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Work in UAE (Dubai/Abu Dhabi)

Hello to all Internationals who are or who have ben living in UAE,

I am a British citizen who is considering moving there and would be very grateful for your advice. Basically I'd like to know if you thought it was a good idea to come over and look for work (many people have said this is very risky due to current economic climate in Dubai and also visa issues)? Or is it better to stay in the UK and apply for jobs first and if so can you recommend any places I should be looking?

A little information about me:
I am currently working in medical admin at a Hospital and have worked as a medical secretary for 18 months and also have several years secretarial experience (and a Law degree).

I have also traveled a lot and have worked in South Korea (2 years) and Australia (1 year). I am
 Able to deliver first class customer service (part time promotions/marketing experience Protected content
 Able to adapt easily to new situations and respectful of other cultures (travelled alone across Middle East, Asia and Europe Protected content
 Have excellent problem solving skills Protected content
 Friendly, confident and welcoming personality (held several front of house and ambassador positions Protected content
 Superb team player with superior organisational skills (volunteered to project manage several charity events Protected content
 Effective communication skills (verbal/ non-verbal and across language barriers around the world Protected content
 Well presented and target driven (achieved key company and personal goals)
 6+ year’s office administration experience (including reception and secretarial roles)

I would like to get work in any type of office administration, secretarial (including legal/medical), PA, promotions, marketing etc and am very flexible to ideas. I am looking to come over in the next month but could come sooner should a position become available. My goal is to get a good job, work hard and move up the career ladder so I would prefer a job with scope for progression.

Many thanks in advance for any help or advice you can provide.


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