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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.

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Russelito B. Sanchez bartender

Our next OFW feature. Meet Russell, a world-class bartender who has been in Dubai for 12 years now. He is the first-ever winner and hall-of-fame in the World Class Raising the Bar in the Middle East by Diageo, beating other competitors in the region. He is currently working as a beverage consultant, developing beverages for various international… Read More

charles liban ofw

Our next feature is with Charles who has been in Dubai for almost 10 years now. He started working as a lifestyle photographer and built his profile to becoming a graphic artist and car photographer and has become a Studio Manager in Dubai. He shares awesome pictures on his IG account: @charleslibanjr. Charles is also a movie… Read More

Meet Farah, an Associate Director (Compliance & Back Office Manager) in a leading investment bank in Dubai. She has been living in Dubai for 10 years and has worked for the same company ever since she arrived when she was 24 years old. She worked her way up to being in her current post, earning experience and… Read More

katherine masahud dubai ofw

Our next OFW feature is with Katherine, a Filipina entrepreneur in Dubai. She came to city as this is where her parents are residing. After graduating college, she arrived and was able to find a job as an Admin officer in a service company, and then as a Client Relations executive for a property developer. While… Read More

Our next OFW feature is with Nicholette, a young Filipina secretary and document controller in Dubai. She used to work as a highschool teacher for an all-girls private school, but grabbed the opportunity to travel and work in Dubai. Like many Pinoys, Nicholette came to the UAE to seek and provide a good life for her… Read More

Meet Roi Lester, a young and ambitious sales manager working for an IT company in Dubai. Only 22 years old, he already has a lot of experience working in different industries. Even while in college, Roi was already working as a fastfood service crew and as a telecom sales agent. When he graduated, he worked in a… Read More

pinay ofw dubai mixologist

Meet Honey, a senior head mixologist and pre-opening supervisor for a restaurant that is opening very soon in Business Bay area – Cuisinero Uno. Honey studied Computer Science in college but accidentally got into the Food and Beverage industry. Last 2015, she won a gold medal award in a beverage competition at the SIAL Middle East, competing… Read More

Meet Ken, a restaurant manager who has been living in Dubai for 4 years now. He started his way up from being a waiter to now becoming an Area Manager within the same company. Although the F&B industry was not his initial goal, he is still able to carve a career on it. We like Ken’s… Read More

Our next feature is with Rod, an Ecommerce Assistant Manager in Dubai. Rod used to work in Abu Dhabi for 2 years but has now been in Dubai for 7 years. Like many expats, he came to the UAE in search for greener pastures. He used to work as a spa therapist in Manila and tried… Read More

ofw kieth walter dubai

Meet Kieth, an HR officer working for one of the top Hospitality Group in Dubai. He came to Dubai after his brother invited him to visit the emirate. He kept a positive mindset despite no assurance he’d be able to land an HR job. Lucky enough, Kieth was fortunate to have secured a job before… Read More

pinay ofw dubai

Meet Lala, a senior Copywriter and web content editor in Dubai. She was able to land her current role through a recruitment agency in the Philippines. She also used to work in Oman prior to coming to Dubai. Lala is also a blogger where she writes her stories and musings at Let’s Runaway, In our short… Read More

Our next OFW feature is with Grace who is currently working as senior executive in an elevator company in Dubai. Grace has an interesting story as she did not come to the UAE directly from the Philippines. At 19 years old, she landed a scholarship to study in Japan and has since lived there for more… Read More

rachel-dubai-ofw

Our next OFW feature is with Rachel who is currently working as a receptionist cum PRO assistant in a company in JAFZA. She has a degree in Nursing and is also a licensed nurse, but the course of events has provided her a different career in Dubai. Rachel has contributed a few articles in DubaiOFW.com (you can… Read More

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