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Dubai Expat Interview – Fakhruddin

This week’s Into-yous features Indian expat Fakhruddin.

Tell us a little about yourself
I am 26 yo and a CPA by profession. I have joined an American MNC in Dubai and working in finance.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
10th July 2011, my new job

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
Yes, I was working and staying in Singapore before coming to Dubai.

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
‘keep moving on, no matter what! Dubai makes you lonely but always keep you going.”

What surprised you most about Dubai?
It’s versatility. Nationals from 195 different countries, that’s something WoW !!

What area do you live in?
Dubai Marina

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

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
Anta Jameel- ‘You are beautiful’

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
‘bye’

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
Mamzar
Madinat Jumeirah
Jumeirah beaches
The deserts of Khawaneej
Dhaid

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
Copenhagen, Denmark

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai?
My mom.

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai?
ummm- still exploring

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

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
Burj Khalifa
Jumeirah beaches
Ibn Batuta Mall

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The team at Expat Echo Dubai would like to feature you in our Into-yous section

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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