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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    The "local crowd" tends to be expats - you find all sorts of people. The Emiratis are really nice too. They are very tolerant and surprisingly western when they want be.

    There is a Catholic church in Dubai so if you are religious you won't miss out. Just rip up all the ideas that you have about the middle east - it is nothing like you imagine it.

    There are brits; americans; dutch; lebanese; russians - all nations
    Very true!
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    I gots it covered
    I mean id be well up for the adventure just im aware il have to be still keeping out for a gf..and zee locals dont go white id reckon

    cheers love for the advice fire away if yeh need any back!
    (Original post by Furandesu)
    No problem! A lot of people here (at least who I've met) don't take life too seriously but are mature at the right times. You should be ready to socialise and network it's a great place if you're wanting to be independent ^#^
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    The "local crowd" tends to be expats - you find all sorts of people. The Emiratis are really nice too. They are very tolerant and surprisingly western when they want be.

    There is a Catholic church in Dubai so if you are religious you won't miss out. Just rip up all the ideas that you have about the middle east - it is nothing like you imagine it.

    There are brits; americans; dutch; lebanese; russians - all nations
    oh fair enough! grand.sound!

    great id be nice to have the odd prayer and mass although Id be grand without the church p
    sound

    yep and maybe even an irish lad too come 5 years! defo considering it if theres pharmacy jobs there with decent pay

    lets hope I dont have to do too many exams to get there
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    nice to meet yeh then fellow pharmy

    its alright..id be aiming for hospital..
    I wonder how much theyd get paid in UAE or if theyre would be jobs

    whats your plan yourself
    Im not a pharmacist or pharmacy student, I just know a lot of people going into pharmacy and I've spoken to a number of pharmacists whilst on work experience.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Im not a pharmacist or pharmacy student, I just know a lot of people going into pharmacy and I've spoken to a number of pharmacists whilst on work experience.
    ah fair enough

    what yeh study urself:?

    hopefully therell be the odd pharmacy job down there
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    I gots it covered
    I mean id be well up for the adventure just im aware il have to be still keeping out for a gf..and zee locals dont go white id reckon

    cheers love for the advice fire away if yeh need any back!
    No problem! Noticed you mentioned something about Ireland? There is a place here called 'Irish Village' which is an Irish pub, totally surreal here but it serves amazing food and you can drink in public there
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    (Original post by Furandesu)
    No problem! Noticed you mentioned something about Ireland? There is a place here called 'Irish Village' which is an Irish pub, totally surreal here but it serves amazing food and you can drink in public there
    haha thats racist but unreal!:P

    yesh boi better book my ticket so! lets just hope they need pharmacists!
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    Im not a pharmacist or pharmacy student, I just know a lot of people going into pharmacy and I've spoken to a number of pharmacists whilst on work experience.
    To register to work within the UAE pharmacists will need to apply to the ministry of health for licensure. In order to gain license to practice pharmacy applicants will be required to complete three stages of examinations.Arabic Language Exam- fluency in Arabic is mandatory for licensure, applicants will be required to prove they can translate medical terminology from both Arabic to English and English to ArabicPharmacy exam- questions will cover broadly most area of pharmacy, clinical, pharmacology, therapeutics, pharmacy calculations, over the counter medicines and patient counselingUAE Pharmacy regulation Exam- a multiple choice exam based on UAE federal pharmacy law and the UAE code of conduct for pharmacists.For further information on the licensing process and to obtain an application you should contact the ministry of health as follows:

    well if that doesnt change..thats me not moving unless I teach english and maths for a few years or something..
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    yeah i'd defo go dubai, the mashaAllah very beautiful sisters and if you have a degree from the UK you're practically sorted.
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    (Original post by Kabulkid)
    yeah i'd defo go dubai, the mashaAllah very beautiful sisters and if you have a degree from the UK you're practically sorted.
    Could you go with a Computer Science degree?
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    (Original post by David B)
    Could you go with a Computer Science degree?
    i'm sure you could.

    one thing that is very popular is becoming a teacher in a middle eastern country (mostly international schools). the pay is amazing, very little tax and they treat you like a king. i know someone teaching economics in Kuwait earning 80K a year no tax on that, they bought him a nice car and his rent is paid for.
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    (Original post by Kabulkid)
    i'm sure you could.

    one thing that is very popular is becoming a teacher in a middle eastern country (mostly international schools). the pay is amazing, very little tax and they treat you like a king. i know someone teaching economics in Kuwait earning 80K a year no tax on that, they bought him a nice car and his rent is paid for.
    Haha that sounds awesome.
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    (Original post by David B)
    Haha that sounds awesome.
    yeah it is, im thinking of doing that tbh.
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    (Original post by Kabulkid)
    yeah it is, im thinking of doing that tbh.
    What would you teach?
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    (Original post by David B)
    What would you teach?
    maths, im gunna be studying engineering this september. maybe even physics, but i'd rather teach maths.
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    (Original post by Kabulkid)
    i'm sure you could.

    one thing that is very popular is becoming a teacher in a middle eastern country (mostly international schools). the pay is amazing, very little tax and they treat you like a king. i know someone teaching economics in Kuwait earning 80K a year no tax on that, they bought him a nice car and his rent is paid for.
    dayyummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i wanna be a teacher too and move to dubai but i dont think i want to drive everywhere when i'm there. how much do you think a personal chauffeur would cost?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    dayyummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i wanna be a teacher too and move to dubai but i dont think i want to drive everywhere when i'm there. how much do you think a personal chauffeur would cost?
    haha no idea but i don't think it will be THAT much. maybe 20-40k?

    yeah teaching is amazing imo, so rewarding and its easy as hell if you're passionate and know ur **** about a subject. for me teaching maths wud be so easy and the pay is amazing, bear in mind that the schools you'd be put into would be the top schools in the country where the parents of the kids r rich as hell.
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    I lived there between the years 2000 and December 2004 - I was really young at the time but it was really fun. I'll try to keep this short, but this is all I remember:

    - Money is so, so damn easy
    - Everything is so expensive
    - English is incredibly widespread
    - If you have a foreign passport, you would have been paid extra (not sure if this is the case thanks to Emiratisation)
    - Very multicultural
    - Can be very flashy. Look into other cities such as Abu Dhabi (I lived there for most of the time) or Sharjah - things may be slightly cheaper in the latter.
    - There is always something to do!
    - IT'S SO HOT DURING SUMMER GODDAMMIT. 50C is nothing out of the ordinary. 55C isn't uncommon either.
    - Everything changes very fast. All of the above may have changed!
    - Class-based racism is a thing. If you're Asian, you could face discrimination because of the labourers who are usually south Asian and thus lower class. Not always the case but be aware.
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    (Original post by Kabulkid)
    haha no idea but i don't think it will be THAT much. maybe 20-40k?

    yeah teaching is amazing imo, so rewarding and its easy as hell if you're passionate and know ur **** about a subject. for me teaching maths wud be so easy and the pay is amazing, bear in mind that the schools you'd be put into would be the top schools in the country where the parents of the kids r rich as hell.
    how do you know this?

    btw won't it be too hot to live there in the summer?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    how do you know this?

    btw won't it be too hot to live there in the summer?
    cos the pay is amazing cos they're private international schools.

    the heat is a concern but everywhere has AC and with the money.. u can always go to somewhere else in the holidays. im guessing they have a long summer holidays (2months + im guessing).
 
 
 
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