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“20 reasons why you should not go to Dubai”
September 1st, 2007 posted by JB under Living Overseas

I have a fair amount of good-lookin’ friends who currently work in Dubai, so I wonder if this “20 reasons to ditch Dubai” list has any truth in it?

Any violent reaction?

And yes, Maureen, you should be first post.



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[ # 1058 ] Comment from deity [September 1, 2007, 1:31 pm]

i am pretty sure Rhey has something to say about this…

[ # 1098 ] Comment from Rastafariana [September 6, 2007, 7:01 pm]

Dang,that post had me disorientated,jarred my perceived comfortable lifestyle here in Dubai. It reminded me of my thougths when I first came here. It made me want to pack my bags and leave Dubai,pronto!

Yes, the above are ALL true. But then, why am i still here? I didn’t actually plan to stay long here, but here I am,three years and counting. But then again,why? NUmber 1.) i only work 8 hours a day and get 2 days off a week2.)i work for a government organization 3.)Our transpo is free! 4.)Iwhen seeking a higher position i am not judged based on my alma mater,rather on exams,interviews and performance 5.) Kahit galing ka sa big 3 (UP,DLSU,ADEMU) wala silang pakialam.kung palpak ka magtrabaho manahimik ka dian! 6.) The pay.The Payyy! Tax free 7.) habang tumatagal ka lumalaki sahod mo nakakapanghinayang iwann..8.) para ka rin lang nasa pinas kasi sobrang dami ng pinoy dito!

But still,i don’t want to stay long. Hindi ko alam kung kayang isustain ng bansang ito ung rapid growth nia. Gusto nilang gawin lahat sabay sabay! hindi na feasible ung iba nilang plans. But well,Dubai is my second home.Masarap kase buhay dito. Pahilahilata lang pera na!haha!joke lang yun ha,hardworker po ako,hehe.

Cheap?cheap ang Mango tsaka mga pabango.Pero ang rents sa bahay mahal! (again,company subsidized pa ako so okay lang muna) Nakakaaburido sumakay ng taxi,grabe ang traffic. Karamihan ng mga lokal e arogante at mayayabang kase bansa nila ito,mga ala naman laman ang kukote.

Sa Pinas kapag mukha kang intsik iisipin,tsinoy ka,mayaman. Sa Dubai,pag mukha kang intsik magingat ka,kasi iisipin nila prostitute ka. Kaya to be safe, try mo na lang magmukhang japanese.tapos pag kinausap ka sagutin mo sa nihonggo!wahahaha!

I have learned to love Dubai,but I hate it at the same time. I will leave this place someday,pero hindi muna ngaun. Allow me to suck it dry then tsaka ako babanat ng layas!

Pero infairness ang daming magagandang pilipina rito,as in namumutakti! Yung nga lang wala masiadong gwapo rito.Hayyy, ho w can God be soo unfair…

[ # 1108 ] Comment from JB [September 7, 2007, 6:01 am]

reading that list makes you realize how juni vargas could have died. pero i couldnt really imagine. how is its traffic worse and deadlier than what we have in manila?

kahit naman saan first impression lang yung kung saang university ka grad. it’s always performance that counts. yun nga lang, by law of the averages, apparently the Big 3 have a lower ratio of grads that are known to perform poorly in the workplace. in my experience ha, and this is not to dis our very own adamsonian grads, but i’ve been in a delicate position in the past to hire people. apparently, the big three or big 10 have a way lower ratio of clueless graduates, so kung ako ang human resource personnel sifting through hundreds of resumes everyday, i would tend to develop a sort of bias for certain universities. unfortunately, in my own experience, it’s very rare to find a fellow adamsonian who knows how to sell themselves through their CVs. kaya kahit i would have loved hiring my own people (remember i tried hiring former chroniclers dati for megaworld’s corp communications), the job still goes to the one that deserves it, regardless of university.

anyway, you’re lucky maui because you’ve been hired by a nice company. from what i gathered from lynnette dati, the exploitation is incredible, even from fellow pinoys.

[ # 1115 ] Comment from Rastafariana [September 7, 2007, 1:12 pm]

Hay naku kuya Jobs tama ka.Grabe ang exploitation dito,kaya kailangan maingat pumili ng papasukan,sinwerte lang kami. Dito araw araw kung hindi may naaksidente,may nasagasaan. Meron nga one time eh,bus sumadsad sa highway pano yung driver daw mabilis magpatakbo.halos kalahati ng sakay nia,patay.karamihan ng mga taxi driver dito pakistani at sila rin ang madalas makadisgrasya at madisgrasya rito. ewan ko ba kung anong laman ng mga kukote nila! Just recently i have a colleague na,hindi naman exactly nasagasaan,kung hindi nadaplisan.ayun, hindi sia nakalakad for 3 months.until now nakacast pa rin sia,kawawa nga eh.tapos ung lokal na nakasagasa sa kanya dedma lang.Nagbayad lang yata ng konti tapos wala na. Kaya mga westerners dito asar din sa kanila.It’s not ideal to raise a family here in Dubai.Walang stimulation dito. Ang meron lang dito bars and malls.yun lang. Tapos mga tao ang tatamad magbabasa ng libro,hayy..Similar to other middle eastern countries,may superiority complex ang mga arabo dito,pero hindi rin naman lahat.

Ang ideal,punta ka rito,trabaho ka,ipon tapos layas na!

[ # 1116 ] Comment from deity [September 7, 2007, 5:13 pm]

you all should come here in Korea and party with me:)

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