I moved to Dubai last December, the first time I ever stepped to a foreign land. My friends say what I did is the most liberating thing I have done recently. And I think it was, too.
Leaving the Philippines had always been my plan a few months back when I was still in Boracay. I somehow did not expect the process to be that fast - I was out of the country in less than a month or so.
I went to UAE on a tourist visa under the sponsorship of my aunt. From my experience, a month is more than enough for job hunting. If you end up unemployed in 4 weeks, something is wrong with you because Dubai has a lot to offer. I got the job I want by the way, I am now working in the travel and leisure industry. Lucky me.
Part of this journey was my exit as a tourist to finally move to an employment visa. I was introduced to Kish Island in Iran. Majority of those living in Dubai said that the island is depressing and majority who visited wasn't able to come back. Either they weren't granted their employment visa or they were introduced to something else but it wasn't what I expected.
|Cakes and pastries were sold per kilo at very affordable rate (1 small box is only AED 13).|