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Old Sep 17th 2008, 7:46 pm
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hi all i hope you can put me in the wright direction, I am a junior designer based in london and i am looking to move to dubai to work in moving image web and film.

1st. I am aware there is work in this field but i am not sure how to make the move do i research and contact from home or go for the big plunge and see what happens.


2nd. whats the deal with accommodation, is there cheap accommodation available ie back packers and youth hostels.

3rd. is getting a bar job easy if i cant get any design work

ikno i am askinfg alot but i will be very thank full for your help
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Old Sep 17th 2008, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by daniel daniel View Post
hi all i hope you can put me in the wright direction, I am a junior designer based in london and i am looking to move to dubai to work in moving image web and film.

1st. I am aware there is work in this field but i am not sure how to make the move do i research and contact from home or go for the big plunge and see what happens.


2nd. whats the deal with accommodation, is there cheap accommodation available ie back packers and youth hostels.

3rd. is getting a bar job easy if i cant get any design work

ikno i am askinfg alot but i will be very thank full for your help
Evening mate,

there's loads of job opportunities in Dubai, a lot of them much better paid than the UK, and they are always on the lookout for talent and people who can think for themselves (most companies I know prefer then english, europes etc over the indians as the indians work away and do what you ask them but never expand on that, think for themselves and usually need direction), so thats in your favour,

but by your post you sound young, so maybe not with much experience?

I'd say you need some sort of degree of decent qualification and a decent amount of experience, plus realistically you;d need to come over here for a week and have interviews, getting them isn't always a simple thing to do, and its an expensive place to stay, no hostels as far as I know so staying for a week wouldn't be cheap, nor would your flight,

accommodation is the most expensive thing here, you need to pay a year in advance and it can be a lot, your company might give you the cash but you;d probably have to find a house to share with 3 or 4 others, which if you are a young single lad would be ideal, there's plenty to do here, loads of bars and clubs, and lasses from all around the globe....

You need a visa to work here so you can't just turn up and get a bar job, this isn;t australia, its a lot more comples, old fashioned and a bit of a pain in the arse mate,

You need to do more research, get youtrself a good cv sorted and find what sort of comapnies you are looking to work for and fire it off to them and see how you get on,

good luck mate.
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thank you,

that was grate advice i have been doing my research and housing side seems to to be the big problem and funding myself whilst looking for work.

I have a good degree and have worked at top advertising and design agencies in london for a year a and fill i can make a better name for my self in dubai.
Are there many young profesionals / creatives pursuing a similar career

dan
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 5:01 am
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thank you,

that was grate advice i have been doing my research and housing side seems to to be the big problem and funding myself whilst looking for work.

I have a good degree and have worked at top advertising and design agencies in london for a year a and fill i can make a better name for my self in dubai.
Are there many young profesionals / creatives pursuing a similar career

dan
you want to check your spelling before you send emails to companies as well mate, its a bit bad....

So you have one years experience? Hmmm, I'd say it may be a bit tough for you.
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Originally Posted by daniel daniel View Post
thank you,

that was grate advice i have been doing my research and housing side seems to to be the big problem and funding myself whilst looking for work.

I have a good degree and have worked at top advertising and design agencies in london for a year a and fill i can make a better name for my self in dubai.
Are there many young profesionals / creatives pursuing a similar career

dan
was your degree in English?
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was your degree in English?
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He's not exactly the worst offender though, is he?

At leas't h'es fairl'y frugal with hi's apostrophe's.
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He's not exactly the worst offender though, is he?

At leas't h'es fairl'y frugal with hi's apostrophe's.

who so you mean?

spill the beans'
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Old Sep 18th 2008, 10:58 am
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Think jvr has become the punctuation polis for the day......
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Think jvr has become the punctuation polis for the day......
You've missed my point - I hold back from pointing the finger about bad use of punctuation, spelling or the English language. I was merely pointing out that many people get things wrong, as I thought it unfair that they were jumping on this guy, as if they were blameless.
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You've missed my point - I hold back from pointing the finger about bad use of punctuation, spelling or the English language. I was merely pointing out that many people get things wrong, as I thought it unfair that they were jumping on this guy, as if they were blameless.
the whole apostrophe thing is a mystery to me anyway...I am never sure when to put them...
is it...Matt's house...or Matts house...or Matts' house...and why
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
the whole apostrophe thing is a mystery to me anyway...I am never sure when to put them...
is it...Matt's house...or Matts house...or Matts' house...and why
whose' matt??
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whose' matt??
They appear to be a couple, based on one of MH's punctuations....
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
whose' matt??
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They appear to be a couple, based on one of MH's punctuations....
oh go ahead, make fun of me...bullies'
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MataHari


http://mark.tranchant.co.uk/2003/01/apostrophe-usage is an excellant source

Im sure the guys are joshing you

Thanks

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