ive been in the Company for 2 years almost.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
I came to Dubai April 2005 after  my Aunt convinced me to work here in Dubai.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
no

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai:
be tough

What surprised you most about Dubai?
Way of living

What area do you live in?
Bur Dubai

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai?
Dubai Marina

Your favourite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far:
Alhamdulalla

Your least favourite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai:
Shokran

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
None

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
Alaska

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai?
my daughter

What is your favourite restaurant in Dubai?
Fuddruckers

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country?
so many

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
Atlantis



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