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Old Feb 17th 2009, 6:36 pm   #1
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My OH has been offered a job in AD starting in March we have heard it is very expensive to live in AD and we are unsure if it is a good offer or not? Any advice much appreciated....

The offer is.....

Wage 34,000 Dhs per month
Furniture allowance 50,000 Dhs
Transport allowance 2000 Dhs per month
House rental allowance 300,000 per year

full medical and dental insurance for all the family plus 2 business class tickets home per year

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Hi there
My OH has been offered a job in AD starting in March we have heard it is very expensive to live in AD and we are unsure if it is a good offer or not? Any advice much appreciated....

The offer is.....

Wage 34,000 Dhs per month
Furniture allowance 50,000 Dhs
Transport allowance 2000 Dhs per month
House rental allowance 300,000 per month

full medical and dental insurance for all the family plus 2 business class tickets home per year

What size of house you looking for??
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Hi there
My OH has been offered a job in AD starting in March we have heard it is very expensive to live in AD and we are unsure if it is a good offer or not? Any advice much appreciated....

The offer is.....

Wage 34,000 Dhs per month
Furniture allowance 50,000 Dhs
Transport allowance 2000 Dhs per month
House rental allowance 300,000 per month

full medical and dental insurance for all the family plus 2 business class tickets home per year
House rental 300'000 per month? Hell yes, that'll do!

I guess you mean 30'000 pm or 300'000 per year, either of which should do you for a reasonable villa. Salary is OK as well as are the other benefits. Depending on where you are from and what you are earning, that seems a sensible package.

Good luck, it's not a bad life.
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any children?

schooling costs? Don't know about AD but Dubai 35000/year/child approx.

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Hi there
My OH has been offered a job in AD starting in March we have heard it is very expensive to live in AD and we are unsure if it is a good offer or not? Any advice much appreciated....

The offer is.....

Wage 34,000 Dhs per month
Furniture allowance 50,000 Dhs
Transport allowance 2000 Dhs per month
House rental allowance 300,000 per month

full medical and dental insurance for all the family plus 2 business class tickets home per year
If you have kids, push for schooling as well.....can't hurt.

Either way, considering the economic climate, and the fact housing is covered...sounds good to me
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House rental 300'000 per month? Hell yes, that'll do!

I guess you mean 30'000 pm or 300'000 per year, either of which should do you for a reasonable villa. Salary is OK as well as are the other benefits. Depending on where you are from and what you are earning, that seems a sensible package.

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It was a mistake for sure. The house allowance is 300,000 per year not per month! oops guess that changes the ball game some huh? lol
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Thanks for your replies guys, think things sound ok so far. No school age kids so no probs with school fees. Although my 18yr old will be tagging alone for the ride so I guess that will cost us untill he finds a job! lol
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Hey, what work does your husband do? We had an offer for Dubai as well. Feel uneasy at the moment because of the redundacies.
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that sounds great!!!!!

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Have you thought or sorted who is sponsoring you son?

I did hear recently a family who had got here and had problems - don't know how they overcame it but just look into that.

Seemly he a man here in this part of the world

I know if it was a daughter her dad could sponsor her - don't know about sons though - thought they had to be working or in education.

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Thanks for your replies guys, think things sound ok so far. No school age kids so no probs with school fees. Although my 18yr old will be tagging alone for the ride so I guess that will cost us untill he finds a job! lol
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There could be a problem with sponsoring an 18 year old, he will probably need to go to college/university, so you need to take that into account in your outgoings.
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sounds good, but the likelihood of an 18 year old finding employment is pretty slim
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yes a male child can only be sponsored past 18 unless in full time education/employment.
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