Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My First Work Meeting in Dubai

Hahaha I think for the first few months from now, my idea of blogging is always to share about my first of everything in Dubai....so please put up with the cliche title.

Yesterday I was called by my boss to join him for a meeting with clients in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It was a dream come true as I have been reading quite a lot about the DIFC and felt grateful to have finally attended a meeting in such a great place. The nature of work in Dubai is international. The professionals in banking and finance sector also comes from diverse nationalities. Yesterday I represented clients from Bahrain and met up with DIFC and Dubai Financial Service Authority (DFSA) regulators from the UK, UAE and Malaysia. Oh yes, there are a lot of Malaysians in the banking and finance industry in Dubai. I feel proud to be a Malaysian because we are internationally known as experts in Islamic finance in Dubai. I have bumped into a few of them in cafes around my office and some were my clients back in Kuala Lumpur.

Pic by Al Abrar Group

The Gate, famous building in DIFC.
I had a meeting inside this building.


Today is my 4th day at work. I just got a message to attend another meeting in DIFC. Luckily it is only a walking distance from my office to DIFC, otherwise the thought of waiting for taxi will kill my excitement to visit DIFC again. In Dubai, owning a car is very important. If you rely on taxis then you will have to suffer the long wait under the dessert sunshine or wind and the behaviour of the taxi drivers. The taxi fare is also exepensive ! But the ride is luxury and comfortable because the smallest taxi cars here are Toyota Camry.

So let me prepare myself for the next meeting and send this post first...


Ohh you are from Malaysia !
Malaysian is nice people...

everybody I met

8 comments:

zuzrin said...

Along, semoga kau gembira disana, jangan lupa Malaysia...

cohong gym said...

Memang best la long. Kau post lagi banyak gambar untuk kengkawan yang tak de harapan nak ke Dubai. At least dapat mengubat hati yang parah.

Kau sambar la sebijik kereta or harley. Kan kau minat harley.

zuzrin said...

takpun try le sambar Unta sebijik dua, baru le stail arab sikit... Jangan lupa pos sekor untuk Cohong, boleh le melaram sekitar KL..

Syamsulfaiz said...

Ada duit semua boleh sambar. Ramai juga aku tengok yg tunggang Harley kat sini. Tapi hati kena beranila. Depa bawak laju gila dan exhaust satu Dubai boleh dengar. Sempoi. Tapi kereta2 GMC, Hummer kat jalanraya pun lagi laju. Kecut perut aku.

Unta belum nampak lagi.

HERMZZ said...

Aku rasa UNTA diorang dah simpan kat dalam umah buat macam pet (macam ko dengan kucing). Tapi lagi senang jaga pasal ko cuma kasi makan 1 kali seminggu

Tayadih Maysia said...

Salam,

semoga berjaya...ah long!


kimminas

عيديد said...

Hi Syam... dah jadi kerja sini ker..

Marhaba ya habibi..


Wah dah discover Dubai. Tak per tak per tapi jgn discover semua nanti lepas 1-2 bulan dah bosan sbb dah tak tau apa nak buat.

Anyway, do email or YM me aidir_ariffin@yahoo.com boleh buat geng..

Cheers

Syamsulfaiz said...

Terima kasih semua kepada yang mendoakan aku. Semoga rezeki korang melimpah ruah, sampai tertumpah atas aku..hahaha

Aidid, terima kasih, nanti kita jumpa punya.

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