Working in Dubai Part II
The next most popular question is about salary matter. Well, we all know that salary will be depend on qualification, experience, education, skill, etc, etc. And sometimes it also depends on profession. I just can give a very rough illustration (My dear Dubai fellow, feel free to correct me if I am wrong)
For example, a labour work and maid salary range is from AED 800 – 1,500. For labour work, usually company provides accommodation and meals. Secretarial and administrative range is AED 1,500 – 8,000 (again, this is also depend on qualification. Arabic speaker or those who can speak Arabic or multilingual will be paid higher), Information Technology range is from AED 2,000 >15,000. Accountant starts from AED 2,500 above. There are many professions that I’m not familiar about the salary bracket.
Some companies are quite generous. They provide housing allowance (it would be great since housing in Dubai is costly), transportation allowance, medical and annual ticket to go back to home country. While there are also many companies apply “Less is the best” package. In this case, you need to be careful, since cost of living in Dubai is not that cheap.
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Tennis in Dubai :-)
With all the glorious sunshine, tennis is one of the most popular sporting options, particularly during the cooler winter months. Courts are available at all major hotels and there are several other facilities dotted throughout the city. The Dubai Tennis stadium at the Aviation Club is also home to the ATP Dubai Open that attracts many top male and female international stars.
Wafi City - Egyptian themed mall
Wafi City Mall is an upmarket Egyptian-themed shopping mall located in Bur Dubai. The mall has three pyramids which allow lots of natural light to flood in, two of them made from stained glass. We mainly window shopped at this mall, as there were plenty of designer shops here, along with a few UK locals such as Marks & Spencer and Top Shop.
The most interesting shop for me was Wafi Gourmet, a gourmet food shop and delicatessen. It sells all sorts of Arabian delicacies, and the large boxes of colourful, sticky baklawa certainly tempted me.
The mall is connected to the Pyramids complex, which contains some top night spots and restaurants. Another part of the Wafi City experience is the brand new Raffles Hotel, its prominent pyramid shape has become a new Dubai landmark.
Taxi queues can be a big problem at shopping malls. When we left the mall thankfully there was no queue at all and we jumped straight into a waiting taxi.
Mall opening hours:
Sat to Wed: 10am - 10pm
Thu & Fri: 10am - 12am
Shisha and More
This fairly new restaurant/lounge/cafe on Jumeirah Beach Road, just opposite Jumeirah Beach Park, has become a trendy hangout. While it is officially a Lebanese restaurant open for lunch and dinner, its best feature is smoking shisha on the outdoor terrace and roof. The place is open unti 4am, so many people turn up after dinner for dessert and shisha until late in the evening. Definitely a fun spot. Shu? means "What?" in Lebanese Arabic. Casual
Waterpipe and BBQ!
Anywhere you go in Dubai you find several local and other middle east style restaurants. These kitchens offer great varieties of different meals. Lamb chops, chicken , rise and hummus and god knows what other dishes we tasted but they were all soooo delicious!