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I'm offered 13k AED all inclusive, what do you think of it for a single, will I be able to save any?
It depends on how you live and how much you spend in housing, transportation and your life style.

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Hi James
Yes this slow move is normal around here..... Just keep pushing. It's the only way. Stay assertive, as that is the culture here.

Also I would suggest you look for a temporary place to live, like served apartments when you first arrive.
House hunting and the up front money for rent, agents fee, dewa deposit etc is painful when you are trying to get your head around a new role.
We stayed at Grand Midwest apartments in Media City for 2 months, then moved to Nuran serviced apartments in the marina for a month before we found our villa in Barsha.
If you are being pose ruins, just put them in storage here.
There is no shame in staying in a hotel apartment, just until you know the lay of the land.

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Ranches is the most mentioned in respects to Families hence gravitating in the that direction
Will add Jumeira to the list


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Hi..... We moved into Al Barsha 1 and never looked back. Villa compounds, walk to the mall of the emirates, metro and Barsha Park. Perfect for families in the middle of everything.

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Hi..... We moved into Al Barsha 1 and never looked back. Villa compounds, walk to the mall of the emirates, metro and Barsha Park. Perfect for families in the middle of everything.

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Dear friends,

I just get offer from ADCO from Abu Dhabi for Engineer position in oil and gas industry. I have 09 years experience in that position. The package including:
1. Basic: 28,000 AED/month with permanence contract
2. Housing allowance: 150,000 AED/year (this is not cash entitlement, the company provide good house)
3. Full medical for family and staff
4. Car LOAN: 150,000 AED in one time.
5. Furniture support: 35,000 AED in one time when I arrived
6. Full education support up for 4 childs (I remember 35,000 AED/year/child)

Actually, NET in hand will be 28,000 AED/month. I will spend for food, transportation,
entertainment.

Anyone can advice me, that package is enough for family with my wife and 1 little daughter?

How much I can save a month? (I would say for normal requirement)

Appreciated for your help on this matter.

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Anyone can advice me, that package is enough for family with my wife and 1 little daughter?
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How much I can save a month? (I would say for normal requirement)
Depending on your lifestyle... I would say 10k/month easy... probably more if you are a bit more "reasonable" with your expenses...

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New on this forum. I have been approached by a company in Dubai about a position. I have a few questions before I sit with them as I'm unsure what would be a decent package and not to sure what to ask for.

Wife and I and to little girls. 4 and 6.

I will be the only one working at this stage unless we can negotiate a position for my wife in another leg of the company.

Some advise would great. Just a few answers so I will be able to understand the numbers before I sit with them.

We are from SA the CEO flys in on Saturday to meet next week with us.

Thanks a million.

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Hi, all

New on this forum. I have been approached by a company in Dubai about a position. I have a few questions before I sit with them as I'm unsure what would be a decent package and not to sure what to ask for.

Wife and I and to little girls. 4 and 6.

I will be the only one working at this stage unless we can negotiate a position for my wife in another leg of the company.

Some advise would great. Just a few answers so I will be able to understand the numbers before I sit with them.

We are from SA the CEO flys in on Saturday to meet next week with us.

Thanks a million.
You didn't state what questions you have??

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You aren't doing South Africans a favour through poor writing skills and an inability to include your questions.

Anyway, if the CEO is actually flying to SA to meet with you, it sounds like you're in demand. What kind of company is it? A small outfit or a major one?

For a middle class lifestyle in Dubai (modest 3-bed villa, schooling at better schools, two mid-range cars, a few holidays, a few meals out and savings at the end of the day) aim for an all inclusive package value of 50,000 AED/month.

Then again if you're genuinely in demand by this company why not even aim higher? But only you know how valuable you are.

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Hi, all

New on this forum. I have been approached by a company in Dubai about a position. I have a few questions before I sit with them as I'm unsure what would be a decent package and not to sure what to ask for.

Wife and I and to little girls. 4 and 6.

I will be the only one working at this stage unless we can negotiate a position for my wife in another leg of the company.

Some advise would great. Just a few answers so I will be able to understand the numbers before I sit with them.

We are from SA the CEO flys in on Saturday to meet next week with us.

Thanks a million.
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Hi,

Apologies for the "poor writing skills".

Thank you for the advice.

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