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Old 24th April 2011, 08:57 AM
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The spot is for a perm Enterprise Architech in Dubai.

Base = 60k / month
Bonus = 15 to 20% per anum
Tuition = 3 kids
No accommodation provided
Relocation package avail. But not sure about details.
You should search this thread and the forum for the ocst of living.
Assuming you would want to live in a villa, budget something like 150K AED per annum (c. 12.5K AED p.m.)
Assuming you will have two cars, c. 5-6K p.m.
utilities + internet - max of 2K p.a. (I think)
Groceries c. 3-4K p.m.
Tuition - will they cover 100% of the fees for every kid or is there a limit per child? Schools can be expensive with a fees of 30K-40K p.a. for a decent school with almost double for very good schools.
Eating out?? Up to you
Recreation ?? Up to you
So that adds up to c. 30K (depending on the fees) leaving you with 30K in the bank. In short, you will be comfortable. BUT, do not expect to save a lot. Obviously this budget can be tweaked. Also, do consider US taxes.
So ask for an increase (if possible, never hurts) and also flights home annually + medical isnurance for the family (if not already offered)

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Thank you Lenochka for reply

I think numbers are correct. 550,000 USD which I understand equals 2m AED.

Thank you again for help

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Hi All

Hope you are doing well.

I am a 2009 Computer Science graduate.

I am interviewing with a firm Lisec for a position with their software unit at Dubai Airport Free Zone. I have an interview tomorrow with them regarding final offer/salary etc.

I wanted some advice on the approximate figure I should be asking for.

Regarding my profile - 2 years work experience with a US MNC (Think Fortune 100) in Bangalore, India - my technical skills are on C++, MS-SQL, Unix, IBM Clearcase.

I wanted to ask the folk on this group on how I should negotiate my salary and what exactly I should be asking for.

I haven't been to Dubai before and have no idea of what typical expenses for 1 person might be accomodation+living+transport wise.

Could anyone currently living in Dubai please help me out?

I apologize for the late notice, but I just got the call today asking me to appear for the interview tomorrow.

Hope this hasn't caught anyone at a bad time.

Looking forward to a response.

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sounds good....then go for it....unless you are making a lot more now and that is a step down :-))

Seriously with this salary you'll live comfortably....

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You should search this thread and the forum for the ocst of living.
Assuming you would want to live in a villa, budget something like 150K AED per annum (c. 12.5K AED p.m.)
Assuming you will have two cars, c. 5-6K p.m.
utilities + internet - max of 2K p.a. (I think)
Groceries c. 3-4K p.m.
Tuition - will they cover 100% of the fees for every kid or is there a limit per child? Schools can be expensive with a fees of 30K-40K p.a. for a decent school with almost double for very good schools.
Eating out?? Up to you
Recreation ?? Up to you
So that adds up to c. 30K (depending on the fees) leaving you with 30K in the bank. In short, you will be comfortable. BUT, do not expect to save a lot. Obviously this budget can be tweaked. Also, do consider US taxes.
So ask for an increase (if possible, never hurts) and also flights home annually + medical isnurance for the family (if not already offered)
I was not given a limit on the tuition only a per child limit of three...

Im still confused about the us tax thing... Being that I will have no residency in the US... Would I still have tax obligations? Seems a bit unfair if you ask me.

Also I've seen villas on dubizzle such as 4 bedrooms + maids... If I was not going to have a live-in maid but use it as an extra room for the kids... Are the maids rooms usually sub standard to the rest of the rooms? Are they typically tiny in comparison? Was thinking of a 16 y/o in the maids room lol...

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To PP...
yes....holding a US passport has its disadvantages...having to pay TAX ON ALL INCOME EARNED WORLDWIDE is one of them...

suggest you contact a Tax Advisor

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Phyx, the US government charges tax on foreign sourced income. Once you have been overseas for a year then the first 90k in a year is tax free but tax applies to the rest including housing allowances etc

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oh and there is no way you could put one of your kids in the maid's room. In villa's it is often outside the main house and the rooms are generally small and dark.

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oh and there is no way you could put one of your kids in the maid's room. In villa's it is often outside the main house and the rooms are generally small and dark.
Not necessarily so. Most of the newer villas have indoor maids rooms and all have en-suite bathrooms. They vary in size and not always very small. It all depends on the villa.

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Well I am only a newbie of course but I have just been through a very large number of villas for that very reason - new and old - at a high budget.

Obviously personal choice, but I would not put my kid in one of the maid's rooms. Personally I have a hard enough time thinking about a maid living there - although I admit Dubai is a dramatic improvement to maid's rooms in other countries in which I have lived (where I either did not have live in maid because the rooms were so bad or I gave the maid one of the bedrooms in the main part of the house). You also have to consider the difference between the bedrooms in the main part of the house and the maid's room - they are so far apart. No doubt there would be a lot of argument etc between children and I would not be too happy to be the kid stuck in the maid's room.

I think you have a better chance of finding a villa in your budget with enough bedrooms than you do finding a villa with one too few bedrooms but a good maid's room you would be happy to have one of your children in (with the others in the main part of the house).

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