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Interview with Overseas Filipino Workers

OFW feature. We interview our fellow Overseas Pinoy workers who are making a living and building a life in Dubai. We learn about their experiences working in Dubai. Learn more about their stories and learn important tips about what to do when you plan to work in the United Arab Emirates.

Do you want to be featured? Send us an email at admin@dubaiofw.com.

Filipina in Abu Emirates UAE

Our next interview is with Aprilyn who has been living in the UAE for 1 year and 10 months. She used to work as a beauty consultant in the Philippines. Now, she is working for one of the well-known companies in the UAE, handling top luxury makeup brands. Happily married, she and her husband are working hard… Read More

it engineer uae

Meet Ernesto, an IT engineer who came to the UAE 10 years ago. He started as an IT Technician and worked his way to becoming an IT Operations Assistant Manager. He is the only Filipino in the IT department of an established group of companies, working with Pakistanis for 8 years now. Learning about Ernesto’s career shows… Read More

angel pinay in dubai marketing executive

Meet Angel, a Pinay marketing executive working in a leading luxury car dealer company in Dubai. This is her 3rd job in 4 years and she shares her struggles before coming to the UAE. Angel used to work in a bank in the Philippines but took a chance to find opportunities in Singapore. However, there was… Read More


Start them young. Our next Dubai OFW feature is with a Sales Executive in the biggest telecom provider in the UAE. Prince came to Dubai when he was 20 years old (he’s now 23) and is one of the youngest staff in his current company. He came to Dubai because he wanted to help his family… Read More

Joanna and Jeremiah Villanueva - Pinoy Couple - Dubai OFW

Meet Jeremiah and Joanna Villanueva. They are a Pinoy couple who has been in Dubai for over 6 years now. Joanna came to Dubai for better opportunities while Jeremiah followed her a few months after. They came to the UAE right after their graduation (IT Fields) and got married in the Philippines last 2014. Joanna is… Read More

Pinay blogger Dubai (2)

It’s been awhile since our last OFW feature. We’ve been very busy with other things and this reminds us that we should feature more Pinoy expats in Dubai for newbies to understand how life is in the UAE for Filipinos. Our next feature is with another Dubai blogger, Lala, of The Wondering Feet’s Calling, has… Read More

nesferson dubai ofw

Our next OFW feature is with a draftsman who just completed 6 months in Dubai. Nesferson, or Ness, is currently working for a company as a draftsman but does sideline gigs as a graphic artist as well as a freelance interior designer. We featured some of his photos in a previous article. You can view… Read More


Time for another interview with an OFW expat in Dubai. We are lucky to interview Ion, the popular blogger behind BoyDubai.com. Ion has been in the UAE for 9 years and is currently working as a Senior web designer (User Experience). One of the interesting things we found out is that Ion’s background back in college was more on… Read More


Hi everyone, our next OFW interview feature is with Meanne, a former Admin Training Coordinator and now turned housewife in Dubai. Meanne has been in Dubai for over 15 years, although 2 of those years were spent back in the Philippines. Her situation is interesting as she is homeschooling her daughter. As she does not have… Read More

dubai airshow

Hi everyone, here’s another OFW interview. We are glad to feature Sheila who has been in Dubai for 13 years (!!!) and is working as a Sr. Business Development Coordinator in the UAE. Sheila is also the blogger behind ABandMe.com where she writes about her thoughts and experiences in the city. “Love your work enough so you… Read More


Our next Overseas Filipino Worker feature in Dubai is with Myla, a Digital Marketing Executive who has been living and working in the UAE for 3 years. Myla is also a blogger and writes about food, travel, and lifestyle on her blog Find Me a Break. One experience she shares why she loves Dubai is… Read More


Our OFW feature is not only for those who have years of experience in Dubai, even if you’ve been an expat for a few months, you still have a story to share that will help other Pinoys understand life in the UAE. Such is the case of our next profile. Meet Jho Sabado, a graphic… Read More


Meet Dubai OFW Mark. He is a Certified Public Acountant (CPA) and has been working in Dubai as an Auditor for more than a year. Aside from his day job, he loves to take photographs and shares his photos on his Facebook Page Why Not Portraits and Instagram account @makrwilson. Mark shares a tip to avoid a “Yes-Sir-Yes-Ma’am”… Read More