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Dubai Expat Interviews – Paula Horsfall

This week’s Into-yous features British expat Paula Horsfall.

Tell us a little about yourself
Reinventing myself after years of the corporate grind in London, not sure what to do with all this spare time but trying to get out there and meet people. Loving the weather, optimism of Dubai.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here
4th November 2010, husband’s job

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where
Nope, first timers but loving it

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
expect long delays when trying to get anything done!

What surprised you most about Dubai
Lack of integration between Emiratis and expats

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai
We live on The Palm so am fine with that!

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

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
you said you would be here at………..

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date
The Dubai 7’s without a doubt – an awesome weekend

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday
debating – The Seychelles, Maldives, East Africa, India…………..

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai
our 23 year old daughter

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai
I’ll tell you when we have tried a few more but love The Madinat and had an awesome brunch at The Address downtown

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country
soap powder capsules/tablets

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them
the red desert, Burj Khalifa, the Madinat, Bastakiyah

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