Job creation in Dubai

If you live in the Middle East, you’ll know how good they are at ‘creating’ jobs here – to the extent that phrases such as ‘potato peeler’, ‘dish washer’ and ‘fly killer’ don’t refer to household items, but are, in fact, job titles.

I mean, goodness, where would we all be without the man at the Mall of the Emirates who takes your parking ticket and puts it in the machine that operates the exit barrier for you?

This Silent Sunday pic is provided by my friend L, who snapped this scene while waiting at a traffic light today… Thanks L!

So how many men does it take to change a lightbulb in Dubai?
So how many men does it take to change a lightbulb in Dubai?
And lest the gardeners in our compound run out of work, they went and planted a row of bushes bang in the middle of the pavement!
And lest the gardeners in our compound run out of work, they went and planted a row of bushes bang in the middle of the pavement – all the way along! I guess no-one ever said Dubai was pedestrian friendly.

2 thoughts on “Job creation in Dubai

  1. Maz, I found it hard when staying with my dad in South Africa, due to the obvious poverty versus the ‘wealthier’ ex-pat community he was a part of… How do you feel about this? (PS I know you are very busy so a reply sometimes in the next six months would be fine) x

    • I totally agree! I think that’s why I’ve ended up in nearly full-time work here. It’s because I feel I can’t justify a life of not-working when there are so many people here who have to work so hard in such difficult circumstances – many of them away from their families. x

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