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You are right, but I decided to keep my house empty back home so wife and kids stay there during Summer, so my costs are actually still the same in the Netherlands.
It's a choice, but for us it was a requirement to avoid Dubai summers as the kids will get bored here.

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Hi All

Have been offered a teaching job , start Jan 2014 at a school out at Silicon Oasis.
Not a lot of info on the web around teachers salaries in Dubai and I don't know anyone who teaches there.
Would appreciate any reply from teachers so I can decide if to go for the post or not?
I have been teaching 12 years and teach Maths if that makes a difference?
Salary offered 14000 AED per month
2 bed furnished accom in the Silicon Oasis area
Health cover for myself and my wife but not to cover our young son.
Flight over and one flight back a year.

thanks in advance.

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Hi All Have been offered a teaching job , start Jan 2014 at a school out at Silicon Oasis. Not a lot of info on the web around teachers salaries in Dubai and I don't know anyone who teaches there. Would appreciate any reply from teachers so I can decide if to go for the post or not? I have been teaching 12 years and teach Maths if that makes a difference? Salary offered 14000 AED per month 2 bed furnished accom in the Silicon Oasis area Health cover for myself and my wife but not to cover our young son. Flight over and one flight back a year. thanks in advance. Jim
Have they not just passed / are passing a law that requires employers to provide health insurers for all employees and their families?

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With accommodation completely covered (presumably including all utilities) you have 14K to spend on day to day living expenses. It's definitely doable for a small family living simply but don't expect a flash lifestyle.

If you rent a car, that's 2K a month.
My guess is you'll spend 1500 a week on groceries, day to day expenses and a meal out or so. That's 6K a month.
Throw in another 1,500-2,000 a month for recreational activities, nights out with a few drinks and small purchases.

All in all you'll probably spend around 10K a month to have a simple but comfortable lifestyle, leaving you with 4K in savings at the end of each month. Of course if you want to travel, splurge on nicer clothes etc, you'll spend everything you make.

If your wife finds a job you'll be much better placed.

Find out about the health insurance. Vantage is correct, Dubai just passed a law requiring all expats to be covered.

Is the school providing shipping allowances to bring over your goods? If so bring any electronics and cookwares you have. Even in furnished accommodation there's still things you'll want to buy and the costs easily add up in Dubai.



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Hi All

Have been offered a teaching job , start Jan 2014 at a school out at Silicon Oasis.
Not a lot of info on the web around teachers salaries in Dubai and I don't know anyone who teaches there.
Would appreciate any reply from teachers so I can decide if to go for the post or not?
I have been teaching 12 years and teach Maths if that makes a difference?
Salary offered 14000 AED per month
2 bed furnished accom in the Silicon Oasis area
Health cover for myself and my wife but not to cover our young son.
Flight over and one flight back a year.

thanks in advance.

Jim

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i have got an offer of AED 6000 (with no benefits) in Dubai as an auditor...I am shocked as it too low as far as i can gauge...Im supposed to relocate from India to Dubai...i have got 2 yrs work exp aftr qualifying as a Chartered Accountant....Pls guide

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Find out about the health insurance. Vantage is correct, Dubai just passed a law requiring all expats to be covered.
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was just listening to the radio....
I'm nearly correct!
They are GOING to pass a law, but the exact details are not certain, and they may start with big companies first..
It is likely to take effect in 2014 - 2016 (so probably 2016....)

Worth asking for it from ther Company, though, mentioning that you know it will 'imminently' be made law...

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Does anybody have any idea what people are paid for academic jobs in Dubai.
I would like to look for a job in a University in Dubai but am not sure how much I should expect to be paid.

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Does anybody have any idea what people are paid for academic jobs in Dubai.
I would like to look for a job in a University in Dubai but am not sure how much I should expect to be paid.
teacher? classroom assistant? professor? level of experience? subject? specialism?
I am sure the academics on this forum would be able to assist, if they had a tny bit more information?

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Sorry.

I am looking for university positions and I do not have much experience.
I would like to know prospective salaries of assistant professors or research fellows in the following areas:
Dentistry
Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthognatics
Molecullar and Cell Biology

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Thanks for the help
I'm told rent is covered but not utilities.
I'm going to query the health insurance/cover and try and get us all covered.
Up to 500 allowed for shipping so ensure we take full advantage of that.
Going to try for an extra 2k a month on the salary and see what they say too.
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With accommodation completely covered (presumably including all utilities) you have 14K to spend on day to day living expenses. It's definitely doable for a small family living simply but don't expect a flash lifestyle.

If you rent a car, that's 2K a month.
My guess is you'll spend 1500 a week on groceries, day to day expenses and a meal out or so. That's 6K a month.
Throw in another 1,500-2,000 a month for recreational activities, nights out with a few drinks and small purchases.

All in all you'll probably spend around 10K a month to have a simple but comfortable lifestyle, leaving you with 4K in savings at the end of each month. Of course if you want to travel, splurge on nicer clothes etc, you'll spend everything you make.

If your wife finds a job you'll be much better placed.

Find out about the health insurance. Vantage is correct, Dubai just passed a law requiring all expats to be covered.

Is the school providing shipping allowances to bring over your goods? If so bring any electronics and cookwares you have. Even in furnished accommodation there's still things you'll want to buy and the costs easily add up in Dubai.

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