I'm having some trouble understanding the working conditions in Dubai. Everyone I ask seems to have a different answer for me, so I'm hopeful a nurse here will be able to clarify some things.
I'll be entering my 4th year BSN (Canada) very shortly and have been considering Dubai as a place to work abroad while I'm young.
I've read you need to have approximately 4 years of experience before an agency will hire you there. I've heard A) there is no tax, B) taxes are extremely high, C) pay is $1200 US per month, D) pay is double that of an RN in Canada.
Would anyone be able to elaborate on tax, pay, work experience before eligibility to work, and anything else pertaining to life in Dubai involving the nursing profession? I'm familiar with much of the culture- living conditions, marriage/single contracts, restrictive laws etc, I'm just unsure about working details.
Thanks very much.
Apr 18, '07
Quote from mahirn
However you need some experience to join this growing region but some agencies also give oppurtunities to fresh graduates.
If you earn here good money than life is quite good and very fast.
Before coming here you have to get your certificates like Nursing degree and your 10 th standard certificate attested by the UAE embassy in your country.
Thats all about here. if you want to know something more mail me.
Opportunities for fresh graduates and those who have limited experience to work in the UAE or any Middle East country is really slim. I haven't seen a single agency in the Philippines that doesn't require at least a year or more of experience. Perhaps finding a single agency that sponsors fresh grads(limited experience-nurses included)is like finding the Yamashita treasure. It is really rare.
Last edit by john83 on Apr 18, '07
Jun 4, '07
Quote from suzanne4
Depends on your country that you are from. If a US citizen, you pay taxes on it.
According to US Tax Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income, income up to $85,700.00 per year per person beginning with 2007 is excempt from income tax. What are your sources for information?
Last edit by srgmom on Jun 5, '07
: Reason: added info