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With so many Pakistani hopping the next flight to
Dubai (or U.A.E in general) to make their dreams happen...... would turn out to be a shocker here. The common problem for youth in Pakistan is that they want to make too much money in too little a time.
They are willing to leave Pakistan on the first offer from any country of repute (or even without repute) without considering the pros and cons. As for the millions of U.A.E aspirants in Pakistan..........guys hold on do a self assessment based on the under mentioned facts:-

*) Just don't multiply the AED salary by 16 and convert the same in to rupee earnings. That would be the first of the many mistakes are likely to make. The conversion if at all should be done for savings and not gross earnings.

*)If you a married person, consider the cost of family accommodation in U.A.E and more importantly in Dubai . The minimum requirement of a one BHK (bedroom, hall, kitchen) flat would cost you a minimum of AED 4,000/- per month (not per annum, guys) any where in downtown Dubai. Add a minimum of 15-25% annual increments in rent. Don't expect the salaries to rise by even quarter that %.

*)If you are smart enough to realize that you can look for apartments outside Dubai(Sharjah, Ajman, RAK) to save AED 1,000 - 1,500
per month in rent , please allow yourself three to fours hours for commutation every day(given the present traffic situation, which can only degrade with influx of millions of immigrants every year).Add that to a normal 10 hours day would mean you would end up spending around 14-15 hours a day on job......and you thought family life would be so much fun in Dubai.

*) Be prepared to shell out AED 150/- for a routine check up at doctors in UAE. If you are lucky you will not fall ill, but god forbid if you do, then you will have a big hole in your pocket.

*) If you aren't used to summers of northern Pakistan and hail from places like Islamabad, Maree, Queta etc. then you are in for a treat of your lifetime.
Temperatures can run up to 50 degrees on a normal sunny afternoon and
such days are pretty regular. And did I mention the humidity levels of 95% ........I am sure I did.

*) If you don't have children you are lucky......bcos if you a 2-3 children going to school...... add at least AED 12,000 (per annum
per child) to the cost of living in U.A.E

*) You thought petrol here is cheaper and so would be the taxies...... .try taking a cab from airport to your hotel ........the meter would touch AED 75-100/- before you will be able to make yourself comfortable in the Camry.

*) You might have the fanciest of all cars available here, but when it comes to parking the same, you might regret buying one. Imagine
roaming around the streets of Dubai for 1 hour just to find a parking space....... ....alas. ....even that's not free........ .don't forget to
display your parking ticket .......else a fine awaits you.

*) Last but not the least of all woes is a triple call rate to your loved ones in Pakistan. PKR 40 per minute from U.A.E to Pakistan.........whereas as PKR 12 per minute from Pakistan to UAE must give you an idea what awaits you in Dubai . Don't you dare think you can use skype in Dubai.........guys its banned and its illegal..... ...even sites like Orkut are banned much so for the communication.

*) So if you are fascinated by the growing number of glam malls in Dubai .........the ever-changing skyline ............ all the hype and glory
that surrounds this place ...........the bollywood stars flocking to Dubai every Thursday night .........the cute cars ........the chic caf
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*) ........BURJ DUBAI....... .BURJ AL ARAB ......Dubai Marina; think twice buddies !!!!!! (Remember what you take home after a lifetime in Dubai are the clothes on your back and the fils jinging in your pocket ).

No matter how long you stay here you will still be
an expatriate UAE passport home.

Trust me, there's nothing like home!!!
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Happy New Year

Cheers ;)
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