From getting a work permit to finding a WiFi hotspot... or even connecting with a fun sport or social group, @Home in Dubai... Getting Connected Online and on the Ground has the inside scoop on how to get it done. Knowing the drill is half the battle and author, Anne O'Connell, and other expats who weigh in with their advice and experiences, are happy to share a few 'how tos' with any and all newcomers. "Reading Anne O'Connell's @Home in Dubai is like sitting down with a friend over a cup of coffee and having all your questions answered." Zvezdana Rashkovich, author, Dubai Wives http://zvezdanarashkovich.webs... "Having lived in Dubai for over 30 years and running my own training company for three, I thought I knew it all. @Home in Dubai offers a wonderfully chatty insight into the how's, why's and wherefore's of living in Dubai. And it's not just for the newbies either! There's fabulous advice for established entrepreneurs too." Lucy Hay, chief excellence officer, Expressions Arabia www.expressionsarabia.com "It's a much-needed hospitable host, who agrees to hold your hand through the raw and rough days of migrating to a new country." Suchitra Chaudhary, senior feature writer, Friday Magazine, Gulf News www.gulfnews.com "Anne has written the guide that I wish I had had when I moved to Dubai. Filled with case studies, personal anecdotes, practical advice, and tips on how to tap into social media for up-to-date information and insights, this guide will make every expat's transition go much, much smoother. Her section on children and teens is especially insightful and honest, and I highly recommend that any expat family heed her advice before making the move." Rebecca Grappo, founder, RNG International Educational Consultants
About the Author
Author, developmental editor, freelance writer and social media consultant, Anne Louise O'Connell, has been an expat since 1993 when she and her husband escaped the cold of Toronto, Canada and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They enjoyed the sun and sand for 14 years, while she worked in the PR field, and then decided it was time for a new adventure. Heading for even more sun and sand, they moved to Dubai in late 2007 and then on to Thailand in 2011.
Since 2007, Anne has been writing books while doing freelance copywriting, editing, author mentoring and social media consulting, along with conducting writing retreats and workshops. She is a regular contributor to Global Living Magazine and Expat Focus. She and her husband have a passion for travel and that adventurous spirit has taken them all over the world. Anne grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has a bachelor of public relations from Mount St. Vincent University. She is the author of @Home in Dubai... Getting Connected Online and on the Ground; 10 Steps to a Successful PR Campaign - a Do-it-Yourself Guide for Authors; and Mental Pause, her first novel, a 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award winner. Her latest novel, Deep Deceit, came out on March 8, 2015. She has also edited a children's book called General Nutty and the Ink Pots by Pauline Oliver as well as a memoir set in India called The Family from Padma Vilas by Padmini Sankar and workbooks in the Embers of the World series by Debbie Nicol.