well if life is hard at dubai...i guess life is much harder here. to live a decent life in the philippines is something that is "too much to ask for" since its lucky if you have a roof in ur head, food to eat, and have basic utilities. most don't have any savings. your salary is just enough for you to be broke.
I have a free airline ticket to go to dubai....I haven't done so. In the late eighties, i went to bahrain, muskat, abu dhabi for some job scouting...true enough there were a lot of jobs then. But the world have changed since then. I find dubai very very expensive for nothing. I can enjoy somewhere else for a lot less. The dubai experiment is all hyped up, just the beauty of marketing, nothing more and nothing less. just another white elephant.