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Dubai Expat Interviews – Rena Rose

This week’s Into-yous features Filipina expat Rena Rose.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here
Ive been here since 2006 to work for a living.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where
No, only UAE

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
Focus on your work because you need to help your family back home.

What surprised you most about Dubai
The house rent is little bit expensive.

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

Your favorite Arabic word or phrase you have learned so far
Sabah kir, shukran , afwan, the basics of the Arabic language

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
Salam Malaikum.

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date
So far I got my own car in Dubai… which is I couldn’t afford to have back home.

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday
hopefully Greece or somewhere where I could sit back and relax.

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai
My daughter my little angel.

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country
Filipino food which is not available in Dubai.. like Chips, chocolate etc

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them
The Palm Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, JBR and all the Malls ins Dubai, Jebel hafeet.

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