Last updated on January 21st, 2021 at 07:06 am


Name: Helen Debrah-Ampofo

Where you can find Helen : helendebrahampofo.com, Instagram  and Twitter.

Nationality: British

Current Host Country: The United Arab Emirates

Years Abroad: 4+

Occupation: Educational Coordinator & Consultant, Expat Lifestyle & Travel Blogger, Creator of AfroHairUAE online community.

Black Woman next to outside painting in UAE

I moved to my current country because: There were better opportunities for teachers in the UAE than the UK. It allowed my husband (who is also a teacher) to save more than we would have been able to in the UK.

The Best thing about living in my host country has been:
Being able to have a much better standard of living whilst also being able to save. It's also been amazing to meet so many people from all over the world.



My favorite experience living here has been: Hosting my first event for the natural hair community I created out here.

The three things you need to make it here is: Patience, contacts and money.

If you’re considering living here, you need to leave this at home: Your mentality. Because out here, it is different!


The biggest lesson I learned as an expat is:
I am not in control of my life whatsoever but luckily God is.





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