Originally Posted by skss
My husband has been presented with a unique opportunity that would bring us to Dubai for 2-3 years. His salary will be between 175,000 to 200,000 USD(I think about 64,000/month is the UAE conversion) with housing included. Is this a good salary for a family of 4? We live pretty simply and have 2 young children, a 4 year old and 1 year old. Also, are there a lot of activities for children in Dubai? I would appreciate any information. I have been reading the posts and it has been helpful in trying to make our decision.
Sorry, a bit thick, but when you say 'housing included' does that mean that housing has to come out of that amount? Are school fees included? What industry is your husband in? If housing is not provided, will they help you with the upfront rent? It is a salary that would enable you to live comfortably here, especially as you only have one child at school age, but I would definitely make srue that you don't have to go into debt to pay the first year's rent upfront.