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Hi guys, I just came to Dubai and trying to find a job and meet new people coz I'm alone here, I'm Bahraini man

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I am moving to Dubai this year and have been offered the following package by my employer
Base salary of 51,000 AED per month
HOusing Allowance of 165,000 AED pa
School Allowance of 30,000 pa
Transport allowance of 6,000 pa. Is it best to buy or rent a car, what can this give me?

Is this a good package ?
What are the best private schools out there that focus on sports (ie) football
Where is the best place to live?
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If you have read this thread (not even other threads) then you will realise that it is a "good package" but you need to consider whether it is commensurate with your experience and past salary.
car - buy or rent - if you stay here for less than a year or two then rent. If more than that then buy.
Schools - no idea
"best" place to live - depends on you. PLEASE search the forum.

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I am moving to Dubai this year and have been offered the following package by my employer
Base salary of 51,000 AED per month
HOusing Allowance of 165,000 AED pa
School Allowance of 30,000 pa
Transport allowance of 6,000 pa. Is it best to buy or rent a car, what can this give me?

Is this a good package ?
A good package for doing what job? Hard to comment without it.

Transport allowance of 6k dhs is irrelevant. It will pay for two months car rental.
Look on dubizzle for used cars.

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hi all,

I have been working in UAE for last 2 years. Around 1 month back I have accepted an offer from an Abu Dhabi public sector company. I have signed a paper where salary/benefits were listed in few lines. However, the main contract document will be signed only after I join them and I am suppose to join after a week or so. I am serving notice period with my present employer , canceled my current residence visa and planning for exiting from UAE in next few days and will come back to UAE with new employers visa.. I dint like the new job much for few reasons but I had to accept the offer as i was not left with any other option. Recently I got another offer from some other Public Sector compay in Dubai and this is kind a job I always wanted to take up. Even my heart wants to take up the job in dubai considering my health and other logistics though the salary is much lesser than the one in Abu Dhabi. now I have the follwing questions..

1] Considering my current situatiion about visa status etc, is it too late to take up the job in dubai ?

2] If i take up the Dubai job, and reject the offer in Abu Dhabi by providing some excuse, can they go for any legal action? This is the main cause I am worring about. Please note , the main contract doc is not yet signed with Abu Dhabi Company. But they are about to issue a new visa for me in another few days and I am supposed to come back to UAE from my country with this visa. I am sure that If i join the company in Abu dhabi, i will not be able to perform much considering my mental situation. Please advise.


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im moving out at the end of aug with my wife i dont have a job lined up !!!! wish me luck

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Got a question about the getting the employment visa... So I signed the letter of offer yesterday but I'm on a visit visa that expires in 3 weeks... So I submitted all the relevant docs and the HR lady said it would take 4-6 weeks to process my employment visa. So I wanted to know what that means for me. Do I still need to leave Dubai and re enter? Or can I stay now that the process for work visa has begun? And if the work visa isn't ready by the time my visit visa expires, would I have to stay outside Dubai until it's ready because that would be a disaster as I'm writing my level 2 CFA exam here in first week of June!

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Hey all, new to Dubai but need some advice. I am a recent Finance grad from Canada and am trying to find a banking job. Got an offer from one bank but the pay seems kinda low... 8K a month (including everything, as they put it.)

I only have one year work experience in the industry but this is almost the perfect job for me (working with stocks and bonds). So I'm really considering taking it because it would be amazing to say I worked at this bank on my resume... And I want to get the ball rolling asap... I need some advice from veterans cause I'm not sure if I should go for it or keep looking...
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Try Clarendon Parker, it's an agency that has several Multinational company clients. It's good in handling talents and in negotiating salary. 8K will not be suffice as they said and regret will just strike you at the end. I'm sure you can still find a better offer from a better company.

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Try Clarendon Parker, it's an agency that has several Multinational company clients. It's good in handling talents and in negotiating salary. 8K will not be suffice as they said and regret will just strike you at the end. I'm sure you can still find a better offer from a better company.
thanks for your reply! But I did negotiate with the Manager and they increased my total salary to 11k pm. And 12k after 3 month probation... That I can live with for now. After 2 years experience, I will think about other alternatives, but experience is more important than the salary right now... But I do have a question about my visa status, posted earlier on this page, that needs some help ....

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Got a question about the getting the employment visa... So I signed the letter of offer yesterday but I'm on a visit visa that expires in 3 weeks... So I submitted all the relevant docs and the HR lady said it would take 4-6 weeks to process my employment visa. So I wanted to know what that means for me. Do I still need to leave Dubai and re enter? Or can I stay now that the process for work visa has begun? And if the work visa isn't ready by the time my visit visa expires, would I have to stay outside Dubai until it's ready because that would be a disaster as I'm writing my level 2 CFA exam here in first week of June!
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Is this the job with the bank that offered you 8K? Hope not, just in case it is, goodluck and may the force be with.
About your visa, did you explain to HR your visit visa situation? The company needs to be cleared about that so it can do something to expedite your E. visa. Based from experience, E-visa does not take too long to be obtained, it's the residence visa that normally takes weeks to get. You can have your E-visa in 2-3days time if all the rights documents have been submitted. Once you have the E-visa then you can stay in the UAE for a month or so while the company is processing your Residence visa. The only thing that can hamper your E-visa is the background checking. In my case, it took max of 1 month to get the result (it depends on the company, multinationals usually take more time in doing the BI).

Better for you to call the HR and explain clearly your dilemma. Overstay penalty is a bit costly, so is going out of UAE to wait for your E-visa then come back again.

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thanks for your reply! But I did negotiate with the Manager and they increased my total salary to 11k pm. And 12k after 3 month probation... That I can live with for now. After 2 years experience, I will think about other alternatives, but experience is more important than the salary right now... But I do have a question about my visa status, posted earlier on this page, that needs some help ....
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Seems like we're missing our replies here just answered your concerns about visa but then I didn't know that the offer increased as I've just read this now. If you are truly happy with the revised offer and think that you can managed within your means then Congratulations! Talk to your HR and explain your situation and make sure to ask how long will it take for the company to conduct the background checking, that's the only thing I can think of that will slow down the processing of your E-visa. If it's a company's employment requirement then i'm sure it can help you to find solution on your dilemma. The company wants you, so the HR needs to find ways to help you then. E-visa will not take long to obtain once all requirements are in place. Max of 2-3 days only.

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