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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!

- Live in a nice 2 bedroom villa or townhouse in a reasonable location
No, you are looking at AED105-300k/year for that depending on "reasonable".

- Drive a modern car or SUV
My SUV (Chevy Traverse) was AED125,00 with a corporate discount, you won't rent for under AED2000.

- Save 25k usd/ year (90000 aed)
No, especially if you eat out everyday for 2, maybe if she gets a job with the same income

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Get a one-bedroom apartment in Silicon Oasis for 50K.

Buy an used Pajero for 50K in cash (if you can) so no monthly payments.

Learn how to cook.

You can easily save 90K.


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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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Some education certificate needs to be attested by Embassy etc. Can some one help me with that?
Its a shame that the original degree gets ripped apart. I had to get my wife's documents attested and got a thorough thrashing from her when she saw what came back!!

Only get the highest degree attested. Use careerline, they are based out of fort in Mumbai and after my extensive research I found them to be the most reasonable. They charged 3500 INR per document. No need to get the marriage certificate attested as long as your passport bears your wives name and vice versa.

I am pming you the contact numbers for careerline.

Attestations that are to be done are as follows

1. Notary/ Mantralaya
2. HRD, New Delhi
3. MOFA (ministry of foreign affairs, Dubai)

The first 2 can be managed in about 7 - 10 working days by agents and the third one you should seek your employers help. The agents can also do it, but it becomes slightly pricey.

Important Note: If your degree is laminated, please remove the lamination before giving it to the agent, they are very brutal with it.

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Thanks Shashwat! This is really helpful. I checked with Urogulf and they asked for 8000 per certificate. 3500 seems so reasonable. Now luckily my passport was reissued due to expiry this year in August and I did manage to get my spouse name added but her passport does not have my name updated. I think I will get her passport reissued with my name amended.

Also my certificates are not laminated Thank you once again for helping me with the contact info of careerline. I will speak to them tomorrow itself.

I am eyeing 15th dec to join my new role in Dubai

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Its a shame that the original degree gets ripped apart. I had to get my wife's documents attested and got a thorough thrashing from her when she saw what came back!!

Only get the highest degree attested. Use careerline, they are based out of fort in Mumbai and after my extensive research I found them to be the most reasonable. They charged 3500 INR per document. No need to get the marriage certificate attested as long as your passport bears your wives name and vice versa.

I am pming you the contact numbers for careerline.

Attestations that are to be done are as follows

1. Notary/ Mantralaya
2. HRD, New Delhi
3. MOFA (ministry of foreign affairs, Dubai)

The first 2 can be managed in about 7 - 10 working days by agents and the third one you should seek your employers help. The agents can also do it, but it becomes slightly pricey.

Important Note: If your degree is laminated, please remove the lamination before giving it to the agent, they are very brutal with it.

Hope this helps

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Hi Guys,

27 yo Australian, been in London for 3 years, looking to come over to Dubai after the summer.

Been working in advertising/ media agencies for approx five years, closer to 6 when I come over.

Anybody have any experience with any agencies in Dubai?

Any advice/salary expectations?

The first role i looked out was approx 25,000 per month, does this sound adequate?

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Hi, is there any help with this guys?


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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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Thank you for the replies.

I'm confused as all the "living cost" calculators tell me it's cheaper to live there than melbourne, where I am, and 85k usd would go a long way here.

I need a two bedroom villa or apartment/townhouse as I am an electronic music composer also and need a studio space.

I can cook and love to cook but it's easier here to buy a $10 curry each night. When I say I eat out each night, I don't mean 4 star restaurants...

I'd buy a car if I can get finance. I'd prefer to lease a nice car and not have to worry about maintenance costs, and I drive BMWs or Jags here, not new, second hand, usually 2005 models or thereabouts.

So roughly how much would these things cost? A nice apartment (not executive, but not old and basic) and a lease on a 2010 vehicle or to buy say a 2007 bmw or similar?

I appreciate the help, of course it's just your opinion, but it's appreciated.

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Also, I'd happily pay $95k on a house. It's possible my partner will be there also. I'd pay another 80k on a car, leaving $100-110k to live on over 12 months for food, clothing, utilities, and transport. I don't drink so that helps.

Would $100-110k be enough to cover those living costs?

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Thank you for the replies.

I'm confused as all the "living cost" calculators tell me it's cheaper to live there than melbourne, where I am, and 85k usd would go a long way here.

I need a two bedroom villa or apartment/townhouse as I am an electronic music composer also and need a studio space.

I can cook and love to cook but it's easier here to buy a $10 curry each night. When I say I eat out each night, I don't mean 4 star restaurants...

I'd buy a car if I can get finance. I'd prefer to lease a nice car and not have to worry about maintenance costs, and I drive BMWs or Jags here, not new, second hand, usually 2005 models or thereabouts.

So roughly how much would these things cost? A nice apartment (not executive, but not old and basic) and a lease on a 2010 vehicle or to buy say a 2007 bmw or similar?

I appreciate the help, of course it's just your opinion, but it's appreciated.
your new requirements are pretty much the opposite of your original post...

with your updated requirements, yes you can make a go of it, but both Tally and Doodle pretty much said so already...

You CANNOT live in a villa AND drive a new car AND save 90k on your package...

You CAN live in a one/two bedroom apartment AND drive a used car AND save some money (90k I would debate, but depending on your other expenses and how you budget your money, its possible)...

Ofcourse permutations of this are also possible, for example you can live in a villa and drive a new SUV if you nix the saving money part...
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