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Dubai Expat Interview – Yedessa

This week’s Into-yous features Yemeni-Filipina expat Yedessa.

Tell us a little about yourself
I’m half Arab and half Asian, I speak Arabic fluently, as well as English and Tagalog. I’m fun, bubbly and a great friend. I’m looking to make good friends where I can share the good times as well as the hard times. It would be great to obtain a good network in this country because we are all expats looking to make a life for ourselves and our loved ones. Since I’m career driven, I get to be busy during the week but left with a lot of free time during the weekend.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
I came to Dubai almost a year and a half ago as a result of a transfer from Yemen to the UAE.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?
No, I haven’t been an expat elsewhere before.

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
Find a good place to live in, work hard and enjoy your life.

What surprised you most about Dubai?
I think mostly is how people are hospitable and friendly. Bur Khalifa and the dancing fountains.

What area do you live in?
Al Wasl Road, close to Satwa.

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai?
JLT or Marina.

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
I speak fluent Arabic, as well as write and read but if I had to answer this question! Then it would be “Ya ahla Wa sahla”

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
I don’t think I found any.

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date?
Well, I went for a safari, to the top of burj khalifa, ferrari land and much more.

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?
Srilanka maybe, but I would want to go to Malaysia.

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai?
My boyfriend who lives in Qatar and definitely my family back home.

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai?
I don’t really think I have any but I love Wok in Asia. I hope that’s the right name of the restaurant 😛

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country?
Fresh veggies. I haven’t seen much of fresh vegetables in here.

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them?
Definitely the dancing fountain at Dubai Mall. I love to just sit there and listen to the music and the fountain dance to its beat.
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One Response to “Dubai Expat Interview – Yedessa”

  1. Tareq says:

    Hi,
    My name is Tareq, I am a Jordanian guy and new in Dubai, barely a couple of months. I am looking to make some friends here. Hope to hear from you. :)


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