I recently spoke with Jayna Jervey, 28, from Melbourne, Florida. She moved back to the U.S. after spending several years living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I asked Jervey about her experiences there.

NEWSREP (NR): What brought you to Dubai? Did you speak the language?

Jayna Jervey (JJ): I always had an urge to travel and see the world, and was given the opportunity to move to Dubai in 2016 with my company that I’ve worked for since 2011. I don’t speak Arabic, but the funny thing about Dubai is that not many people speak Arabic there. Everyone speaks English, and about 80 percent of Dubai’s population is expats. We outnumber the locals by quite a bit.

NR: What was the immigration process like?