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Dubai Expat Interviews – Umar Khan

This week’s Into-yous features Pakistani expat Umar Khan

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here
2001, for work

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where
Only the UAE

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai
Don’t trust anyone

What surprised you most about Dubai
The food is cheap and the buildings are amazing!

If money were no object, where would you most like to live in Dubai
Greens or Discovery

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

Your least favorite word or phrase you have adopted since moving to Dubai
dude, buddy, mate

What has been your best experience in Dubai to date
I can support myself and not have to rely on my parents back home

Where do you hope to spend your next holiday
Anywhere, as long as the place is lovely and memorable

Who is the person you most miss when you are in Dubai
my mom

What is your favorite restaurant in Dubai
I don’t eat at any fancy restaurants but I do think that all restaurants have their own specialties!

What grocery item do you most miss from your home country
some of our native foods!

When friends and family visit you in Dubai where will you absolutely take them
to all seven Emirates :)

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