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Rebecca Coleman enjoys her new surroundings
Rebecca Coleman enjoys her new surroundings
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Catch up with Falkirk folk in far flung places.


WHERE ARE YOU NOW? I live in Dubai.

WHY ARE YOU THERE? From 1995 to 2002 I lived in Oman with my mum and step dad. My mum and step dad moved to Dubai in 2004 so when I graduated in 2008, it only seemed normal to move back out this way.

WHAT DO YOU DO? Am the regional HR manager for a facilities management company. I oversee the HR departments in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait. Am also a scuba diving instructor and sky diving coach.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN THERE? Almost four years.

FAMILY? My mum and my step dad also live out here.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE NOW? There’s an abundance of career opportunities. You can visit the world’s tallest building, dine at the world’s only seven-star hotel, and who can deny a tax-free living?

ANYTHING YOU DON’T LIKE? The weather in the summer. Temperatures range from 38c to over 50c between June and September.

BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THERE AND HERE? Dubai is such a fast-paced city.

WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST FROM HOME? Scottish culture and landscape, family and decent supermarket. Every year I go back to Falkirk, to top-up on everything I miss.

ANY MESSAGE FOR FAMILY AND OLD FRIENDS? Hi to all of my friends and family, mostly my gran Moira Thomson, papa Robert Thomson, dad Norman Coleman and brother and sister Jack and Kirsty Coleman. When are you coming to visit?