It is only 9am but already 38 degrees celsius. This is a warm-up with a difference. This is the Bad Times Boot Camp. To help change that perception, small groups of amateurs and semi-professionals are working hard with custom built "super bikes" to get motorbike racing off the ground. When possible, deal directly with building developers or managing companies who are more closely regulated by the government.
And whilst the year-round sunshine and sandy beaches might make unemployment in Dubai more appealing than in many other places, it is not all fun in the sun. In a big reversal of recent years, demand for jobs here now vastly outstrips supply. After years of trying to attract the right skills and experience to the region, there is growing concern that it could be difficult to win back the staff who have left, if the market picks up again.
Career plan But in the meantime, Alex is working on plans to expand the concept to neighbouring Abu Dhabi. But could the boot camp become a victim of its own success?
But it is tricky to quantify the extent of the job losses here as there are few hard statistics. If you want to stay, most residence visas, allotted for a maximum of three years, are renewed without any hassles, but can involve a series of interviews with government officials and are still occasionally denied, said Srinivasan.
But that has had only limited success in persuading people to stick around. How did you handle it? And in between the job hunting and interview preparation, they come to the boot camp. First challenge is to install a network of charging points.
Abu Dhabi may have the financial clout to invest in alternative forms of energy but will its plans pay off in the long run?
In most cases, that means you have just six weeks to find a new job, and a new visa, before you have to leave the country. Unemployed expats are giving the bad times a run for their money Rather than dwelling on his bad luck, he created the Bad Times Boot Camp.
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Many areas are still somewhat segregated by nationality, said Srinivasan, although that is slowly changing. They have all lost their jobs in Dubai in the last few months. And whilst many of the issues stem from deeper problems; calls for leadership reforms, free elections and press freedom - tensions have boiled over because of rising costs, soaring unemployment and poverty.
Fewer expats mean less demand for property.
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