DUBAI EXPAT STORIES. ‘What keeps me going is the security and the humble, hospitable Emirati people.’

Mohamed Amine Zouhri, who’s from the city of Sfisef in Algeria, set off in 2009 to work in Dubai. Today, he is among the really lucky ones to have landed a job at Dubai Duty Free where he is currently employed as team leader for a luxury perfume brand named Creed.

“The things that makes me happy and love the most about my job is that I am an employee in one of the best airport and duty free in the world. And also, what makes me love my job is that I get to work with employees of different nationalities,” Mohamed said.

He said he grew up in a city back home, loving sports, running and swimming. “When I got my baccalaureate degree, my ambition was to choose the Arabic, French and German translation department. My goal is to work in Dubai, one of the best cities in the world,” Mohammed said.

They say Dubai is an expensive city to live in. Mohamed says it’s actually a matter of choice.

“I think it is wrong to say that Dubai is an expensive city,” he says. “In my personal opinion, for example, there are 7-star and 3-star hotels, choose the hotel according to your ability (to pay).”

Mohamed says he likes the Creek more than any other place in Dubai.  “I see the originality,” he explains.

Asked what keeps him going, Mohamed said: “The security, safety and the humble and hospitable Emirati people. I always feel that UAE is my second country, and it all goes back to the wise leadership, thanks to the foresight and wisdom of the rulers of this country.”


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