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Old 15th October 2010, 08:23 PM
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Not enough to live the lifestyle you are aiming for. I'd say 30K basic salary minimum and try to make the housing at least 12K per month if you want a 2 bedroom. The car allowance will get you a normal car (4x4) but nothing extraordinary.

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Old 15th October 2010, 08:29 PM
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Actually 30K is for a regional manager, so make it 40K for a Director!

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Whilst I don't know about salaries and so on. After crunching a few numbers you should be at least getting 26119AED a month in salary - they are 4000 shy of that, but on the flip side you aren't paying for your accommodation though.

One thing to consider, would 7000AED a month be enough to cover a upmarket unit/apartment with utilities ie aircon, elec etc a month??

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Thanks everyone for your advice. The overall feeling I get is that unless they offer another 30% or so on the basic, its best to stay clear (unless one is desperate, of course)

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Quite right and don't fall for the line 'but it's tax-free'. Whilst there is no income tax in the UAE, that doesn't mean you are automatically exempt from UK income tax at outset. That depends on when you leave the UK and how long you remain 'non-resident for tax purposes'.

Where did you get the idea that The Marina is posh?? Whilst there are a few nice buildings it is mostly high rise tower blocks. It's popular with single people, but there are far more desirable (and posher!) areas in Dubai.
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Quite right and don't fall for the line 'but it's tax-free'. Whilst there is no income tax in the UAE, that doesn't mean you are automatically exempt from UK income tax at outset. That depends on when you leave the UK and how long you remain 'non-resident for tax purposes'.

Where did you get the idea that The Marina is posh?? Whilst there are a few nice buildings it is mostly high rise tower blocks. It's popular with single people, but there are far more desirable (and posher!) areas in Dubai.
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As an IT Director - you'd expect 2 -3 times that (assuming its a decent sized firm). I'm an IT nobody and earn far more than that!

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As an IT Director - you'd expect 2 -3 times that (assuming its a decent sized firm). I'm an IT nobody and earn far more than that!
I get the feeling they are calling it IT Director to make it sound more prestigious than it actually is.

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Old 19th October 2010, 07:30 AM
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Quite right and don't fall for the line 'but it's tax-free'. Whilst there is no income tax in the UAE, that doesn't mean you are automatically exempt from UK income tax at outset. That depends on when you leave the UK and how long you remain 'non-resident for tax purposes'.

Where did you get the idea that The Marina is posh?? Whilst there are a few nice buildings it is mostly high rise tower blocks. It's popular with single people, but there are far more desirable (and posher!) areas in Dubai.
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When you say current salary +30% - do you mean on top of your pre or post tax income?

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