It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post since I transfer again to work in here Dubai. Though I had been working here before 5 years ago, I know there is another challenge that I will faced. It never came in my mind that I will be going back to the UAE after a long time. Since the economic crisis hit the country and our company affected and I been transferred to another country. Honestly, I like to work there since I am a family man and Malaysia is just near in my home town Philippines. It’s a call of duty though, and I know that God has a better plan for me and for my family.
Five years ago, there are a lot of changes I noticed. A lot of improvements and great changes compared before. I’m so impressed how wealthy the country is, and continually progressing and innovating things. Dubai is considered as a luxurious city, so we expect cost of living different where I came from.
Being back to the desert, there are things that I noticed and very thankful that Dubai innovated this things before I left.
The Burj Khalifa – when we left the country in 2009, this iconic tower was still under construction. Now this building is considered as the tallest building in the world today.
Dubai Metro – just like the burj Khalifa, Dubai Metro’s construction still ongoing and now this is the most used by the commuters going to their own work site. Transportation is more improved, as more busses and taxis are also added.
Dubai tram – since my job site is near Marina, I always saw Dubai tram in our office window. It’s reminds the train/tram in Hong Kong and Singapore when I visited this country.
Filipino Restaurant – before there are few Filipino restaurants here in Dubai. I can’t name it all but my favorite was the buffet lunch or dinner in Karama near ADCB and Laguna Restaurant at Aseana Hotel Deira. Even the Jolibee had been franchise just year of 2015. Jolibee is the most known in the Philippines especially for Filipino Kids.
There are many to tell but for now that’s the most exciting I had been experience. J