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Old 08-29-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Dubai has a wide reputation for abusing foreign workers. And under no circumstances EVER should you be required to hand over your passport to an employer.

This is required reading for you, I hope it influences your decision:

The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:06 AM
 
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Hello,

I've been offered a job in 5-star hotel in Dubai and I'm eager to have some more information about this place. Any information would be appreciated.

My wage would be 500 euros per month, and I have housing, food while on duty and transportation.

I'm an European girl. What I found out is that when you go there your employer take your passport, so you can't leave or change your job.

Any information would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
ohh my god... stay in Europe.

Dubai has been criticized for perpetuating a class-based society, where migrant workers are in the lower classes.

Millions of people around the world would love to live and work in Europe. You are European... if you dont like your country just try a different one inside the union.

Ireland looks good.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:07 AM
 
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Dubai has a wide reputation for abusing foreign workers. And under no circumstances EVER should you be required to hand over your passport to an employer.

This is required reading for you, I hope it influences your decision:

The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
10X I read it and many more...
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:26 AM
 
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THANK YOU EVERYONE

I won't go...the risk is not worth it.

Thank's for the help.

I hope all the people that are going to work there won't have any problems
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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You'll end up like the girl on Taken!!
Sitting in a basement looking stupid being whipped with chains for refusal to mop the floor with your tongue!!
Anywhere that takes your passport is basically a prison , or some kind of sick sex/pornography ring.
I'm telling you for your own sake , don't do it!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Hello
I am a resident of Saudi Arabia and had previously gone to the UAE
A very beautiful country
Nature of work and easy to live in.
And you will find people of high morals and love the good of all
I think you will not find any difficulty in the work because the work in the hotel fun
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:48 PM
Fan
 
Location: YTO & ATH
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500 euros? Not worth it! Don't go!! You will have nothing to do in your free time - maybe just go to a mall or something.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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500 euros? Not worth it! Don't go!! You will have nothing to do in your free time - maybe just go to a mall or something.
There was tons to do in Dubai! Tons of theatres,cinema,sporting events,and arcades.

500 was always a bad deal though, and it looked like somebody was trying to exploit this young girl
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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It's a job in the first Armani hotel. It's located in Burj Tower and is due to be open very soon. Last night I read a lot of things on the Internet about Dubai and I'm not impressed at all
You should be impressed with Dubai- or at least two years ago. But this is great hotel to work for. But about the passport- they cannot do that. Who told you this? They could make a copy if anything. Do you have blond hair? When I lived there, my blonde hair was an issue. Supposedly, the authortative men of Dubai like their Russian girls. But someone said you may be getting trapped into a sex industry- I wouldnt say that. However, I would say to watch your labor while your there. You will see that there are many 'blue collared' workers basically working as 'slaves.'
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