This is my home away from home, and it has encapsulated notions of Diversity, Unity, Belonging, Advancement, and Integrity.
Living in Dubai has been a rewarding choice that I made five years ago. Though I left my home to establish a new safe space in another country, it was not an easy decision. Thankfully, I realised the numerous opportunities this city had to offer for a newcomer like me within the first few days; life changed after that.
Continuing in the field of PR in a cosmopolitan city like Dubai, I grew to learn of the various industries residing here, some between the small stretch from the iconic World Trade Centre roundabout until the first intersection alone!
From breaking numerous Guinness World Records, especially during the Year of Zayed, to being ranked one of the smartest cities in the world, living in Dubai has been an amazing experience that has proven to be a place where dreams can turn into reality.
As much as I love the city, however, it does not come without its challenges, each of which helped me grow. Working with people from around the world and accepting their diverse backgrounds helped me expand upon my knowledge as much as my senses of perseverance and patience were strengthened under the burden of long-distance relationships with family and friends. Nevertheless, Dubai soon became my home away from home.
In the next part of my blog, I will share some of the reasons why the city has proven worthy of its premier ranking in 2019.
Lovelyn Rodrigues is Senior Account Executive at Cicero & Bernay Public Relations, an independent PR agency headquartered in Dubai offering new-age public relations consultancy to the UAE and across the MENA region. | www.cbpr.me