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Thread Started by #ghouseuddin

I got selected in one of the IT company in Dubai they are offering me 15K dhirams without accomodation.
I just want to know whether this package is good or not.
I am single.
What will be the rent for one Furnished Room in D
Please reply ASAP because i have to update them tomorrow.
Regards
Ghouseuddin
11th November 2007 From India, Delhi
HI,
ITS A AVERAGE SALARY, PROVIDED YOU FIND YOURSELF AN ACCOMMODATION ON SHARING BASIS, WITH AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE AND SPEND ONLY ON FOOD AND NOT ON ANY OTHER ITEMS MUCH
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO DUBAI, BUT INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE BASIS OF MARKET SURVEY DONE BY MYSELF ABOUT TWO MONTHS BACK
THANK YOU
OCTAVIOUS
11th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Dear dude,
Pls note that Accomd. in Dubai is very costly. 1 BHK wil cost u around 6 to 8K DHS. if ur taking a furnished flat it will cost u around 10 to 12 K. if ur going for sharing it will cost u around 1K dhs.
Suggestion is that u take a flat in Sharjah or near to Sharja it will cost u around 3 to 4 K DHS. after that u purchase furnitures on ur own that is 2nd Hand. which is very cheap as people go there leaving old furniture. After all ur goind there to save money is't it.
15K is a good amt. u can save around 10K if u spent wisely.
Take care.
All the best.
11th November 2007 From Oman, Muscat
Hi,
I assume the 15K you mentioned is per month if that's the case it's a good salary as now in many company's its the package that they offer for the managers.
And also you can easily get good accomodation that too single bedroom without sharing for Dhs.4500/- in a good location and the rest you can utilise as you wish.
Thank you
Liz
11th November 2007 From Australia, Adelaide
Dear,
I am in DXB and it all depends on what is the position , break -up, and other benifits. More over to start with AED 15K is not bad start.
Mr. Anil has given the right suggestions.
All the best
Tushar

11th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Hi,
I live in Dubai and agree with the others that Dh 15k per month is a good start. make sure you read your contract i.e. whether it is a limited contract or unlimited contract in which case visa change will be treated differently.
however, all said you can save at least 8K to 10K even if you take a 1 bed room hall kitchen in a good location and building.
laksh
11th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates
Dhs. 15K is a decent salary in Dubai. but if u r drawing half of this in India, then staying back home is better. today u r single so it is ok, but when you start ur family Dhs. 15K will be like peanuts in Dubai.
So think over and take the plunge. All the best to u.
11th November 2007
What Jamila said is true. If you are drawing half the money (infact I would say 35%) you are better off in India. Further, there is no career scope in Dubai (because they don't have the concept). And moreover, depending on the company, either bootlicking or backstabbing would get you grow. Very unethical, mostly. Keeping up to the word is non existent.
I would personally suggest NOT working in Dubai in case you are pretty settled in India. If you are unable to get yourself a job in India, then you can think about it after reading all the comments.
I came to Dubai aspiring a 'career' and interaction with a lot of people from everywhere in the world, but trust me, I am ready to get listed absconding, and I am planning to leave to India 1st week of December.
Summary: DO NOT come to Dubai. Top brass is always European. The designation 'Manager' is never given to Indians/other asians.
PS: Anyone who contradicts my belief, please correct me.
11th November 2007 From United States, San Diego
Also note that travelling in Dubai is a pain, because it is hot all the time. The 'winter' is pleasant in relative terms, but if you are from Bangalore or Pune, it is pretty hot too.
Cars are affordable (paying 2K AEDs installments), but getting a driving license is a PITA in true sense. People land-up not getting a license inspite of trying out 6-8 months.
Also, the market here is primitive. There are no HR practices. Ironically, the HR colleagues of mine here did not know what an 'HR manual' is. Whatever is said and done is by the word or either GoD, or the 'Management'. GoD = Govt of Dubai, Management is all the folks who have climbed up the ladder in the company, by either boot-licking or backstabbing.
I am not too sure if that is how things are in the non-native owned lines of businesses, but that hold definitely true for all the 'Al-XYZ' groups here.

