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Old 6th March 2014, 04:27 AM
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Hello All, new to the forum and currently looking to relocate to Dubai with my wife and 17 year old. Question is: I know companies offer school allowances for children but do they offer college tuition for recent high school graduated kids who want to go to college in Dubai? Thanks for the help
What TallyHo said, although it depends on who they are, who you are, and how much they want or need YOU.
They might not give you an allowance, but you might get a big enough package to cover it.

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Yep. A hypothetical package offer of 150K is better than a package offer of 100K + 30K in school fees.

The only time school fees can be perceived as a genuine benefit if you're offered fees paid in full at any school of your choosing because this implies there's no cap on how much they will pay in fees and the company will continue paying the fees regardless of any tuition increases. Most school fee benefits are capped and fees seems to go up substantially every year whereas you can't count on the allowance increasing every year.

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What TallyHo said, although it depends on who they are, who you are, and how much they want or need YOU.
They might not give you an allowance, but you might get a big enough package to cover it.

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Red face pastry chef ... salary expectation/ expat package?

hi everyone, this is one of my first post on this forum and i would like some useful help concerning my relocation in Dubai.
I am a pastry chef of 30 years old with 8 years experience in michelin star restaurant within france,Spain, UK and Taiwan. i do speak french, spanish, english and a bit of arabic.
i actually live in Taipei with my fiancee and we will relocate to Dubai within a month.
we do not have kids but have 3 cats.
For the relocation of the cats, that is not a problem at all. it is already sorted out.

the important question is concerning my expat package.
i normally would have applied for a pastry sous chef position but i am forced to take a junior sous chef or senior chef de partie (this is to help me integrate in a more easy way and then once installed work out for higher position.)
the basic package i get is 12000 aed a month including everything.
my fiancee will join me after a couple of months and will get a job in retail or trading companies as she is fluent in chinese/japanese/ english and have 7 years of work in trading companies.

we both have a very normal lifestyle, enjoying things but not getting crazy and partying like crazy.

we plan to rent a 1 bedroom flat ( with living room ) in the international city for around 60000 aed a year.

so is 12000 aed enough and more importantly correct or am i getting screwed?

for any further information don't hesitate to ask.
thaks again

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Better to get your self work experience in the States , then move to the Gulf after you have got some experience, your salary will be marginally better.

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Hi All

I have been offered a position for a multinational IT company (they make a lot of printers) as a project manager.
I have been offered an all inclusive package of 35000 AED. I get a paid mobile, private medical, 22 days annual leave, 85% kids school fees paid, 20,000AED per year to fly back to the UK, relocation allowance of 40,000AED

I am 30 years old with 7 years working experience. Is this a good offer?
Will be supporting my wife and a baby.

Would we be able to live comfortably on this and still save about 5000AED a month?

I understand that i will need a cheque for accomodation which wont be a problem

Any advice would be great.

thanks
You should be able to save much more than 5k, if you save on housing by going to an area outside the hot spots, spend money wisely.

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Hi,

Thank you so much for your kind comments.

My position will be an E-Commerce Executive. Although my salary seems low, I believe that's a good start for a new career in Dubai and I can have better positions in short terms when everything is fine.

Regards,
Yes you can build your way up, but for your experience, it is low

And the bonus term saying depends on performance clearly indicates the company is either not planning to pay, or its a small one with financial troubles.

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Hey guys, I was recently offered a job as a fresh grad in the UAE. It was around 13000 AED per month all inclusive except for the tickets back home. The job offers overtime pay as well at a rate of 70 AED per hour.

I was told this was too little and to wait for a better offer later on but I'd really like your input as well. I believe, after some quick cost calculations, that what I'd be able to save (around 3500-3900 AED per month) would be way more than an average salary back home in Egypt.

Does this make sense or am I mistaken and should wait for a better deal to come along? Please note that I have less than a year's worth of experience.

PS: I am an Egyptian national and an engineer.

Thanks in advance
13k AED for a Fresh Grad, Arab National? This is more than great. Arab Engineers are over worked and under paid. Fresh starts at 7k for most companies, some small offices offer 3-4k.

Just take it, don't wait another second

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can anyone help me about what will be a decent salary package (in terms of Per Annum) in Saudi Arabia for Mechanical Engineer having 11+ years experience.i am a married man and having one son.
State your Nationality, sorry but it works like this

What they are paying
If in oil and gas :
Asian: 25k SAR per month
Arab: 30k SAR per month
Western : 45 SAR per month

Construction:
Asian 18 , Arab 24 , Western 40k

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Thanks Milady!

I was in the process of negotiations and manage to get them up to د.إ.‏ 30,000.00 / month

Based on digging through previous posts...put the following numbers together to use as 'ballparking' running monthly expenses:

-------------Monthly------------
Rent-------د.إ.‏ 8,500.00
Car--------د.إ.4,000.00
Furniture--د.إ.‏ 20,000.00 (Yearly)
Internet---د.إ.‏ 1,000.00
Insurance-د.إ.‏ 2,000.00
Groceries--د.إ.‏ 4,000.00
Electricity--د.إ.‏ 1,000.00
Eating out-د.إ.‏ 2,800.00
------------------------------------

This is for a young couple (no kids...yet!), living somewhere in the JLT/Downtown Dubai area with a decent car.


Please let me know if this makes sense

Thanks!
How many years of experience?

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hi everyone, this is one of my first post on this forum and i would like some useful help concerning my relocation in Dubai.
I am a pastry chef of 30 years old with 8 years experience in michelin star restaurant within france,Spain, UK and Taiwan. i do speak french, spanish, english and a bit of arabic.
i actually live in Taipei with my fiancee and we will relocate to Dubai within a month.
we do not have kids but have 3 cats.
For the relocation of the cats, that is not a problem at all. it is already sorted out.

the important question is concerning my expat package.
i normally would have applied for a pastry sous chef position but i am forced to take a junior sous chef or senior chef de partie (this is to help me integrate in a more easy way and then once installed work out for higher position.)
the basic package i get is 12000 aed a month including everything.
my fiancee will join me after a couple of months and will get a job in retail or trading companies as she is fluent in chinese/japanese/ english and have 7 years of work in trading companies.

we both have a very normal lifestyle, enjoying things but not getting crazy and partying like crazy.

we plan to rent a 1 bedroom flat ( with living room ) in the international city for around 60000 aed a year.

so is 12000 aed enough and more importantly correct or am i getting screwed?

for any further information don't hesitate to ask.
thaks again
I have no clue regarding the hospitality industry, but 12k is kind of low.
International city is not a pleasant place, you can survive, even save money.

But you'll be working long hours, long commuting, live for the weekends.

Don't compare how much you make at home with your offer.

Think of the long term, quality of life, the ability to save.
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