I am a Chinese lady planning to work in a bank in dubai. Can anyone tell me whether is it safe for a lady to live alone in dubai? I've heard that it's not safe even to go out to the supermarket in the day. Pls advise whether is it wise to move to dubai. Thanks
02 May 2008, 02:47
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hi ya, can anyone help me - my partner and I are trying to find the best way in looking for work in dubai for next year. WE are both working in the financial indutrsy - him a traders assitant/support
and myself a senior PA. any ideas on how to start and salary expectations??
I am a black women from the UK and after reading some of the threads didnt realise there may be as much racism in Dubai as ive read... Is this true is it as bad as people make out? Racism is in every country but i hate to be made to feel uncomfortable?
I was born in the United Arab Emirates and lived in Dubai my entire life, I can assure you this is a safe place, No racism at all, you will get respect, you will feel safe over here instead of scared, Dubai Police has the streets cleaned up from any crime, so my answer is Yes it is more then safe for you to come and work here.
Dubai is a very safe place and you are highly unlikely to get racist abuse. I have met many people of different nationalities here and most have never complained of any problems. People of asian origin may face a bit of abuse(rare though) but that is just because some arabs and indians don't get along. In general people don't have to worry.
I'm a single Australian woman born to Korean parents, coming to Dubai soon.
Some of the comments regarding racism have alarmed me. They refer to asians as "south asians", presumably indian/pakistani.
Can anyone tell me how asians from china, japan, korea are treated? Do UAE-citizens differentiate north and south asians?
Many thanks for any advice.
I was recently offered a director position in Dubai. I am a single, white, highly-educated American woman; this position entails the managing of many employees. Will I face respect issues b/c of my gender and being an American?
Eve, I am a white American female working in Dubai. Americans are treated very well here. We are actually treated better than most cultuers. Which is sad. I accepted a position here as a teacher and my salary is 3 times more than my cousin. She has been teaching here for 12 years. She is not American. Most people will treat you with kindness and respect. Please be aware, you should not be too friendly with male associates in your office. This will cause a huge problem for you. It is haram for women and men to be friends in an islamic country.
What is wrong with being Southeast Asian? Should being Chinese, Korean, or Japanese mean you are treated with respect, while being Southeast Asian should entail something else. Your concern should be, ALL Asians and ALL people should be treated well there.
My understanding is that in general in Middle East, if you are White or Arab, you get the best available depending on your calibre, luck and charm.
Other nationalities may have to cut sorry figure at times and feel frustrated but since everyone here gets a 'bonus' of one kind or another, normally people put up with racism and enjoy as much as they can.
Contact me if you are interested in discussing more,
I have been living in Dubai for the past 30 years, and trust me its ABSOLUTELY SAFE to live in this paradise. Its a multi cultural society . Everone busy making money . The Social life is great . Can u imagine a city with traffic jams even at 1am in the morning in some streets. DONT WORRY , YOU WILL REGRET NOT LIVING IN DUBAI IF YOU ARE YOUNG.
Please my name Kola from the west part of african, am 31years of age. I will like to come to Dubai to settle down and i will like to marry a citizen of Dubai or any legal resident in UAE. please i will like any single lady to contact me on my phone nos +2348037624964 or my email and please the the lady should be from age 20 to 40. thanks hope to hear from you soon.
I am thinking of relocating to Dubai temporily for work, I am an black male from the U.S., I never really travel out of the country much so I am a bit nervous but, this could be a great opportunity as well. My fear is a resentment toward Americans because of the war etc.
I am researching teaching jobs in Dubai, I have heard mixed things. Is it safe for Americans, and is it safer to live in a compound? Also what are women supposed to wear? Are single women able to travel alone during the day?
There's an american school here in dubai! maybe you should try to apply there. What field are you in? actually you mention about mixed things?yes it's kind a mixed here, more than 80 percent of the population of dubai is foreigners and the rest are the emiratis. Most of the people here are indians, africans,south africans, arabs like egyptian, tunisian, morrocan, syrian and lebanese. A lot also from asia like from philippines, thailand, indonesia, sri lanka and chinese. A few only from europe, australia and US. Yes it is safe to live in a compound but choose the nice place here in dubai because not all residential area here in dubai is nice, Im sure you prefer a good one. When it comes to clothing! just wear a nice descent clothes and you will be fine! don't wear like americans in a place like california or miami florida because you will catch a lot of attention from the people here specially the indians and arabs because i know they really like white girl with blond hair!hehe. A lot of russian girl here got a arab guy partner which is kind a awful to me but the bottom line i dont care about these people. It is just fine for you travelling alone during the day but to tell you this a lot of indians, arabs are going to catch you by their eye like the eye of the tiger! again they reaaly like whitegirl with blond hair. It's going to be cool for you if you travel with some friends specially the one who knows already about the places here in this crazy dubai. Hopefully this give you good information.
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Hi all! I am going to Dubai for a friends wedding. I've heard that single ladies are not allowed to travel alone, is that true? I am going with a group of friends and also with my boyfriend. I would like to know if i could have any problem just by kissing or holding my bf's hand...I have no idea about it and people keep telling me many things that i don't even know if they are true.
Im a single female from Australia. Thinking about moving to Dubai. I'm a teacher - Business/History/English. Any thoughts, experiences, advice would be helpful. Especially from other single white females who have moved/planing to move there.
I am a chinese Malaysian, graduating soon from an australian degree based in Singapore. I m thinking of a career in Dubai in the fashion industry, Nevertheless, can anyone advice me, if there are any racism in Dubai in terms of coporate promotions,,etc. Please advise me, on the good way to gain connections in Dubai. Should I make trips to the country ? thanks.
well i am very new to this site. yes i feel its truly safe because the law is rock hard so every human being is treated equaly which is just super enough which no country may have. i am going to dubai soon for work and am 30 years old male so am feeling great. mail me if you want to contact me at
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