Join Liam Jeffrey and Richard Crossley, Dubai residents now for a combined the past 14 years as the interviews fellow residents who give their take on the Dubai life.
#22 The DubaiLife Discuss The Giving Movement and New Age Business With Dominic Nowell Barnes
Dominic has a truly fascinating story and shares all in this episode of The DubaiLife Podcast!
Dominic was an entrepreneur from the get-go, as a kid, he would post flyers to get jobs cleaning neighbors' cars in his home city of Leeds, UK. It was clear that school wasn't his bag and after completing a finance qualification at college Dominic found his self-selling flooring via eBay. With a strong desire to learn and move the business forward Dominic had incredible success with this business and in a short space of time opened up call centers and even physical retail stores.
To escape the mayhem of the call center business environment Dominic would often take himself off to Dubai alone. It was during one of these trips that he just realized that Dubai had to be his future.
He decided to sell the business and make the move and in the space of just a few weeks here he was.
Dominic talks about many business opportunities that presented themselves to him during his early days in Dubai, one of them being baby milk power. In the end, Dominic realized that the drive behind his next venture had to be more than money, he realized that in order to succeed he needed to A) really enjoy what he was doing and B) impact the lives of others in a positive way! Wallah The Giving Movement was born. A year in of planning later and the company launch during COVID-19.
The Giving Movement company uses only 100% recycled materials (mainly plastic bottles and bamboo) to disrupt the broken ways of the fashion industry! They create deeply meaningful apparel that is sustainable, made ethically in the UAE and has a positive impact through donating $4 from every item purchased to charity. $4 is enough to provide food, daily shelter, and education for a full week for one child in need. Meaning each time you purchase an item, you can change one person’s life for the better.
Please head over the thegivingmovement.com to check out the full collection!
You can also follow Dominic and The Giving Movement on Instagram: @thegivingmovement @dominicnowellbarnes
#21 The Dubai Life Goes On An Amazing Voyage Of Discovery With Paul Evans
Paul Evans, we salute you! What a great time we had on this episode of The DubaiLife Podcast! Paul's story has the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster for sure! It is a tremendous story of incredible highs and at times unfathomable lows! But he's here now and has put his stamp on "DubaiLife" with brands such as Asia Aisa, Q43, Wavehouse, Karma Cafe, Lock Stock & Barrel and STK Downtown!
From early setbacks with dyslexia and bullying to finding big success in the fast-paced GE Sales arena! Paul set off for Egypt and hit the party life hard. All of this was shortlived as after 18 months of non-stop partying he found himself with acute pancreatitis and in a coma for 77 days. The story surrounding his illness and the coma is a podcast episode in itself! The real change in Paul's life was when he woke up from this coma. This was the inspiration behind the name of his record selling book "When I Woke Up"
After a long recovery, Paul went back to Egypt and grew his business. His company transforming the Egyptian nightlife scene until another set back came in the form of the Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution.
It was at this point that Paul with a young family ended up in Dubai and the rest is history!
We strongly recommend that you read the book When I Woke Up! you can find more information on the website www.whenIwokeup.com
You can also follow Paul on Instagram @Pauljohnevs
#20 How Will Your #DubaiLife Change Post Covid We Discuss All With Lazarus
Many of you out there may understandably be concerned about what life will look like post-COVID-19. Well in This episode of the DubaiLife podcast we talk to the very informed Lazarus who spends all of his time looking at the economy here in Dubai and around the world.
We get straight to it and put the very difficult questions on everyone's mind at the moment.
You can follow Lazarus on twitter using the handle @lazarusshauk and get the Laz reports by contacting him on that platform.
Thank you for listening and subscribing to the show we really do appreciate all the support!
#19 The Dubailife Talks Brunches With Justin Bieber and Nick from Candypants
In this episode of The DubaiLife Podcast, Liam and Richard sit down with Nick Purvis. The man behind Candypant's incredible growth here in Dubai!
After starting as a nightlife concept in the North of England in 2008 Candypants has come a long way. They have brought an unrivaled party experience to people all over the globe in destinations such as Miami, Las Vegas, Ibiza, Marbella, Oman, Doha and basically having their own party yacht at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It's an amazing story of perseverance and how sticking to your vision can have amazing results.
But it wasn't always this way. Starting out in Dubai Nick talks about the early days and how they sometimes only had 13 people turn up to their brunch.
The city of Dubai is so happy Nick and the team stuck with it and changed the way we brunch. They now only focus on breaking their own records. Working alongside billionaire hotel magnate Mohammed Al Habtoor (in true Dubai spirit) they created the Candypant's Mega Brunch where they are able to host over 1,000 party goers. They even welcomed Justin Beiber to one of their parties.
The future for Nick and the brand is bright and he explains how they plan to expand into a lifestyle brand. They have already started a hugely popular swimwear line, Candypants radio and a new podcast that Nick hosts.
Check out Nick and Candypants on Instagram:
#18 The DubaiLife Gets Into Thongs, Music and The Mind...
Fascinating catch up with Richard in this episode. Richard talks to us about his early days getting into music back in Melbourne and how that manifested into a career working at EMI Records and some of the world's biggest superstars!
An entrepreneur at heart Richard set up a number of businesses here in Dubai and worked with some major operations such as coca-cola, Emirates, Apple, and Sony to name just a few.
Later in the talk, we get into Richards real passion, Psychology of the mind or more specifically NLP and how we can stay certain in an uncertain world!
I really hope you enjoy this one! Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
You can also now follow the show on Instagram - @thedubailifepodcast
#17 The DubaiLife Drive Away With Golf Pro Andy Carter!
Big News on today’s Podcast the “Lockdown” is over!... Or is it? We talk about the new ease on restrictions by the UAE government. We also then welcome Mr Andy Carter onto the show. Andy talks to us about his journey into golf from getting started with his mates to making the decision to turn pro. Andy also got into the YouTube scene via his good mate Rick Shiels and how he has grown his channel to where it is today. Being a resident now for 2.5 years we learn about Andy’s perfect day here in Dubai and how he’s not rushing back to rainy old Manchester any time Soon! You can all follow Andy on his Instagram @carters_golf and YouTube Carter’s Golf.
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Loved the podcast... great insights. A wonderfully engaging look at life in Dubai and indeed the Dubai Property Market.... Would Highly Recommend.