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Old 12th November 2013, 02:09 AM
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Thanks friends! I spoke to one of my industry friends who has been living in Dubai for almost two years now. As per him since I am coming on a sales profile and have not much knowledge about Dubai market, so the offered package is fine. Would I have had like two year experience then probably uncoils have got an offer worth 20k or more but I am losing an edge on this point of not having Dubai experience.

I have decided to move in alone for initial 6 months and try to save as much as by living in sharing apartment with my friend or his friend. This will help me save substantial money so that once I get confirmed and my fixed revises, probably then I can rent out a decent 1 bhk and get my wife here. By then I will be little clear about the surroundings and my future plans. I will also be done with my Driver licence too.

Talking about job prospects, the company that I am joining is a big organization in its line of business. Also there are many other similar companies so growth prospects are good. Only concern that this one that I will be joining is in Main land.

I should get the contract today. Some education certificate needs to be attested by Embassy etc. Can some one help me with that?

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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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... Some education certificate needs to be attested by Embassy etc. Can some one help me with that?
Reckon you should get your educational certificate (only the highest) and your marriage certificate attested.

Being in Mumbai, I am sure Google will give you multiple options.

Rant: This is one practice I find absurd - they rip out your certificate from the lamination and stamp all around!

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Reckon you should get your educational certificate (only the highest) and your marriage certificate attested.

Being in Mumbai, I am sure Google will give you multiple options.

Rant: This is one practice I find absurd - they rip out your certificate from the lamination and stamp all around!
that's a shame. The UAE accept an attested copy of a UK degree, so the original is un-blemished

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I should get the contract today. Some education certificate needs to be attested by Embassy etc. Can some one help me with that?
If you are comfortable with your plan then by all means go for it, and good luck !

Regarding the certificates being attested, search through the forum, there are some recommendations for services in India that can get it done for you.

About the whole original degree being ripped up etc, just get multiple original copies of your degree. Then use one for the attestation, that way you have one unblemished one ...

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Hi guys,

I've received an offer in Dubai, and would need your help to evaluate it.

Base salary : 15000 AED/month
Car allowance : 3000 AED/month
Housing allowance : 70k AED yearly

in addition there will be other benefits like relocation of goods, visa services, trip to go back to home country once a year, insurance etc.

I will be coming with my wife, who is not working.

What do you think? Is it a good offer? Is it sufficient to live decently and save some money at the same time? Decently means going out often to restaurants, visiting emirates etc..

HOw are the food prices in Dubai, i mean from grocery store? What should be the expense on food each month per person?

Housing allowance is paid in cash to the employee or directly to the landlord of the employee?

Thanks in advance for your feedback

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Hi this is my first post on this website and hope to get some good information. I am currently living in London and looking to move to Dubai in the near future. I have started to look at salaries and living expenses but was hoping to get some more specific details.

I am a 27 year old male, married with no kids. I work in the retail sector and currently earn 36k with usual holidays etc.

I am looking to get a role as store/brand management. What sort of salary and package I should be expecting?

In terms of relocation packages, what is usually included?

Apologies if I have missed any information. Appreciate any advice you guys can give.

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Curious I'm interviewing for a job in Dubai, currently make 120k in NYC. If I move to the next stage and start negotiating an offer, what should I be looking for as a comparable offer?

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Curious I'm interviewing for a job in Dubai, currently make 120k in NYC. If I move to the next stage and start negotiating an offer, what should I be looking for as a comparable offer?
That would clearly depend on your role, experience, sector etc.....

You may be a very low paid corporate lawyer, or a well paid postman.
You've not given us a great deal to go on......

As a starting point, you want to aim for equivalent of 150% of your current gross.

How flexible you can be will depend on your personal situation. Single / married / kids?
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Housing allowance is paid in cash to the employee or directly to the landlord of the employee?
depends entirely on the employer, both scenario's happen, and usually if its paid directly to the landlord, it becomes a "use it or lose it" situation, where as if its paid to the employee, then it gives you flexibility in how you spend it/save it if you are so inclined...

as for the rest of your questions, just read this thread, the exact same questions with similar numbers to yours have been answered numerous times, and the answer wont be different in your case...

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Hi. I'm an events producer (technical production) being hesitantly offered a package of

4000usd base salary (14693 aed)
1500usd housing allowance (5509 aed)
500usd car allowance (1836 aed)
500usd discretionary spending allowance (?) (1836 aed)

Per month. Also 30 days leave plus health and return ticket per year. No relocation costs.

I'm happy with the salary compared to what I'd earn here. It's just me and maybe a partner who I would get married to before coming so as to not insult local laws and risk hassles to my employer.

She would work eventually also.

But for me alone, that's a yearly package of 286494 aed. Could I:

- Live in a nice 2 bedroom villa or townhouse in a reasonable location
- Drive a modern car or SUV
- Save 25k usd/ year (90000 aed)

I eat out most nights but not gourmet meals. I don't drink but I smoke.

Many thanks!
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