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Old Feb 9th 2009, 6:25 pm   #1
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Am trying to get an accurate picture of average monthly salary for civil engineers in UAE/Qatar/Saudi....have figure of about 40k dirham for UAE? is this about right? would accommodation be included/flights/medical??

thanks. think given current climate i would take it for myself for 6 motnhs and leave family (wife and baby) at home until we see if this place implodes altogether!!

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Hi all

Am trying to get an accurate picture of average monthly salary for civil engineers in UAE/Qatar/Saudi....have figure of about 40k dirham for UAE? is this about right? would accommodation be included/flights/medical??

thanks. think given current climate i would take it for myself for 6 motnhs and leave family (wife and baby) at home until we see if this place implodes altogether!!

cheers
It would depend on how much experience you have. A figure of AED 40k/month all inclusive probably wouldn't be far off the mark maybe a bit on the high side but again it all depends on experience.
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It would depend on how much experience you have. A figure of AED 40k/month all inclusive probably wouldn't be far off the mark maybe a bit on the high side but again it all depends on experience.
sorry meant to say - 10 years experience....and with wife and child could we live quite well (not into jet set lifestyle but better than in europe)?
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i know people with 20 years only getting that sort of money... and since there are loads of ce who have been made rundant here the pay is coming down as they can now charge less.
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so what is ther going rate for someone (chartered ) with 10 years (design and construct)? And if much less then what is the attraction of this place?? As far as I know rent is horrendously expensive etc....thanks
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course I forgot about that
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whats the BE? insider i guess......anyway dunno why you wouldnt move out...been to ireland lately??? 10% unemployment, -1 degrees.....
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I am here because my employer moved me here, as opposed to people actively searching for positions here. I accepted the position based on what Dubai was like back in the late 90's early 00's. Had I realised just how much its sold out to the get-rich-quick, paved-with-gold brigade, I probably would not have come. I am here till my employer moves me on some place else and I would not turn my nose up at 95% of possible postings to stay here...
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whats the BE? insider i guess......anyway dunno why you wouldnt move out...been to ireland lately??? 10% unemployment, -1 degrees.....
Ah, well.. Dubai doesnt do unemployment numbers, coz you aint allowed to stay once your employers fired you....
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Ah, well.. Dubai doesnt do unemployment numbers, coz you aint allowed to stay once your employers fired you....
fair enough which is why i would come out on my own (and not do the whole buy a house and two cars lark) and make a few quid rather than scratching about here looking for work....if i got let go then so be it.....although to be fair its not too easy getting work there at the moment i accept
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it is amazing how much it has changed I have to say!! it doesn't have any magic about it anymore.
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Hi,
40k/month AED sounds great, for what position ? is this the offer? for Dubia? my husband got offered a job in Saudi and he's not getting that much, maybe they have shot changed him- but the company pays for housing, bills, cars, 1 flight home, but nothing for me and baby!!
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