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One bit of advice if you do decide to come over, Darshet - don't hand your passport over to your employers indefinitely.

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And its good that you actually bothered to check before blindly flying in.

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Hi Darshel,

Have you moved out to Dubai now? Just saw your post..

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Hi Darshel,

Have you moved out to Dubai now? Just saw your post..

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Are you one of his friends who convinced him that AED 7500 all inclusive is more than enough for him to live on and save money at the end of the month or are you just curious over what his decision was?

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Are you one of his friends who convinced him that AED 7500 all inclusive is more than enough for him to live on and save money at the end of the month or are you just curious over what his decision was?
Pam,

I am not his friend nor did I convince him over phone/this forum.

I am working in UAE in an emirate called Ras-Al-Khaimah, about 11/2 hour drive from Dubai. My origin is from India and salary offered is similar to Darshel.

The reason why I asked Darsheel's status is because I was also in a similar state like him 2 months ago and asked suggestions to expats like you.

I am here for the past 1 month and let me tell you my findings:

Salary offered in UAE depends majorly on 3 factors: Nationality, work experience, and the city where you are working.

For me in Ras-Al-Khaimah, as I am a bachelor, I hardly spend around 2500 AED for my expenses like Rent, food, internet etc.(even if I am a lavish spender)

I am sharing a double bedroom flat with another person(Note: only 2 ppl in flat) and this costs around 1400AED a month including water and electricity.

A new flat with centralised AC costs 30000AED a month for rent.

I know this is not the case with Darsheel as he is based in Dubai and rents are in the higher end. But still for his experience and origin, the salary offered would be in that range only. Probably keeping the accomodation in mind, he could have negotiated for 10000 AED or so.

The package offered to western ppl is on the higher end and that can't be compared with the ones offer to us(I know this is not fair but that's t way it is here)

Usually, say in India if a person earns Rs 30000 (which comes to about 2500AED), he would proabably get a job here with a salary almost 3-4 times of his Indian salary say max 10,000 AED. This is not the case with Darsheel alone, Its the case of almost many ppl from asia who have come here for wrk, yet they are happy and contended with what they get..

So what's your say on this?

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Pam,

I am not his friend nor did I convince him over phone/this forum.

I am working in UAE in an emirate called Ras-Al-Khaimah, about 11/2 hour drive from Dubai. My origin is from India and salary offered is similar to Darshel.

The reason why I asked Darsheel's status is because I was also in a similar state like him 2 months ago and asked suggestions to expats like you.

I am here for the past 1 month and let me tell you my findings:

Salary offered in UAE depends majorly on 3 factors: Nationality, work experience, and the city where you are working.

For me in Ras-Al-Khaimah, as I am a bachelor, I hardly spend around 2500 AED for my expenses like Rent, food, internet etc.(even if I am a lavish spender)

I am sharing a double bedroom flat with another person(Note: only 2 ppl in flat) and this costs around 1400AED a month including water and electricity.

A new flat with centralised AC costs 30000AED a month for rent.

I know this is not the case with Darsheel as he is based in Dubai and rents are in the higher end. But still for his experience and origin, the salary offered would be in that range only. Probably keeping the accomodation in mind, he could have negotiated for 10000 AED or so.

The package offered to western ppl is on the higher end and that can't be compared with the ones offer to us(I know this is not fair but that's t way it is here)

Usually, say in India if a person earns Rs 30000 (which comes to about 2500AED), he would proabably get a job here with a salary almost 3-4 times of his Indian salary say max 10,000 AED. This is not the case with Darsheel alone, Its the case of almost many ppl from asia who have come here for wrk, yet they are happy and contended with what they get..

So what's your say on this?

I say the horse is dead so stop flogging it! Everything you've said has been discussed a million times over on this forum already and his name is Darshet, not Darshel nor Darsheel!

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I say the horse is dead so stop flogging it! Everything you've said has been discussed a million times over on this forum already and his name is Darshet, not Darshel nor Darsheel!
Ya Genius you are!

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Hello guys,

I was just searching on Google, and found out this amazing informative website.

First of all thanks for sharing such useful information and for helping newbies like me.

- I am selected by an Engineering company making cranes in Jebel Ali Free Zone. Migrating to Dubai within 10 days.

About me - I've completed my degree in Mechanical engineering in 2008.
- Total experience of 20 months.
- Not married. Single accommodation.
- First time moving out of India.

Company offer - 7500 aed (Basic + House Rent + Transport) / month.
- 7500 aed includes everything. Nothing extra for house rent.
- Accommodation not provided by company
- Food not provided by the company
- It's a MNC, with operations in many countries, basically from Germany.
- Once a year, return trip to India provided by company.
- Gratuity 21 days salary / yaer.
- 1 salary bonus.
- 5 days / week.
- Company located at Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Queries / doubts:

1) Please comment on the salary offered?
Salary is not bad considering current situation in Dubai. Many people are working below than this and happy. So its more of a personal choice if you are not getting a good package in your home country

2) Is the rented flats available in Jebel Ali or I have to stay some where else, please throw some light as living will be most important factor!
Is it possible to share a flat / apartment, like we do in India?
Closest living place near JAFZA is Discovery Gardens. You can get a studio for 36000 dirhams per year for yourself alone or you can share it with someone, so means it will be around 18k to 20k. Bills etc will be like 300 water electricity, 200 for 8mbps Internet, phone around 30 dirham for national calls

3) What will be cost of transportation with respect to area where I rent a flat?
You can easily get a carlift, there are website where people have listed. It will be around maximum 400-500 per month

4) Average food cost / month? (Generally Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) - Veg only?
If you cook at home, it will be max AED 600. Outside meals will be expensive around Discovery Gardens. Other areas which are far have cheaper restaurants

5) Glossary / week ?
that is basically covered in point 4

6) General cost of living for normal lifestyle, single male, in jebel ali?
You can sum all of above like accommodation, bills, grocery etc

7) Is the life happening our there? (Like to make friends, so Jebel Ali-Dubai is kool place or I will be more into laptop!)
If you have money to throw life is everywhere They have a jebel ali club there with membership of around 2500 per year and its really nice..as it has pool, gym, squash, tennis, bar, restaurant

8) Average cost of internet - cell phone ?
already mentioned above

9) I have problem of skin allergy, so is it possible to bring medicine from India, for 1 year quota? (Only tablets, no lotion)
you should check with airport authorities, send them an email with the exact medicine name

10) General list of things to carry when migrating - like cloths, shaving kits, pair of shoes.....please add if you have list ready.
Ideally you dont need anything, travel stuff free and you will get everything here with almost same price

Thanking in advance for your cooperation.

Regards,

Darshet
Cheers
Ady

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