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sfc1993 24th October 2015 08:04 PM

Got a Job offer - need some advices
 
Hello Guys and Girls,

This will be my first thread in this forum, but I have already read a lot of interesting advices here.

I am 22 year old male German writing my Bachelor Thesis at the moment. I'm studiying business economics and work in the marketing department of an construction company in the water industry. I have this job for about 2 years now and I like the team alot, although I have never wanted to work in the marketing.

I would like to make a masters degree afterwards in science or engineering here in Germany.

Now my company asked me if i am interested in working in Dubai for a longer time (2-5 years) and I was really surprised of that great offer. The company has about 1700 employees in different countries and I know that they have good forecast for the middle east region, therefore they want to expand our office in Dubai.


Now I am very young and may be blind, therefore I would like to get some tips from you before I will have a interview with the HR department.


How much should I earn at minimum to have a good life there ? I have a lot of experience for a student but the company isn't known for well paying the german colleagues here in Germany ... Are 3000-4000 € enough to have a decent life ?

My life here in Germany is pretty comfortable, I have a car, nice flat and doing my pilot license.

BUT this can be a really push for my futher carrier. If I go to Dubai for let's say 3 years, I can switch the company, stay in my current company or doing my masters degree - I will be 25 which is still pretty young.

So are there any points I should really take care of?

BTW I don't have a girlfriend anymore, I had one for 4 years and I missed a lot of cool things you can only do when you are young. It will be also really good for my personal education etc.

I'm excited for your opinions
Thanks :)

BedouGirl 25th October 2015 02:00 AM

Do you mean AED 3 to 4000?

gianera 25th October 2015 04:17 AM

With €4000 in Europe you have a great life.. in Dubai not so much. Everything is expensive and adding housing, utility bills, food, car+fuel, phone+4g, a weekend get away, beach clubs access, fun nights etc.. those dirhams go real quick.
But it's always a matter of how you are willing to live. if you don't mind living in a studio apartment in a non prime location, if you will make most of your meals at home, if you won't need a car or at least won't have a long drive to/from work you could be fine.

As you said, you are young so you can stil shrug the "saving money" concept for now in favour of building a nice CV. my personal suggestion I wouldn't consider anything under €4000 which is already on the low side.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sfc1993 (Post 8548618)
Hello Guys and Girls,

This will be my first thread in this forum, but I have already read a lot of interesting advices here.

I am 22 year old male German writing my Bachelor Thesis at the moment. I'm studiying business economics and work in the marketing department of an construction company in the water industry. I have this job for about 2 years now and I like the team alot, although I have never wanted to work in the marketing.

I would like to make a masters degree afterwards in science or engineering here in Germany.

Now my company asked me if i am interested in working in Dubai for a longer time (2-5 years) and I was really surprised of that great offer. The company has about 1700 employees in different countries and I know that they have good forecast for the middle east region, therefore they want to expand our office in Dubai.


Now I am very young and may be blind, therefore I would like to get some tips from you before I will have a interview with the HR department.


How much should I earn at minimum to have a good life there ? I have a lot of experience for a student but the company isn't known for well paying the german colleagues here in Germany ... Are 3000-4000 € enough to have a decent life ?

My life here in Germany is pretty comfortable, I have a car, nice flat and doing my pilot license.

BUT this can be a really push for my futher carrier. If I go to Dubai for let's say 3 years, I can switch the company, stay in my current company or doing my masters degree - I will be 25 which is still pretty young.

So are there any points I should really take care of?

BTW I don't have a girlfriend anymore, I had one for 4 years and I missed a lot of cool things you can only do when you are young. It will be also really good for my personal education etc.

I'm excited for your opinions
Thanks :)


Dave-o 25th October 2015 04:54 AM

You say the company is about to start up an office in water industry construction out here. Have a think about what your company will do differently than all the other companies already out here.

Clients don't really care about European quality when it comes to construction, contracts in water are generally won by being the cheapest out there. Even to the point of contractors taking on jobs they haven't got a cat in hell's chance of meeting the budget and deadline but once they're in through the door the excuses begin.

thrillHOUSE!! 25th October 2015 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave-o (Post 8550010)
Clients don't really care about European quality when it comes to construction, contracts in water are generally won by being the cheapest out there. Even to the point of contractors taking on jobs they haven't got a cat in hell's chance of meeting the budget and deadline but once they're in through the door the excuses begin.

You mean legitimate variations ;)

sfc1993 25th October 2015 03:02 PM

We already have an office in Dubai but not a really Marketing person. Now they have good forecasts for Dubai therefore they want to expand there with new departments etc.



How much will I need for the following:

-Housing (~300 mē, one bedroom, one saloon, kitchen, bathroom, Gym included) in a better area
- Life costs (energy, water, food (I will try to eat home most days))
- Car (I can buy a used one budget is about ~5000-8000 €, I will sell it when I have to leave)
-Living costs (I don't need to go to a club every weekend, but I would like to get out to get in contact with people)


Is it possible to do my PPL-A there or is it too expensive?


Should I get paid in € or AED?



Thank you :)

Edres 28th October 2015 09:52 PM

Hi
4,000 euros will be around 16,000 AED,
Housing will cost you around 90,000 AED per year for one bedroom flat in a good location.
You will be paying around 400 AED per month Water and electricity bill.
A normal/good restaurant a meal for two will cost you around 200 - 300 AED.
You will be spending around 300 AED for fuel per week.
Mobile phone and Internet will cost you around 300 per month.
And a good condition car will cost you around 9,000 euros.

I hope this info will help you out. :)

TallyHo 29th October 2015 04:44 AM

You're 22 years old.

Get a flatshare in the Marina for 4-5,000 AED/month, inclusive of all bills. Plenty of them available.

You have to treat Dubai as a high cost city similar to London. How many 22 year old people in London live in their own apartment in a prime area? Preciously few. It's very expensive here but on 20,000 a month it's quite doable.

sfc1993 6th November 2015 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TallyHo (Post 8583289)
You're 22 years old.

Get a flatshare in the Marina for 4-5,000 AED/month, inclusive of all bills. Plenty of them available.

You have to treat Dubai as a high cost city similar to London. How many 22 year old people in London live in their own apartment in a prime area? Preciously few. It's very expensive here but on 20,000 a month it's quite doable.

Hey that sounds interesting !

Here in Germany Flatsharing for young people means you live in a dirty apartment with everyday party etc.

But I had a look and found some really nice offers, especially for House / Villa Sharing.

Are there any recommendations for the area ? (Especially Villa / House Sharing)

Budget would be 5-6 k AED maybe more

Edres 6th November 2015 11:38 PM

With 5-6k AED you can get your own appartement or studio in a good area, so why look for sharing, anyways you can search up in Dubizzle.com and look for appartement. I have a friend who rents 4,500 per month for a studio in Arjan. So for 5-6K you can get a pretty good one. :)


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