11th November 2007 From United States, San Diego
Hi,
Standard of living in Dubai is rising day by day. So if you are having a good job and paid well my suggestion is please dont come to Dubai or alternatively come on a visit visa see the place and then decide.
Vinita
11th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
The amount is good to start with. You may take this opportunity if you are going to join a professional organization where you find career growth.
If you would like to come abroad it's suitable. Thereafter, you may get more better when you will be here.
Regards,
Khalid
HR Consultant
11th November 2007
Hi, 15k is really good for starters and for a single person. Although the rent is extremely high in Dubai e.g. 55K - 70K p.a. for a studio and if lucky one bedroom. Rgds, B
12th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Hey,
Nice one. Dubai is a place where you will find someone living for 900 DHS and 9 million. Life is possible with any given amount. For you, with god's grace, I believe you have a good salary cap. You could go for a sharing accomodation, which once in dubai you would be able to find out easily with help of your colleagues or through papers (if u dont want to depend on anyone). Dubai is tempting and bachelor life could take its toll leaving you with no penny in your pocket by month end. Suggest you find an accomodation somewhere in Sharjah, but again if your working places are somewhere in Jabel Ali, clean 2 hours journey to and fro to be expected, due to the immense traffic. I suggest you dont leave the offer, all the other things, thts mentioned are to be seen as hurdles, but the challenge is to get a job thts worth. All the best to you and welcome to the most happening place in the middle-east.
Regards
Jain
12th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
Hello Every one,

Ghouseuddin, 15 k Dhm is a good amount but here are some of the facts.

1. If you will be living there alone, single accommodation is very expensive. whether you share with others or not 4-6ka dams vanished in only rental.

2. No long term chance for your family to settle in Dubai. House with 2 beds very expensive (My sister and her husband used to live in Dub. He is getting 20k and after every three months his one month salary directed to the rent of the apartment.)

3. If you live in Sharjah to reduces cost effect, you have to face a huge traffic jams, sometime it took 1:45 hours to reach dubai from Sharjah.

4. Transportation in Dubai is very expensive

5. Savings will be on better side if you are getting half of this 15K Dhm in India. Cost of living in Dubai is on a very high side.

Ghouseuddin, My Sincere suggestion to you, if you getting half of 15 K dam in India or may be 35 % of it pals stay in your mother land.

It doesn't give benefit to you as to live without your loveones.....

Try some other Option....

Wish you Best of Luck......... You have to tae decision

Regards,

pooja
12th November 2007 From Pakistan, Islamabad
I think that is good enough for starting, they might be giving over-time. so first u settle there and everything will be done in a right way... you must go. best of luck
12th November 2007 From India, Gurgaon
Sorry no idea ,but from the opinions of our fellow HR professional it seems pretty reliable to stay in Dubai at 15 K Salary. Regards Nivi
12th November 2007 From United States, Springfield
Think about your necessity's on that particular job, and take good decision. If you are well settled in India, Then it is not too good to relocate. and also very important that concentrate what are they offering you other than 15k.
and also please let me know about your decision
write me at
All the best.
12th November 2007 From India, Hyderabad
It should suffice provided you share accommodation. Dubai is expensive but 15,000 AED is OK. Will the company provide medical insurance? Annual ticket to point of origin? Transportation to work & back/ 25 days paid annual leave with a 5 day work week ?
The UAE Law is very clear on these issues,.
P.V.Quinn
13th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Hi,
I have been reading the views you have received about this job offer for coming to UAE.
I would strongly recommend that before you accept any offer please cross check hundred times on the Company and do a background check. Please do not get swiped with the money part. Life is not that easy out here. And sharing basis accomodation can be quite a pain.
Also many of our colleagues are coming back to India for better jobs and posts. So I would advise you to give this a deep thought and then make a decision.
Fayeg
13th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
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hyd

13th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Well, said. I have been a silent observer of this thread, and I really appreciate the contribution of you all!
Great coorperation, and I guess that is what is required in the HR community, individual contribution and cooperation to tackle obstacles we all face.
Cheers!

