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Old May 4th 2016, 7:45 pm
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Hi I am looking to move to Dubai with my wife and 5 kids. Our eldest is 9 and youngest is 11 weeks. I am ex military with qualifications In IT support which I gained in the army.

I was wondering if anyone that livee there now could give me any idea on how much schools that teach the IGCSE's are on average and how much the cost of living is on average please.

Also if anyone who works in the IT industry could give me any idea on how easy or hard it is to find a job.

Thankyou
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School fees could eat up a big chunk of your earnings. Try to get a package where you get an education allowance.
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Brilliant ill look that up thankyou very much
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Dubai School Fees 2015 - by Year Group by Which School Advisor UAE

In the range of 10,000 GBP per child per year.
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Rarely do the economics work if you have more than 2 kids here - as my new colleague with 3 is discovering the hard way despite my advice to him.
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We have a generous allowance by UAE standards and onlyv3 kids are covered. Even then it is x amount per child. We top up a significant a year.
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Hi I am looking to move to Dubai with my wife and 5 kids. Our eldest is 9 and youngest is 11 weeks. I am ex military with qualifications In IT support which I gained in the army.

I was wondering if anyone that livee there now could give me any idea on how much schools that teach the IGCSE's are on average and how much the cost of living is on average please.

Also if anyone who works in the IT industry could give me any idea on how easy or hard it is to find a job.

Thankyou
Mate - bluntly, you've **** all chance. IT is full of very qualified and competent Asians who will work as a bachelor, no kids school fees, room share, and cheaper salary.
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Well thats really bummed me out. I thought we could of made a go of it. Thanks everyone for the help really appreciated
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Well thats really bummed me out. I thought we could of made a go of it. Thanks everyone for the help really appreciated
Well you can, you just leave the kids behind.
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Well you can, you just leave the kids behind.
Might aswell leave the wife aswell
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Might aswell leave the wife aswell
Well someone needs to sort the kids out...
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Well bob you have gave me the best advice and ive made my decision....im going on my own!
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Well bob you have gave me the best advice and ive made my decision....im going on my own!
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5 kids dayummmm - are you desi by any chance?
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Haha no im a white british mate
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