Working in the Middle East / United Arab Emirates

Overview of the UAE

Date Posted: February 21, 2016      

The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is a melting pot of different cultures and nationalities and because of this has embraced a global outlook whilst also retaining much of its rich heritage. Working in the UAE offers a wide and varied list of benefits for you and your family. Not only are salaries generally higher than other countries in the world, but your net income receives a considerable boost through the absence of personal income tax.

An additional plus awaiting expatriate employees upon completion of their contract is the ‘end of contract gratuity’ which can potentially amount to a significant sum as it is based on salary and number of years employed by the company.

The UAE enjoys year-round sunshine, which most view as a considerable bonus. In addition, there are a vast array of social, cultural and sporting facilities and events for the whole family to enjoy.

Working in the UAE is an excellent opportunity to experience a different culture and way of life. Career prospects are wide and varied and with good financial benefits. Most companies have a regional office or headquarters in the UAE, and it is ideally placed between the East and West, making it convenient and easy for international travel.