chapter  13
19 Pages

British Transnational (Be)Longing: Emplacement in the Life of Skilled Migrants in Dubai

ByKATIE WALSH

Wherever we’ve been in the world we’ve really tried to make our home where we are, because it’s so unsettling otherwise [. . .] You’ve really got to live your life properly is what I’m trying to say, and if you’re not comfortable in your surroundings, when I say comfortable, things like, we brought Granny’s table and our pictures [gestures around the room], so it’s just homely; and when the children come here [from university in England], they’re coming home.