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Dubai Expat Interviews – Janet Small

This week’s Into-yous features British expat Janet Small.

Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Janet, I am an Image/Colour Consultant for House of Colour. Prior to moving to Dubai with my husband Michael, who is an Economist, I ran my own Bridal Shop in Windsor. My experience with “dressing” ladies lead me to becoming an Image Consultant with House of Colour.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here
My husband and I decided to move to Dubai following a visit to a friend who have moved to Dubai about 8 years ago.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where
No, Dubai is our first expat experience

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
Accept it for what it is

What surprised you most about Dubai
The traffic

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai
We recently moved to the Arabian Ranches and we absolutely love it

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
Inshallah, everyones favourite is it not?

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
Can’t think of anything

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date
Too many wonderful things

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday
Not sure about this, we went to Rome last year, and people think it’s expensive here?!

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai
My three sons

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai
Le Classique at Emirates Golf Club

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country
Marks and Spencers food court!

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them
I am a shopaholic, so it tends to be the Malls, Karama and Burj Khalifa

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Please complete our 5 minute interview and submit your answers along with a profile picture (in JPEG format).

I moved to Dubai in July 1998 when my husband got a job out here.



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