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Dubai Expat Interview – Loai

This week’s Into-yous features Syrian expat Loai

Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m 32 years old , have been living in Dubai my whole life. I’m a brand manager of a fashion brand.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
I was born and raised in Dubai

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
Yes, I was an expat in UK, London

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai:
I’m usually the one giving advice when it comes to Dubai. So my advice is “Enjoy it as it is, and don’t adopt the comparing habit, because it is unique but you haven’t noticed yet, Just give it some time.

What surprised you most about Dubai?
I was surprised with how safe Dubai and UAE was, every time I travel somewhere.

What area do you live in?
I live in Marina

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai?
Exactly where I’m living now

Your favourite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far:
Al Salamu alaykom

Your least favourite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai:
Where are you from?

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
Meeting, Shaikh Mohammad in person

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
In Spain

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

What is your favourite restaurant in Dubai?
Burj Al-Hamam

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country?
Nothing, everything is available here

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
The One and Only Royal Mirage”

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