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Old 29th October 2008, 16:27   #46
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Good to see some people who took the plunge to come back to India. People always treated me as a moron for doing this!!!

I did the same on 2004; after 2.5 years of working there and driving up and down to Dubai from Sharjah, I had enough. (I also did my schooling at Sharjah, so that also added to the frustration!).

Back in India and enjoying every moment of it. Will I go back - No way. Why - because you have nothing to gain from there.

As noted above, people always tend to convery DHS to Rs and then talk - but people, in UAE you have to spend DHS and not Rs!!!

Snaronikar, BackSeatDriver has given the workable solution to this. But if nothing else, if he can get the company to take care of accomodation at actuals, then I would say this is fine!

Wish him luck.

PS: OT: But I do miss the good shawarma's and the lebanese food's that one gets there! :(
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Old 27th October 2009, 20:44   #47
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I just came across this thread and i need to show the posts on this to my Dad (keeps giving me examples of people who are earning lakhs and are happy).


I came back from Dubai in June 2009 after working for 14 months. I was very much worried about my job security and my future in there. I could have easily survived there only to keep my family back in India happy.


There is really no life in there but should agree that there is a lot of wealth.


I also managed to get the UAE driving license in my 2nd attempt, which was my dream considering the strict rules. I accomplished that and I was back in India the next day.

Edit: I noted that the last post was almost a year old. but still am happy.

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I came back from Dubai in June 2009 after working for 14 months. I was very much worried about my job security and my future in there. I could have easily survived there only to keep my family back in India happy.
Were/Are you in the construction industry? Some of the areas are doing just fine - telecom for example, was a bit down and out but has managed to bounce back in recent months.
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Were/Are you in the construction industry? Some of the areas are doing just fine - telecom for example, was a bit down and out but has managed to bounce back in recent months.
I was not in the construction industry but was into support in a firm dealing with ID card printers. I didnt come down because of recession as such, but in general i considered that the jobs over there were very insecure.

Just my thought .
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lovely post.
travel certainly broadens the mind and all that, but there really is no place like home.
Once you hit your 30's I guess you've pretty much made all the friends you are going to remain close to and built most of the relationships that will last through your life - so certainly there can be no place like home - I subscribe to this philosophy.

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I guess we are also richer on account of our exposure and experiences we harnessed in distant lands. So probably for guys like us its a full circle and there's no doubt in our minds. But for someone who's never been exposed to life abroad its probably a healthy experience to head out for a few years.

Like someone once said " He who hasn't travelled the world has not read even the first page of the book of life!!"

I think while you are in your 20's or early 30's a stint abroad can be fun. When you are at a stage where you start investing in friendships and relationships ie when people become more important, then there's no place like home.
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Revisting this thread .Kind off urgent .This is for a relative of mine .

What should be the Ideal package for oracle implementation specialist .~ 5 years experience .Hes offered job in DUBAI from Arowana . Hows the company and job scenario there now ? .
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