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Dear Friends,

I've received a job offer to move to Dubai and I seek your expert advice, If the following compensation look good for my qualification & experience? can I take care of my family with a quality life with this salary? I guess this way below the standard...can anyone please suggest an appropriate salary range to negotiate with the employer. I think they are testing the water . I'm currently enjoying top grade salary in india with 40% higher compensation package above the industry standard .

Experience:

I'm a Lifescience sales & technology support expert with a Genetics PhD degree, MSc. in Biochemistry & 8+ years of sales/marketing/ product support experience with top brand global organisations. Working experience from India only.



Employer: Reputed supplier of Biotechnology & Analytical instruments with HQ in Dubai.
My Role: Technical Product Manager to support sales team, Marketing & presentations, sales forecasting
My job offer include:

Base salary: 60,000 AED per year
Accomodation Allowance: 48000 AED per year
Car Allowance: 24000 AED per year
Travel allowance:12,000 AED per year
Health Insurance: included
Flyback to my home country : maximum of 1700 AED per year - paid at occurrence
21 Days annual leave after 6 month probation

Bonus : upto 30,000 AED per annum

TOTAL: 174,000 AED per annum
Travel: Need to travel to MENA zone more than 50% time in a month.

With a monthly income of: 5000 + 4000 + 2000+1000 = 12000 AED, is this possible to have a good life and raise my family? I have one wife (she won't be working, No kid).




I would really appreciate your help if you can guide me with a reasonable salary range which i should accept to enjoy a quality life with some saving.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards.

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Dear Friends,

I've received a job offer to move to Dubai and I seek your expert advice, If the following compensation look good for my qualification & experience? can I take care of my family with a quality life with this salary? I guess this way below the standard...can anyone please suggest an appropriate salary range to negotiate with the employer. I think they are testing the water . I'm currently enjoying top grade salary in india with 40% higher compensation package above the industry standard .

Experience:
I'm a Lifescience sales & technology support expert with a Genetics PhD degree, MSc. in Biochemistry & 8+ years of sales/marketing/ product support experience with top brand global organisations. Working experience from India only.

Employer: Reputed supplier of Biotechnology & Analytical instruments with HQ in Dubai.
My Role: Technical Product Manager to support sales team, Marketing & presentations, sales forecasting
My job offer include:

Base salary: 60,000 AED per year
Accomodation Allowance: 48000 AED per year
Car Allowance: 24000 AED per year
Travel allowance:12,000 AED per year
Health Insurance: included
Flyback to my home country : maximum of 1700 AED per year - paid at occurrence
21 Days annual leave after 6 month probation

Bonus : upto 30,000 AED per annum

TOTAL: 174,000 AED per annum
Travel: Need to travel to MENA zone more than 50% time in a month.

With a monthly income of: 5000 + 4000 + 2000+1000 = 12000 AED, is this possible to have a good life and raise my family? I have one wife (she won't be working, No kid).

I would really appreciate your help if you can guide me with a reasonable salary range which i should accept to enjoy a quality life with some saving.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards.

Parichay Gupta
Ive known of junior level sales managers in the med device / life science distribution making about 15 - 18 k month. With your qualifications and experience, the offer seems way too low. If you're making 40% over industry standards in India, is this even higher than that pay in absolute terms?

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Dear Friends,

I've received a job offer to move to Dubai and I seek your expert advice, If the following compensation look good for my qualification & experience? can I take care of my family with a quality life with this salary? I guess this way below the standard...can anyone please suggest an appropriate salary range to negotiate with the employer. I think they are testing the water . I'm currently enjoying top grade salary in india with 40% higher compensation package above the industry standard .

Experience:
I'm a Lifescience sales & technology support expert with a Genetics PhD degree, MSc. in Biochemistry & 8+ years of sales/marketing/ product support experience with top brand global organisations. Working experience from India only.

Employer: Reputed supplier of Biotechnology & Analytical instruments with HQ in Dubai.
My Role: Technical Product Manager to support sales team, Marketing & presentations, sales forecasting
My job offer include:

Base salary: 60,000 AED per year
Accomodation Allowance: 48000 AED per year
Car Allowance: 24000 AED per year
Travel allowance:12,000 AED per year
Health Insurance: included
Flyback to my home country : maximum of 1700 AED per year - paid at occurrence
21 Days annual leave after 6 month probation

Bonus : upto 30,000 AED per annum

TOTAL: 174,000 AED per annum
Travel: Need to travel to MENA zone more than 50% time in a month.

With a monthly income of: 5000 + 4000 + 2000+1000 = 12000 AED, is this possible to have a good life and raise my family? I have one wife (she won't be working, No kid).

I would really appreciate your help if you can guide me with a reasonable salary range which i should accept to enjoy a quality life with some saving.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards.

