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Old 2nd April 2014, 08:44 AM
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The job title is Director, Business Development. The company is in the Utility sector, supplying parts and services to many industries with a focus on power companies, main customer is DEWA. I am a Finance and Marketing graduate, I work in a similar role in the US, but this is appealing to me because I could do a lot more being located in the region.
Age or rather Years of exp... + selling what? (high capital equipment like Turbines or small switches?)
Directors typically with 15+ years are at 160K USD

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Hey Everyone,

I am new here and am considering an offer I received from a company in Dubai, they are located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, the package I am being offered is:

Salary: AED 366,000/yr (AED 30,500/month)
Housing: AED 100,000/yr (AED 8,333/month)
Car benefit: AED 30,000/yr (AED 2,500/month)
2 roundtrip plane tickets/year
30 vacation days
Full medical insurance

I am a single American expat, I want to live in the Dubai Marina area (1 bedroom or open to having roommate and splitting), get a pretty decent car (BMW 3 series, Audi A4, etc.), go out to bars/clubs on the weekend and travel a few times a year. Is this package good enough to do all the above and save a decent chunk of cash every month?
Easily.

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Hey Everyone,

I am new here and am considering an offer I received from a company in Dubai, they are located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, the package I am being offered is:

Salary: AED 366,000/yr (AED 30,500/month)
Housing: AED 100,000/yr (AED 8,333/month)
Car benefit: AED 30,000/yr (AED 2,500/month)
2 roundtrip plane tickets/year
30 vacation days
Full medical insurance

I am a single American expat, I want to live in the Dubai Marina area (1 bedroom or open to having roommate and splitting), get a pretty decent car (BMW 3 series, Audi A4, etc.), go out to bars/clubs on the weekend and travel a few times a year. Is this package good enough to do all the above and save a decent chunk of cash every month?
That's a very good, solid offer from what I can tell of the local market (I work in a different sector, but nonetheless). I think you'd be fine with this amount...it's always easy to spend far more than you're offered here, but if you can stick to a budget and be sensible about your lifestyle, you'll be very comfortable.

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Hi guys

Could you tell me if this is a good offer? Will I be able to live and enjoy life over there?
Single guy, no kids, 8 years experience in IT.
Should mention main reason for move is to try life abroad.

Base 20k per month
7k living allowance
medical cover and pay for return flights after end of employment


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James, you have already answered your own question. If your main reason is the adventure, then this is a great opportunity to get out of your safe zone. Housing may be a but of a challenge but the car is more critical. Without a car it's going to be important to be close to the metro.
Base salary is great if you don't have to cover car end extra costs for housing.

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Whats the salary for a Fresh grad in Marketing Management. Minimal experience with a Bachelors in Marketing. Whats the average time before you receive an increase?

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It is clear to see that you are indeed 'fresh'. There is no way we can answer those questions. What you will earn depends on where you come from and which company you aim for as well as which job you apply for.
Average time to get a raise? Depends on your performance!

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Yeah sure you would be able to save as you are a single if i say you rent a studio apartment it would be about AED 7000 and if i say AED 3000 will be your travel and food expense still you have AED 3000 remaining....I am sure you can manage...

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Just received an offer from ADNOC. grade 16. I have been in the Oil and Gas industry for 20 years.
The offer is AED 25000 per month which is 15500 basic + 9500 allowances .
They also offered 200000 per year housing allowance + 40000 per year per child education allowance.
I have 2 kids so total package offered is AED 580000.

In addition One off furnishing allowance of 47000 AED, interest free car loan of 150000 AED repayable over 4 years.
They say they have a yearly discretionary bonus and an end of service payment = 1 month basic for each year.

I have gone back to them saying I need to be paid a higher basic. I have asked for a total yearly package of 700000 AED, but am wondering if it might be asking for too much? Informatively my current earnings are about 650000 AED.

Questions :
1. Do ADNOC negotiate on the basic? If so , by how much?
2. are any increments available yearly?
3. What are Bonuses like?
4. Is there any across the board pay rise on the Horizon at ADNOC? (I believe there has been no rise in scales since 2008?).

Any assistance / information would be most appreciated.

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Hiya everyone. Hubby and myself will be moving to Dubai in 2 weeks. So exciting!!!

Hubby will be working for a small consulting company as the Regional Manager. I've been warned to expect that he will travel a lot in the region unfortunately, so I may wind up having to entertain myself a lot of the time.

The salary we will be getting is 65000 Dirams per month. There is also a housing allowance of 250000 Dirams per year, car allowance of 75000 Dirams per year, relocation allowance of 10000. Flights home will be provided twice a year in BA Club. We have no kiddies yet but they will also pay school fees at the school of our choice when we do have some.

I enjoy riding and intend to bring two of my ponies out with me. I'm worried that the transport costs and stabling costs may wind up being a bit high. The company will not pay these costs and we are expected to cover these out of the relocation allowance. I think it is rather unfair since we are saving the company so much money already because we don't have children, but hubby doesn't want to make a fuss about it. I just wanted to check if this is normal or if others have any experience of getting the company to pay these costs?



If i remeber correctly one of my friend managed to "extract" relocation allowance and transporatation cost for his 2 terriers (german shepherd and great dane) by claiming that they are like his adopted kids. You can also give it a shot but put your case strongly ...

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