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Dubai Expat Interview – Hafees Aboobakker

This week’s Into-yous features Indian expat Hafees Aboobakker.

Tell us a little about yourself
Creative, accurate, organized, ability to work well under stress, good communication skills, adaptable, quick learner, strong interpersonal skill, good sense of humour… he he he :)

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
For me Dubai is best place to live. I am sure that I will achieve my dreams here.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
No, this is my first expat location.

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
No advice at all was given

What surprised you most about Dubai?
Safety measures and correct management of rules and regulations.

What area do you live in?
Deira

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai?
The Palm Jumeira or the Burj Khaleefa

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
Mabrooq, kayf halak?

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
Insha Allah

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
a lot…

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
My next holiday will be in the Kerala. Planned to go after 3 months. My dream destinations are New York and Spain!

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

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai?
Ravi Restaurant

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country?
I get more grocery items here but I just miss my mom’s homemade meals.

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
Burj Khalifa, Atlantis, Dubai Aquarium, Sheik Zayed Mosque etc.

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