How to Plan and Go to Work in Dubai

Planning in advance when going to Dubai is essential. One must know and research all aspects there is before finalizing a trip.  Here are some significant questions worth asking and things to do.

1. HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED?
Having enough fund is a primary concern, don't fall short in order to survive until you get that job. Consider the following expenses:

* Visit visa - Cost varies for 1 month up to 3 months. Read here.
* Flights - Choose between flying direct or multi-city.
* Cost of living - Place to rent, food and transportation
* Other costs - Printing CV, etc.


2. PREPARE YOURSELF
Being in a foreign country, self-dependence is significant. Chances are, a relative or a friend can accommodate for a certain period but not longer than - say - two months. Do not depend on them and be a burden. Instead, take initiative to do the chores and be persistent with your purpose. Do not stop chasing opportunities and vacancies until you get one. Adapt and be independent.

If you are convinced and ready to face hardships on initial living stage in Dubai, go on and pursue what you think is best for your future.

3. OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT
In order to ensure guarantee a bit savings once employed, open a bank account. This would be a reminder of your purpose - Why work abroad?  Remember, there is no such thing as permanent in Middle-East employment. OFW's will eventually go back home - not having enough money to start a life would be a tough situation. Being destitute after years of working abroad is an absolute waste of time.

4. SET UP SOCIAL MEDIA
Aside from keeping updates of social life for family and friends, this is your line of communication.  The city is equipped with WiFi in almost every vicinity.  Being connected can save you a lot of money when speaking to your love ones back home through chat apps instead of calling through phone.

About the Author
RAFAEL ROXAS is an OFW and Entrepreneur. He is an active digital nomad that helps individual, start-ups and SME's establish their brand. He started the projects for Filipino community PinoyHow and FilipinoWorldwide - Q&A, training and information hub.

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