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Does anyone have any experience of working at Fitness First in Dubai / UAE? I have an offer to start as a Fitness Instructor for AED2800 per month for 3 months and then I can progress to Personal Trainer and keep just 50% of what I earn.

I am already a master personal trainer and it doesn't sound like much of a deal to me unless you just qualified.

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Please tell me you made an error and typed 2800 instead of 28,000....if not FORGET IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Does anyone have any experience of working at Fitness First in Dubai / UAE? I have an offer to start as a Fitness Instructor for AED2800 per month for 3 months and then I can progress to Personal Trainer and keep just 50% of what I earn.

I am already a master personal trainer and it doesn't sound like much of a deal to me unless you just qualified.
So you start at AED 2800 and then after 3 months you will get AED 1400 or 50%?
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At first the salary is AED2800 and then after 3 months you become freelance but they take a 50% cut of what you earn. Just sounds like a rip-off to me.

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Are they covering the costs of housing, insurances etc ?

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No, I believe you have to find housing yourself but for the first 3 months you pay to share in their accommodation.

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Depends on a lot of factors Mikey.

Are you earning the same from where you came from? Are you gonna grow when you take the job? Is this the career you want? Are you gonna have fun at FF1st? etc etc etc

At the end of the day, the decision is yours.

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At first the salary is AED2800 and then after 3 months you become freelance but they take a 50% cut of what you earn. Just sounds like a rip-off to me.
That is outrageous! I'd tell them to get stuffed. If you are properly qualified an offer like that is insulting, especially as membership of FF isn't considered cheap.

If you want to move to Dubai as a personal trainer, you might be better off looking for a position at a hotel to start with. I understand that you could get something closer to Dhs 8,000 per month with accommodation.


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Not a chance anyone can live on that. Think of it this way... It's pretty much one pair of shoes here...

I'd stay put

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This is one job that just doesn't pay in the UAE. I think a more reasonable salary to expect would be 3500 plus commission and shared housing (and you will work like a dog for that commission).

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