I am an expat just like you and have lived now for 5 years in Dubai. I'm from the Netherlands and married.

In my free time I like to play squash, travel, watch independent movies and TV shows. Something people are surprised to hear about me is that I don't have a car. I don't need it, enjoy using the public metro station, taxis, Careem and Uber. My Prime Minister comes to work on a bicycle and the princess of my country goes on a bicycle to school.  

I have worked 5.5 years in the Netherlands in various roles within my family company. Working in a family company allows you to get a lot of work experience on a decision making level quickly, but I strongly felt the need to build my own career. That's one of the reasons why I left the Netherlands to come to Dubai.  

During the period in Dubai I have successfully completed a MBA at University of Wollongong in Dubai and have build up 5 years of work experience in advising clients and building relationships.

Hopefully I will have the pleasure to meet you as well.

Simon Snelder