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Old Jan 29th 2019, 8:47 am
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Hello all,

So my company is transferring me from KSA to Dubai, on the same package which is :
Housing : SAR190 000.00 per annum with all services paid for including internet and OSN
School : Full cost, I have not used this in KSA as my family didn't move here, but the BISJ was accepted (circa SAR70 000.00 per annum)
Car : Full company car, I currently have a Prado, so similar
Salary :SAR35 000.00 per month
Family : The wife, 13 year old daughter and I
Flights : One flight home per annum
I should be ok....right??
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 9:18 am
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Default Re: Leaving KSA...hello DXB

Originally Posted by Charl01 View Post
Hello all,

So my company is transferring me from KSA to Dubai, on the same package which is :
Housing : SAR190 000.00 per annum with all services paid for including internet and OSN
School : Full cost, I have not used this in KSA as my family didn't move here, but the BISJ was accepted (circa SAR70 000.00 per annum)
Car : Full company car, I currently have a Prado, so similar
Salary :SAR35 000.00 per month
Family : The wife, 13 year old daughter and I
Flights : One flight home per annum
I should be ok....right??
go easy on the last Thursday of the month fella and you'll be fine... decent package, much better than most are on - especially now.

do you get to keep any housing allowance you don't spend? 190k is quite chunky these days.


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Old Jan 29th 2019, 10:20 am
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Default Re: Leaving KSA...hello DXB

Originally Posted by Charl01 View Post
Hello all,

So my company is transferring me from KSA to Dubai, on the same package which is :
Housing : SAR190 000.00 per annum with all services paid for including internet and OSN
School : Full cost, I have not used this in KSA as my family didn't move here, but the BISJ was accepted (circa SAR70 000.00 per annum)
Car : Full company car, I currently have a Prado, so similar
Salary :SAR35 000.00 per month
Family : The wife, 13 year old daughter and I
Flights : One flight home per annum
I should be ok....right??
Except for the heartbreak of leaving KSA you should be ok.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Except for the heartbreak of leaving KSA you should be ok.
I'm more worried about the implication that the wife will be joining him this time.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I'm more worried about the implication that the wife will be joining him this time.
Yes so I will now have to say bye to girls I've met here......
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 12:08 pm
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go easy on the last Thursday of the month fella and you'll be fine... decent package, much better than most are on - especially now.

do you get to keep any housing allowance you don't spend? 190k is quite chunky these days.
Sadly no.....un-used housing allowance stays with the Company, in fact the house/villa or whatever will be on their name not mine.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Except for the heartbreak of leaving KSA you should be ok.
It is rather sad hey......Jeddah has grown on me :
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Sadly no.....un-used housing allowance stays with the Company, in fact the house/villa or whatever will be on their name not mine.
Can you ask to switch say 30k of the housing to cash?

Rents here are fairly low and don't show signs of increasing - 190k will get something quite decent.

anyway - good package (was great in KSA for sure).

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Thanks Milli,

No unfortunately they will not allow that.

No to find an area to live in......
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Default Re: Leaving KSA...hello DXB

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go easy on the last Thursday of the month fella and you'll be fine... decent package, much better than most are on - especially now.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 4:35 pm
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Good luck with the move!
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Old Jan 30th 2019, 12:12 pm
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If the 190k includes utilities and bills etc then look lower, obviously. If it's that plus they pay bills on top then go wild and Mission might pop over for a cuddle.
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If the 190k includes utilities and bills etc then look lower, obviously. If it's that plus they pay bills on top then go wild and Mission might pop over for a cuddle.
Its 190K excluding utilities.... Mission cant come cuddle because the wife will be joining, only during summer break I will be open for mission cuddle

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Its 190K excluding utilities.... Mission cant come cuddle because the wife will be joining, only during summer break I will be open for mission cuddle

They do make 3 seater sofas you know
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Its 190K excluding utilities.... Mission cant come cuddle because the wife will be joining, only during summer break I will be open for mission cuddle

**** it then, get somewhere lovely and spend all the cash.

Live close-ish to work though, no point making a commute miserable.
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