MOVING TO DUBAI!

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Hi Guys!!

Just landed a new job within financial services () out in Dubai, commencing beginning of April!

I have absolutely no idea what to expect and I am currently in the process of trying to arrange accommodation etc before arrival.

Can anyone provide any tips?

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Super stuff... financial advisor?
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Super stuff... financial advisor?
Haha how did you guess... one thing I do know is we are not the most sought after professionals out there!!
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Haha how did you guess... one thing I do know is we are not the most sought after professionals out there!!
My crystal ball is very shiny today. I reckon I can even name the company...P I C

I don't want to piss on the proverbial fireworks, but just tread carefully.
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Originally Posted by xoxo16 View Post
Hi Guys!!

Just landed a new job within financial services () out in Dubai, commencing beginning of April!

I have absolutely no idea what to expect and I am currently in the process of trying to arrange accommodation etc before arrival.

Can anyone provide any tips?

A.
I'm guessing within your first month you'll have cold-called most of the people reading this

Good luck, but as Millhouse said, tread carefully.
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Can anyone provide any tips?
don't ****ing call me
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Not advisers, just sales people. BIG difference.
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Not advisers, just sales people. BIG difference.
I told the last one I was broke. Thought his rebuttal would much better than "Oh, OK".
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I told the last one I was broke. Thought his rebuttal would much better than "Oh, OK".
QED.

Those sales types only want your money, not to advise you how to build it up.

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it. If you speak with any adviser check them out properly. Are they decently qualified (more than a basic qualification in the last year!), do they really have proper knowledge of expat issues (tax etc), are they asking what you want rather than pushing a plan?

If their 'advice' is for a 20 or 25 year regular savings plan, walk away as it's for their benefit, not yours.

Do yourself a favour - caveat emptor.
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Those sales types only want your money, not to advise you how to build it up.
Indeed.
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QED.

Those sales types only want your money, not to advise you how to build it up.

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it. If you speak with any adviser check them out properly. Are they decently qualified (more than a basic qualification in the last year!), do they really have proper knowledge of expat issues (tax etc), are they asking what you want rather than pushing a plan?

If their 'advice' is for a 20 or 25 year regular savings plan, walk away as it's for their benefit, not yours.

Do yourself a favour - caveat emptor.
Good advice.......for me its much simpler, the cold calling gives them away.
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Good advice.......for me its much simpler, the cold calling gives them away.
Exactly. It's a bit like the comment "When I want your opinion, I'll ask for it...."
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Originally Posted by xoxo16 View Post
Hi Guys!!

Just landed a new job within financial services () out in Dubai, commencing beginning of April!

I have absolutely no idea what to expect and I am currently in the process of trying to arrange accommodation etc before arrival.

Can anyone provide any tips?

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Well apart from the warm welcome for the work...good luck and welcome to BE!

They are a good bunch though, especially if you do a bit of research.

Quite a lot of info on places to stay and do already. Stuff in the wiki as well, but that probably isn't quite as up to date as if you searched the threads.

Good luck.
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