Dubai Expat Interview – Sabrina Montgomery
This week’s Into-yous features American expat Sabrina Montgomery
Tell us a little about yourself:
Hello I am a international Songstress and Entertainment consultant.
As a Jazz Artist I have had the pleasure to perform internationally for luxury brand hotels and venues in Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In Australia I have performed with the legendary Jimmy Barnes and the highly talented Jazz musicians of Melbourne, USA and Europe.
Since then I have travelled the world as a international Singer/Musician. I have sourced performance contracts for singers and musicians for Las Vegas to Melbourne Australia.
When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here:
I moved to Dubai last December …. And performed at The Fairmont on the Palm.
Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
China, Japan, Australia
The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai:
To be accepting of other cultures … The Enshalla Time (smile)
What surprised you most about Dubai?
How fast Dubai is growing … A melting pot! How good it is for expats.
What area do you live in?
If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai?
Your favourite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far:
Enshalla ( smile)
Your least favourite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai:
Enshalla ( smile)
What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
Fabulous venues, good food, great conversation!
Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai?
My friend Sue
What is your favourite restaurant in Dubai?
Nobu on the Palm
What grocery item do you most miss from your home country?
Southern fried chicken (proper)
When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
The Palm everywhere!