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Old 14th October 2014, 06:15 AM
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Question Considering moving to Dubai, need job advice

My husband and I are seriously considering moving to Dubai but are in the very early stages of planning. I am currently trying to figure out what would be our best options in terms of jobs.

He is an engineer with four years of experience, but doesn't really want to do engineering work when there. H prefers to teach. Is the salary difference here minimal or would we not lose out much if he taught instead?

I am still currently studying a Marketing degree but I have three years of experience at a job and in industry. Should we wait until I finish my degree to move over, or would it not really make a difference?

Thank you so much for your help.

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My husband and I are seriously considering moving to Dubai but are in the very early stages of planning. I am currently trying to figure out what would be our best options in terms of jobs.

He is an engineer with four years of experience, but doesn't really want to do engineering work when there. H prefers to teach. Is the salary difference here minimal or would we not lose out much if he taught instead?

I am still currently studying a Marketing degree but I have three years of experience at a job and in industry. Should we wait until I finish my degree to move over, or would it not really make a difference?

Thank you so much for your help.
You can search the salary thread for the average teachers pay but it will be less than a degree engineer.

Having a degree for yourself would be very beneficial.

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General advice would be to analyze your current situation and see what you need to get in order to live a similar (or better life) here. What is your husband getting as a package in SA? He wants to teach? So he would need some sort of teaching background/degree I guess... Also, you have some experience but no degree.. You would really need a degree in order to get the better jobs... Also, what are your salary expectations?

Dubai is an expensive place and I think you'll have a tough time if your husband works as a teacher and you have no or a mediocre job...

I have seen/heard of people come and go who thought it would be fine just to come here, get a 50k a month job quickly and live the jetset life that you see in promotional videos... Wrong! It's a tough market, competition is fierce, people don't mind taking on jobs that are below their level just so they can work (and you will compete with them) etc etc...

So, to be honest, you're not in the best shape. I'm most curious actually about the following: why Dubai?

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