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Dubai Expat Interview – Kubra Ozsu Clarke

This week’s Into-yous features Turkish expat Kubra Ozsu Clarke.

Tell us a little about yourself
I am a happy young newly wed looking for calm and peace in life. I like helping people especially those less fortunate than myself. I love my job! It keeps me busy, I almost forget about time when I am in the office. I am very happy to be part of the Eton team, especially the Marketing team. I like my colleagues and our very friendly and cosy atmosphere. I think true happiness is comes with a job you love and going with a big smile on your face. I enjoy shopping, writing, reading, socialising with my friends, learning new things. I have a passion for food and enjoy eating out and trying new things especially at weekends. I have a strong belief in following a healthy lifestyle and I am trying to do yoga.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
I moved to Dubai just after getting married in Istanbul, December 2011. My husband was working in Dubai so I had to move here for us!

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
No, this is my first expatriate life experience, I feel lucky I am in Dubai.

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
I was told it is a very relaxed country. Enjoy your time and make the most of everything.

What surprised you most about Dubai?
Everything! Since it was far better than my expectations.

What area do you live in?
The Greens.

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai?
I love my apartment in the Greens, we have very impressive view from our balcony.

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
Khalas and Shukran.

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
Almost none.

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
Watching sunset in the dessert and by swimming in the sea, it is amazing!

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
Well, I want to spend all my holidays in my home country Turkey. But have to persuade my husband for this. I think I am homesick!

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai?
Mumzy and my 2.5 years nephew.

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai?
I like Lebanese restaurants in Dubai. I can not forget the taste of the food at Banyan Tree Resort!

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country?
Everything 😉 Manti and real Turkish kebab the most.

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
Atlantis, Jumeriah Medinat , Dubai Mall, Sunset Beach, Bab Al Sharm.

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