LIFESTYLE - 01 November 2016 - by Cassie Owen
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Relocating to the Middle East - Dubai



Dubai is internationally known as one of the most sophisticated futuristic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Having retained its position as one of the most important international retail destinations globally. Dubai is one of the fastest growing locations for luxury lifestyle retail.

 So what are the actual benefits of relocating to the Middle East……

Salaries ....

One of the most attractive aspects of working in Dubai is that there are no personal taxes levied against income from employment. This means that if you work in Dubai you will enjoy and benefit from your entire salary and have considerable more disposable income that you are used to..

The tax-free earnings applies to all the expats working in Dubai or other parts of the Middle East. It is not unusual to be 50% better off in the UAE and the Middle East than working at home.

Career Progression ….

You can progress in your chosen career path very quickly in the UAE and the Middle East if you are hard-working and able with the possibility progress further than you ever dreamed possible. That’s because the expat work force in the Middle East is transient and there is also quite a bit of corporate lateral moving which takes place. You make your mark in your field, and you’ll pretty quickly find yourself hearing of opportunities in related areas, with associated financial incentives to make the move.

Accommodation ....

In most cases, if you compare what your Dubai housing budget would get you by way of rental accommodation in London, Paris, New York you are better off in all cases in Dubai. Bigger, roomier, far more facilities and spaces. It is not uncommon in the mid-range housing to have maid’s bedrooms and bathrooms, in addition to bedrooms and bathrooms for family members. This is true of apartments as well as villas.

 Multicultural ....

The vast majority of the people you will be mixing with will also be expats from all corners of the globe. This is a great opportunity to increase your own global awareness and understanding of other cultures.

 It’s safe ....

Dubai has been voted the safest holiday destination int he world by Conde Nast Traveller magazine and is considered one of the safest cities in the world with almost non-existent crime levels. Your homes are also safe: break-ins or home invasions just about unheard of.

 Outdoor activities all year round ....

Most expats regard Dubai as having a year-round summer climate. This means that the swimming pools – and many of the villas expats live in either have their own, or share a larger pool with a group of dwellings – are in business almost all year round.

 Your gateway to the world ....

Dubai is an incredibly convenient hub to visit other places in holiday times. If you are British or European, you are just seven or eight hours away from most destinations in South East Asia, fourteen hours from Australia.India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the Maldives: they’re all within easy reach and you have lots of competition in the airline industry keen to take you there.

The Lifestyle ....

Dubai is internationally regarded as one of the most sophisticated, futuristic and cosmopolitan cities in the world. 

There is competition coming from Doha but so far at least, Dubai remains supreme. It was the name that captured everyone’s attention first and it will take quite a while for it to lose that allure and appeal.

 For International opportunities in the UAE and the Middle East please contact me @ cassie@lepontappointments.com