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It sounds like I have been offered a similar job to Ady86. I was asked to start working on a visit visa and will be paid solely by commission which is 50-50 at 2% of each property.

Is it possible to get by financially on this and if so how long would you advise to account for before I have substantial income?
First of all:

It is illegal to work here on a visit visa.
Can an expat work in UAE on a tourist visa? | The National
Employing Illegal Workers: The Implications And Pitfalls - Al Tamimi & Company

You need to do some proper research. There is plenty of information online.

Do a search on this forum and you'll get an idea.

Here are some more articles to read and have a good think about it.

Former employee left homeless after S&K collapse in Dubai | The National
Dubai still has too many real estate agents, says RERA CEO - Property - ArabianBusiness.com
 

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I think where there might be a valid case for accepting an estate agent or other commission based job is for an accompanying spouse (partner with a fixed income) - as a single person moving to UAE it's very risky because of the way everything works here. If you have enough money in the bank to sustain yourself for 3-6 months to give it a go, maybe.. I wouldn't do it.

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Hi Kas,
Did you ever go to Dubai?
I own a real estate company in the UK and have been given the task to look at setting up a branch in Dubai. Would love to hear your thoughts.
 

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Hi.

I have been offered a job in Dubai as a real estate property consultant. The offer is 50% commission only. The potential earnings are £50,000 - £100,000 per annum.

I just wanted to know what the property market is like in Dubai at the moment and how realistic is the potential earnings.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thanks

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Kas
Kas I'm on the same boat as you 4 years later, how are you getting on? would love to hear from you
 

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Kas I'm on the same boat as you 4 years later, how are you getting on? would love to hear from you
Hi,
The last time that Kas logged onto this site was January 2013 - probably tells you everything that you need to know!
Cheers
Steve
 
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