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I've accepted a contract and am starting to get very worried of what will happen if I do not like it in Dubai. It is for a school there. Suppose it is not for me what am i entitled to pay them if this is the case. The contract states I must 'repay all the expenses the labor and immigration departments have incurred on the school on their behalf' if i break it in 1st year. anyone know roughly how much this would be? I could handle this as long as it's not going well over £1,000.


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It will be well over $1,800 or whatever the conversion is. My contract says that as well, my flight alone was over that amount man. Think positively!!

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I've accepted a contract and am starting to get very worried of what will happen if I do not like it in Dubai. It is for a school there. Suppose it is not for me what am i entitled to pay them if this is the case. The contract states I must 'repay all the expenses the labor and immigration departments have incurred on the school on their behalf' if i break it in 1st year. anyone know roughly how much this would be? I could handle this as long as it's not going well over £1,000.

Have you not been to Dubai before? You're probably just getting a little jittery because of the big move! It can be quite intimidating and the thought of moving to a new country, especially in the Middle East could be quite daunting. But Dubai really is not a bad place at all!

You'll probably only hate it if you hate sunshine all year round! When are you due to begin work? I would recommend that you try and come here on a short holiday so you can see what the city is all about.

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If you've already signed the contract.. save the money and come when you're supposed to.. bring sunscreen!

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I've accepted a contract and am starting to get very worried of what will happen if I do not like it in Dubai. It is for a school there. Suppose it is not for me what am i entitled to pay them if this is the case. The contract states I must 'repay all the expenses the labor and immigration departments have incurred on the school on their behalf' if i break it in 1st year. anyone know roughly how much this would be? I could handle this as long as it's not going well over £1,000.

You accepted those terms? They are not standard UAE labour law conditions and are only enforceable if you agree to them. I always tell people not to accept any terms than are detrimental like this, but sadly you have, so are legally bound by them.

The total cost should be no more than a few thousand Dirhams.
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Do you know if these "standard UAE labour law conditions" are public anywhere so people can read them and compare with offered contract?

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You accepted those terms? They are not standard UAE labour law conditions and are only enforceable if you agree to them. I always tell people not to accept any terms than are detrimental like this, but sadly you have, so are legally bound by them.

The total cost should be no more than a few thousand Dirhams.
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Thanks. Just wondering, how do you know it is this amount? I've been told on another forum that it would be about 4,000 AED so would seem about right. Ive not actually traveled over so could technically cancel now, could I? Don't think I would do this as I definitely want to give it a try. Just worried if I hate it and have to pay thousands of £ to get out. I should really have questioned them on this but had to sign it in a couple of days and wasn't so thorough. Was pretty sure I'd do the year then but personal circumstances that have cropped up are making me jittery now.


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I know as I advise people on these queries every week in a national newspaper. (see links in my blog - below)

If you google UAE labour law you will find some info, although the version from Al Tamimi that everyone uses has a few errors in it. The MoL does not publish a full version on line.

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Thanks. Just wondering, how do you know it is this amount? I've been told on another forum that it would be about 4,000 AED so would seem about right. Ive not actually traveled over so could technically cancel now, could I? Don't think I would do this as I definitely want to give it a try. Just worried if I hate it and have to pay thousands of £ to get out. I should really have questioned them on this but had to sign it in a couple of days and wasn't so thorough. Was pretty sure I'd do the year then but personal circumstances that have cropped up are making me jittery now.
Because I know the system.

The actual residence visa is cheap at around AED 400, plus another AED 100 for processing and up to AED 400 for medical tests. A labour card is another AED 200 or so, plus some incidental charges and the time in organising all the paperwork.

The sponsor pays a deposit of AED 5,000, but this is refundable when the visa is cancelled.
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I know as I advise people on these queries every week in a national newspaper. (see links in my blog - below)

If you google UAE labour law you will find some info, although the version from Al Tamimi that everyone uses has a few errors in it. The MoL does not publish a full version on line.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. For other readers who might be looking for the same thing: search on"UAELabourLaw.pdf" and it should be the first hit on Google.

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