“I moved here with my family to work in the financial industry. I was planning to stay here for two years. However, the opportunities afforded to us as a family extended our stay. Also, the UAE is very supportive of people of determination and we My son has Down Syndrome which makes a big difference for us to stay here. He attends a regular school and there are a number of government supported schemes – such as Hope Heroes – to help with sporting development and inclusion of determined people. This is an invaluable gift from the UAE to expatriates.”
Australian Rebecca Blacklaws, 39, a human resources project manager, has lived in the UAE for almost four years and is lucky to call it home.
“UAE National Day is a matter of gratitude for me as an expat. Because we live in a tolerant and safe place that embraces all cultures and offers many opportunities for all. We moved for my husband’s work and for our Families have more travel experience,” she said.
“In the UAE we feel like a hub for the rest of the world and we love exploring new countries. For example, our older kids even go on a ski trip as part of their school trip plans in February. If we were anywhere else, it would be Absolutely unexpected.”
safe and reliable
Shadi Dawi, a 46-year-old Lebanese expatriate, entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, said: “I moved to the country in 2006 and this year celebrates my 16th UAE National Day. The UAE is the best place to live for safety and security It’s unmatched anywhere else in the world.”
He added: “The love we get from the country’s leaders and the diaspora makes it a very happy place to live. I could go on and on about the UAE way of life, its advanced technology, the best infrastructure in the world , best customer service etc. Now I just want to wish everyone a happy UAE National Day.”
Ana Quintero Solana, a Mexican expatriate and a lawyer in Dubai, said: “The opportunities this country offers are unparalleled. The creativity, innovation and ambition are limitless. In the UAE, everything Anything is possible. You can sit down with billionaires, millionaires and government officials and have conversations about business, projects and entrepreneurship. They will listen to you and take you seriously because they understand the potential of innovation.”
Parvez Nawab, an Indian expatriate living in Dubai since 1996, said: “I have seen the city and the country grow. The UAE is our second home. Gave us a sense of security. Even though we are expats, the city feels like our own to us. We take pride in celebrating UAE National Day every year. As a family, we have lots of fun out and about Take a road trip or participate in the National Day Car Parade before their family dinner. This year, we plan to visit several events that will be held in different emirates.” Destinations for creatives
Glorianne Montefri, a Filipino expatriate who has lived in the UAE for nearly two decades, said the UAE is a destination for driven and enthusiastic people.
“It’s heartening to see everyone involved in making this land a liveable place. This is where ideas are formed and implemented. There are so many exciting developments in this beautiful country – our UAE Opportunities await you,” added Montefrio, who heads the firm’s public relations, strategic management and business publishing.
love from the community
Egyptian expatriate Mohamed Saeed said he was lucky to live in the UAE.
“Every year, I look forward to the UAE National Day celebrations as the occasion symbolizes unity and a vision for the future. I am a businessman and have had opportunities to grow and succeed in the UAE. I have found Love, affection and appreciation.”
Haanne Rasmusen El’circy, a Danish expatriate from a real estate company, said: “I would like to thank the UAE for allowing people from all over the world to live in a stable economy. As someone in the real estate business, the UAE is an excellent destination. The UAE is amazing when it comes to the paperwork and documents to complete a transaction. I am proud to live and work here.”