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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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