‘I had researched companies in Dubai before I moved over and managed to find a job really quickly.It was so easy to get the visa approved.’ So far, so good. And once you’re on the career ladder, the pace doesn’t seem to slow either.
‘There’s definite sense of restraint when out in Dubai.
Biting weather, sweaty central line commutes, barely paid internships and job opportunities thin on the ground – for most of us this is the reality of being a graduate in a British city – which explains why so many of us have looked East for job opportunities – the number of Brit expats in the UAE doubled from 120,000 to 240,000 between 20.
As the second largest state or emirate in the UAE after Abu Dhabi, Dubai is more than just the barren outpost in the oil-rich Gulf, it once was. In fact, only about 8% of Dubai’s population are Emirati – the other 92% are expats.
As Caroline told me, ‘Job progression is really good.
I was promoted after only two years.’ Perfect for those with big ambitions and if you’ve felt looked over for promotions.