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I have been oferred a hotel job in RAK , they are offering me 11000 AED per month plus furnished apartment withall utility bills covered, on single status, I am planing on bringing my wife a couple of months later, she is a Doctor, do you think we will be able to live with income explained before? she will be applying for medical lincese and hopefully in less than six months she will be working too.

Please adivce if this package will be sufficient for both?

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I can't comment on whether the salary is fair for your experience.

I will only say that housing is very expensive in Dubai. Rents are usually paid in 1 to 4 cheques for the year and because of the tight market 1 cheques are increasingly becoming the norm.

You're probably looking at between 6 to 7,000 AED/month on average for a decent 1-bedroom apartment and maybe 5,000/month on average for a 1-bedroom in a less popular (but still fine) area such as Al Nahda or Al Ghusais or Discovery Gardens. Note, you'll still need to pay the rent in 1-4 cheques. Add another 10-15% for dewa (utilities) and internet and the housing tax.

It's doable for a family living a quiet lifestyle to survive on your offer in an Indian neighbourhood but you probably won't save much money. Hopefully someone else will be able to chime in on how your offer matches up with the lifestyle you currently have in India.

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Hi, I am in a major fix. I have been offered the following at present

6 months probation - AED15000 plus Company Perks as below
Medical insurance for family
Fixed mobile allowance per month
Yearly air ticket for family
Company gratuity as per UAE rules
Parking allowance as per company policy

Also there will be variable part of 3000 per month as it is a sales job.

Post probabtion, Fixed will be 17000 per month, rest all remain the same.

I have around 8 years of experience and am working with a large MNC in India. My wife and I, we both earn. We also have a dog and planning for a kid in next one year. Post delivery I am planning to move them to Dubai, so for next 2 years my wife will not be working, be in India or in Dubai.

In India, we both earn around Rs.1,40,000 (AED8239) per month after taxes in fixed apart from incentives. I alone get around Rs.95000 (AED5500) in hand. Do you think it is a wise option to move to Dubai with offered package?
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Hey Guys,

So i have been offered a job at a distributor company of Philips healthcare here in Abu Dhabi and i have been offered a package of 10,000 per month plus car plus additional benefits such as mobile handset, mobile allowance, travel allowance( fuel, salik etc), 1 ticket home per year, 30 days holidays in a year plus commission subject to target achievement at the end of the year.

I have 3.5 years experience in one of the leading healthcare providers in India and i am an electronics engineer by background. I will be continuing my role as a technical sales executive even over here. Can anybody let me know if this salary is acceptable or can it be negotiated further slightly higher,.

PS. i am a bachelor and i will be staying alone. My aim is to get myself a studio flat and manage for the first 2-3 years.

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sumzupdis and sjb87, congratulations to the both of you on landing opportunities in UAE! Seems Diwali this year was fruitful for the two of you.

Me no luck still!!

Also wishing all a very colourful and joyful belated Deepawali
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Hi, I am in a major fix. I have been offered the following at present

6 months probation - AED15000 plus Company Perks as below
Medical insurance for family
Fixed mobile allowance per month
Yearly air ticket for family
Company gratuity as per UAE rules
Parking allowance as per company policy

Also there will be variable part of 3000 per month as it is a sales job.

Post probabtion, Fixed will be 17000 per month, rest all remain the same.

I have around 8 years of experience and am working with a large MNC in India. My wife and I, we both earn. We also have a dog and planning for a kid in next one year. Post delivery I am planning to move them to Dubai, so for next 2 years my wife will not be working, be in India or in Dubai.

In India, we both earn around Rs.1,40,000 (AED8239) per month after taxes in fixed apart from incentives. I alone get around Rs.95000 (AED5500) in hand. Do you think it is a wise option to move to Dubai with offered package?
Its a good deal buddy, only glitch being you would have to stay away from your family for two years. That's the opportunity cost. But everything else seems better than decent to me. I will take it anytime.

do pm me if you need to discuss more.