13th November 2007
FISRT OF ALL CONGRATULATIONS TO U ON UR JOB
AS WE ALL KNOW THE GETTING JOB IS VERY DIIFICULT IN DUBAI , THAT TO ON GOOD PACKAGE
WELL ITS BEEN GOOD
UR LUCKY TO GET SUCH A PACAKGE
TODAY U GOT 15 K TOMORROW MAY BE MORE THAT THAT
DONT LEAVE THIS JOB
TIME MAY BE JUST PASSED
AND U CAN UAE EXPERIENCE , ON THIS U CAN PLAY IN THE MARKET WITH MORE INCREASE IN SALARY
TAKE CARE
BYE
13th November 2007
Dear Ghous, Plesae let us know about your decision. Regards, Khalid Hasan HR Consultant Abu Dhabi
13th November 2007
Hi, i do agree with all HR practitioners have said abt dubai. come on visit before taking it up on employment visa.. if you are a qualified MBA with experience in uae there are opening for 20-25k per month. if you are looking for long term being single now, you can move up.. there are always pros and cons in any city as in dubai too..Hard core HR practices are very rare to find except few multinationals..
[b]dear existing members from dubai/uae why dont we all make a forum and discuss things or keep in touch with each other for our day to day issues and help each other ? i am available in 050-2233419.
ilyas
13th November 2007 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
hi dude i have been there in dubai. dont worry its a good package in starting. i was there for 5 yrs and dont take any tension abt fake suggestions ok go ahead and all the very best. tc
13th November 2007 From United States
Dear Friend,
I was in Middle East for quite some time; and I have traveled to almost all the prime locations. I would suggest you to negotiate your salary to 20k per month, as your rent would be 8-9k per month and traveling and other expenses would reach another 6k. The balance would be your savings.
Again, it depends on your spending style and of course savings. Hence the best would be to go for 20k per month.
I hope you dont mind this question of mine; IT in dubai sounds just as mediocre to me; as IT vertical is a boom in India and I am surprised you are looking for a re-location. Anyways this was just my thought, kindly do a good research about the company/work profile and sundry issues, once its convincing to you then go ahead in picking up the offer.
Good Luck
Harish
14th November 2007 From India, Madras
Its a good offer. but you need to search for sharing accomodation or studio flats. Better search for the same in Sharjah. there are new places developed in dubai which are in dubai but somewhat far away from main citi areas. This are cheap places and one could find good accomodation at very low cost.

Just inquire about the transport. Generally companies provide free transports. but still the bus service is very good in dubai but taxies are dam costly. the traffic in dubai is the worst in the world so you need to be preapred to be in traffic for arround 2 to 3 hrs daily at least

you other cost will be food, vegetarians like me faced lot of problems, but still i was able to find the pure veg resturants also. you should keep aside at least 600-800 Dh aside for food only. Telephone will be another bigger expense whic comes almost arround the food bill. in short keep aside arround 3000-5000 Dh for rent, 600-800 Dh for food and 600-800 Dh for telephone. rest is your savings.

I would suggest you to negotiate with them on the yearly vaccation ticket to india.

Do let me know if you wana more help.

Regards

Meghal
14th November 2007 From India, Mumbai
Hi all,
Thanks a lot to all of you for very useful information and Mr. Ghouseudihn for his question. I am getting inhand salary INR 25k in an Indian MNC and looking for a job in UAE after going through the comments of experienced people like you all I will make sure that I will go to a "non Al XYZ" only.
sspillai
14th November 2007 From United States, Chapel Hill
Well said vndixit..... I fully agree with what you have described about the general work environment in dubai...If i am not wrong .....i think similar conditions exist in almost all of the GCC countries
16th November 2007 From India, Hyderabad
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