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Hello,

just being courious about what I have read here. I am about to move to Dubai on position of REGIONAL SALES MAMANGER.

I have been offered the following:
- STUDIO (equipped)
- CAR (incl. petrol)
- Visa
- Health care
- one ticket per contract

And a monthly salary of approx 6800 DHS / month

So far I am planning to come alone but in about 6 months I have to bring along my family (wife + 1,5 years old baby).
Out of what I read, do you think that with such money we are fine ??
I am not the person who has to eat out everyday, but do not want to live as ...

thnx for your comments

Sleza
 

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Hello,

just being courious about what I have read here. I am about to move to Dubai on position of REGIONAL SALES MAMANGER.

I have been offered the following:
- STUDIO (equipped)
- CAR (incl. petrol)
- Visa
- Health care
- one ticket per contract

And a monthly salary of approx 6800 DHS / month

So far I am planning to come alone but in about 6 months I have to bring along my family (wife + 1,5 years old baby).
Out of what I read, do you think that with such money we are fine ??
I am not the person who has to eat out everyday, but do not want to live as ...

thnx for your comments

Sleza
how long do you plan on staying in Dubai brother?
you are in a studio apartment, with a child, they will get older and need a bedroom, you will need private time with the wife as well. You wont make enough money to go out and get a place that has a extra bedroom.
If this job is only for a year and then you will leave then yes I think you will be fine. But any longer with a child and I say no.

are you bills paid? electricity, tv, phone, internet?

Frankly sleza, its not much money at all. You might beable to go out to eat 1 time a month if you are careful. Its not a situation I would want to be in. sorry
 

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Yeah, it's a bit tight. But for one year, try it and see what happens. I think things are starting to imrpove in Dubai so there will be more opportunities.
 

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Hello,

just being courious about what I have read here. I am about to move to Dubai on position of REGIONAL SALES MAMANGER.

I have been offered the following:
- STUDIO (equipped)
- CAR (incl. petrol)
- Visa
- Health care
- one ticket per contract

And a monthly salary of approx 6800 DHS / month

So far I am planning to come alone but in about 6 months I have to bring along my family (wife + 1,5 years old baby).
Out of what I read, do you think that with such money we are fine ??
I am not the person who has to eat out everyday, but do not want to live as ...

thnx for your comments

Sleza
I agree with the other posters, it could be tight but if i may ask, will your wife work? things could be different if your wife works but otherwise, i would advise not to accept.
 

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how long do you plan on staying in Dubai brother?
you are in a studio apartment, with a child, they will get older and need a bedroom, you will need private time with the wife as well. You wont make enough money to go out and get a place that has a extra bedroom.
If this job is only for a year and then you will leave then yes I think you will be fine. But any longer with a child and I say no.

are you bills paid? electricity, tv, phone, internet?

Frankly sleza, its not much money at all. You might beable to go out to eat 1 time a month if you are careful. Its not a situation I would want to be in. sorry

Hello,

thank you for your replies all of you. I will try it for 2 years and I have some promises from the emplyoeer that we will talk about that after 6 months. It seems to me that I will have to push hard to get it. I hope to save something while I will be there alone eventhough I have to pay bills as well back home for my flat. I will see how it will work.

Thank you once again for your opinions all of you.

Sleza
 

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I think you will be perfectly fine. If they are paying for your lodging and a car, covering your fuel, all you have left is food and going out. And that can be very resonable if you budget and avoid the expensive stuff.

People are a bit crazy on these forums. People come here to save money and then have to drive the most expensive cars, eat out a few times a week, have maids to clean their apartments, etc. Its just very odd.
 

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People are a bit crazy on these forums. People come here to save money and then have to drive the most expensive cars, eat out a few times a week, have maids to clean their apartments, etc. Its just very odd.
I'm crazy and lovin it. Thanks
 

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It won't be enough for a wife and baby in my opinion.

The first thing you need to do is ask yourself whether it is better than your current situation, if it is, then it's a no brainer.

Otherwise for a single guy, you can live on 6800 a month pretty easily unless you are some kind of party animal and very irresponsible generally with your cash.
 

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Well, it seems that Dubai is about it. I must say that the offered money are about the same I am getting now, except I am paying my own car and my own flat (3 bedrooms) but I am taking this as an opportunity and I hope that I will do fine and proceed further up in position as well as money.
I was just courious about the opinions and I see great experience in all your replies. I will go for it and keep informed when I will get to Dubai.

Anyway all of you thnx. I will keep going to this forum and will keep reading and participating.

Thank you
 
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