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I have been oferred a hotel job in RAK , they are offering me 11000 AED per month plus furnished apartment withall utility bills covered, on single status, I am planing on bringing my wife a couple of months later, she is a Doctor, do you think we will be able to live with income explained before? she will be applying for medical lincese and hopefully in less than six months she will be working too.

Please adivce if this package will be sufficient for both?

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With accommodation taken care of, that amount is certainly enough for RAK. You will be fine, it's a completely different economy here....

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Hi, I am in a major fix. I have been offered the following at present

6 months probation - AED15000 plus Company Perks as below
• Medical insurance for family
• Fixed mobile allowance per month
• Yearly air ticket for family
• Company gratuity as per UAE rules
• Parking allowance as per company policy

Also there will be variable part of 3000 per month as it is a sales job.

Post probabtion, Fixed will be 17000 per month, rest all remain the same.

I have around 8 years of experience and am working with a large MNC in India. My wife and I, we both earn. We also have a dog and planning for a kid in next one year. Post delivery I am planning to move them to Dubai, so for next 2 years my wife will not be working, be in India or in Dubai.

In India, we both earn around Rs.1,40,000 (AED8239) per month after taxes in fixed apart from incentives. I alone get around Rs.95000 (AED5500) in hand. Do you think it is a wise option to move to Dubai with offered package?
Like TallyHo mentioned your main issue would be rent when the family moves here. If you want to do it just by your lonesome, then it's alright, but when the family comes unless you progress within the current role or with someone else, not enough. Also imho opinion for your level of experience the offer is certainly on the low side.

As far as coming out here and staying in India, as far as potential for career progress/growth is concerned, unless the organization you will be with in Dubai is either a global outfit or a progressive/big organization, your prospects are again better back home. With most local mid level employers, sadly it is that much harder now for people from our part of thr world, due to many factors ....

p.s: not trying to be negative, just giving you my honest opinion on the matter, good luck with whatever you decide.
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Hey Guys,

So i have been offered a job at a distributor company of Philips healthcare here in Abu Dhabi and i have been offered a package of 10,000 per month plus car plus additional benefits such as mobile handset, mobile allowance, travel allowance( fuel, salik etc), 1 ticket home per year, 30 days holidays in a year plus commission subject to target achievement at the end of the year.

I have 3.5 years experience in one of the leading healthcare providers in India and i am an electronics engineer by background. I will be continuing my role as a technical sales executive even over here. Can anybody let me know if this salary is acceptable or can it be negotiated further slightly higher,.

PS. i am a bachelor and i will be staying alone. My aim is to get myself a studio flat and manage for the first 2-3 years.


Could you please provide some insight on my offer? Is it good for a bachelor here?

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I'm interested in moving to Dubai and have an offer of 24k per month. I have 2 kids (9 and 12) elementary and middle school. They would have to go to some kind of American School. The Co. offers me vehicle and health insurance. (Thats all). Should i tight with this amount?
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School fees at proper American curriculum schools (such as American School of Dubai and Dubai American Academy) range from 82,000 at ASD to 69,000 at DAA.

The typical going rate for a 3-bed villa in an expat neighbourhood range from 150,000 to 175,000 AED. Add another 10% for operating expenses (housing tax, utilities and internet).

3-bed apartments are only marginally cheaper although you have more options.

So, do you think your package of 288,000 AED is sufficient enough?

Sorry. I don't mean to be blunt. But Dubai is very expensive for a family wanting a normal western lifestyle. A single could survive comfortably on 24K a month but not a couple with two nearly teenaged children.

If your wife gets a job that doubles your income then it does become feasible but it's still risky given the high frequency of redundancy in this country.


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I'm interested in moving to Dubai and have an offer of 24k per month. I have 2 kids (9 and 12) elementary and middle school. They would have to go to some kind of American School. The Co. offers me vehicle and health insurance. (Thats all). Should i tight with this amount?
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