Parichay Gupta
Seems low.

Also, a very big mistake to include the bonus in your total package. The 30k is a maximum, probably unachievable.
Assume zero for your calculations.
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Hi all,

This is my first post.

I am an Irish, single male, 37yo, experienced senior retail exec - 15 years experience. Multi-site management/operations, general management is my forte.
I'm thinking about a move to UAE for 3/4 years to build savings rapidly.

Does anyone on here have any knowledge/experience of what I can expect to earn?

I have been through Part 1 of this thread but couldn't find relevant info.

Thanks in advance

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Hi all,

I took a look at the cost calculator over at Casual Expat and while that says I would be fine, I wanted to get more responses from actual people living in Dubai.

I have almost 3 years experience in marketing and I have been offered the following:

15,000 AED all inclusive package
7,500 in Relocation allowance
Dubai Healthcare scheme
1 Return flight per year
24 days holiday in first year, rising to 30 in second year

I am 25 years old and single. I am not looking to live an extravagant life. The position would be good for my career and I want to make sure this package would allow me to live comfortably (not having to worry too much about money) and to be able to save a little every month.

Is this doable?

I look forward to your replies.

Thanks.

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OH Well Interview did go well except last question in which I didnt manage to explain more but they asked me if I ma ready to have 3 days assessment in dubai..so I am hoping for the best...

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Heya Guys,

Hope all is well.

I received an offer letter today that is somewhat lower than I'd anticipated - so I'd appreciate any advice with regards to negotiations.

Offer as follows

Monthly

Basic - 9600
Accommodation - 4800
Transport - 1600

Reimbursement of "reasonable" shipping costs.
Medical Insurance
Initial flight & 1 flight on Annual Leave.
Bonus Scheme after completion of year 1.

So, it works out as 192000 UAE or 33420.

I see a reasonable apartment in Dubai is 80000 to 95000, so this offer is far beyond reasonable. In addition, there are no flights or insurance for my wife.

The job is Director of Operations for a new start up in the Coffee / Food industry. I have 15 years industry experience and 5 at senior level.

I'm aware that negotiation is a part of life in UAE and I see this as no different. I was expecting closer to 300000 UAE.

How far do you think things could swing in negotiations? Would aiming for 300000 be reasonable after an initial offer like this?

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Hi all,

I took a look at the cost calculator over at Casual Expat and while that says I would be fine, I wanted to get more responses from actual people living in Dubai.

I have almost 3 years experience in marketing and I have been offered the following:

15,000 AED all inclusive package
7,500 in Relocation allowance
Dubai Healthcare scheme
1 Return flight per year
24 days holiday in first year, rising to 30 in second year

I am 25 years old and single. I am not looking to live an extravagant life. The position would be good for my career and I want to make sure this package would allow me to live comfortably (not having to worry too much about money) and to be able to save a little every month.

Is this doable?

I look forward to your replies.

Thanks.
If you have a university degree in marketing i would say it is on the lower side. For a single person certainly doable but not great.

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Hi there, since my last post I have now been offered the job in Jumeriah, Dubai and would love to hear your views and advice.
I am a single female 19 from the Essex, I'm currently a swimming teacher for a private swim school..
In Dubai I will be working for L'Atelier Aqua fitness as an instructor. This is a new company who isn't open until mid September. They want me over in Dubai as soon as possible.

They have offered me....
10,000AED per month
Flight from London to Dubai
Accommodation for the first 2weeks
A flight home every year
Pay for my visa and health insurance
27 days off per year

I am looking to rent my own place either a studio or 1BR apartment, after reading many posts and threads I understand that it isn't the best money but any more advice would be appreciate.

Many thanks Lauren
You will have to find low priced housing, otherwise it is no fun.

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Heya Guys,

Hope all is well.

I received an offer letter today that is somewhat lower than I'd anticipated - so I'd appreciate any advice with regards to negotiations.

Offer as follows

Monthly

Basic - 9600
Accommodation - 4800
Transport - 1600

Reimbursement of "reasonable" shipping costs.
Medical Insurance
Initial flight & 1 flight on Annual Leave.
Bonus Scheme after completion of year 1.

So, it works out as 192000 UAE or 33420.

I see a reasonable apartment in Dubai is 80000 to 95000, so this offer is far beyond reasonable. In addition, there are no flights or insurance for my wife.

The job is Director of Operations for a new start up in the Coffee / Food industry. I have 15 years industry experience and 5 at senior level.

I'm aware that negotiation is a part of life in UAE and I see this as no different. I was expecting closer to 300000 UAE.

How far do you think things could swing in negotiations? Would aiming for 300000 be reasonable after an initial offer like this?
That is way low for a director level, perhaps that industry pays less than others (I'm not familiar with it) bit still way low in my opinion. Try asking for the 300K, worse case they say no!

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