A news bit on how Filipino maids are not prepared for the expat life in the UAE (If you click through and read the article, please get past the racist undertones of the article – as commonly found in most UAE publications – and let’s focus on the main message: Filipinos – or insert nationality of choice or just expats – are not prepared for the expat life in Dubai.) shared by fellow blogger and friend Sandier Pastures struck a chord in me. It actually has bothered me for the past couple of days. Thinking about it woke up me at 5AM. It was that bothersome.
I know there will always be surprises in the expat life, BUT it doesn’t hurt to prepare, to know the good, the bad and the ugly. So that you jump in fully aware, eyes wide open of the expat life ahead.
Anyways, here are some of the key things I’ve learned by way of experience and reading about being an expat in Dubai: