Aswin - NRI of the Month
Q)Tell us a bit about you.
I am a very enthusiastic, simple and down to earth person with a positive attitude towards life. Being happy is my habit. I work towards achieving my goals and beating every odd I face in the journey. I challenge myself to be the best I can every day. I would find the positive side of any bad situation and make the best out of that to myself and others as well. I believe I am a very approachable and a trustworthy person that my friends and family can rely on.
Q) When and how did your journey to Dubai begin?
My journey to Dubai started in April 2013. When I saw the job vacancy advertised for 'Fly Dubai', I got a gut feeling that this is the opportunity for me. Next moment, I submitted my application in the site and patiently waited to hear from them. One fine day I got the call from them requesting me to visit Dubai for an Interview. The moment I landed in Dubai, I fell in love with the city. I wanted to live here. I cleared the interview successfully and got the job.
Q) Tell us something interesting about your social gatherings, friends, food habits?
Most of my free time is spent with my friends. We spend time outside exploring different places and experimenting on different food from other parts of the world.
Q) Let’s talk about your education? Where did you complete your studies from?
I did my UG in Vivekanand Collge Chenneai and my PG with Madras University , Chennai, India.
Q) Was it hard to get a job in Dubai?
I was lucky enough to get through in the first attempt itself.
Q) What’s it like being a network engineer in an Aviation Industry?
This environment is really challenging. Though I am a Network Engineer in profession, I get exposure in the aviation domain as well. This is a very dynamic industry. I can use my knowledge to meet the requirements of the business. I act as a consultant to the business to overcome the technical challenges with best practices.
Q)How do you feel about residing in Dubai? What do you like the most about it? The tall buildings, the fast cars, the dessert or something other than the usual?
Dubai is a dream city. Anyone can achieve their dreams in this city. The most appealing thing about Dubai is the modern atmosphere and its cleanliness. I also like this multi-culture environment. We get to meet different people from different countries of the world every day. At last not but least, fascinating cars, easy lifestyle and the open culture makes this place more valuable to live in.
Q) Tell us about your favourite: hangout place, Vacation spot, Shopping destination, Street food in Dubai.
I like lot of places in Dubai. Dubai Marina, Marina Walk, Madinat Jumeira, down town are my favorite places to hang out. I like the big shopping malls such as MOE, Dubai mall where you can lot of brands from all over the place.
Q) How much do you miss India and what do you miss the most?
I miss family n friends back home. But thanks to my job, I can easily take a flight to my home whenever I get a free time.