Nursing in the UAE - page 3

by jjjez

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I'm interested in working in Dubai eventually after i qualify next year and would like to hear from any nurses who have worked or are working in that region. Any advice etc would be appreciated Thanks!... Read More


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    Hello everyone, i am trying to get feedbacks, suggestions, about the working conditions in Dubai...from you guys who are presently working there. Is it worth to leave my RN job in USA? I work in NICU/Intermediate Care Nursery for 7 years. What are my chances if I want to work? Are the people biased about Americans working there? Thank you so much. Your feedbacks and suggestions are highly appreciated.:wink2:
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    I've been in Dubai for 14 yrs as an O.R. nurse. Im currently working here in US too like you. It depends now where do you think you'll be happy. Family wise, for me, it's better here and UK, Can, Aus. Leisure wise I prefer Dubai... If you are US passport holder, your rate is much better and higher. Hospitals there are much cleaner and wider than here. You're also required to take few hours of arabic speaking lesson.
    You will also get familiarized with their systems. If you need some more advice, feel free to email me.
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    Thank you very much arys1075 for taking the time to respond. Your inputs are highly appreciated. Now I feel positive about my chances to work there. I have some apprehensions before...but now it has been lessened . I am a US passport holder...any idea about the rate that a US trained RN might get. What about learning Arabic...is it a lot quicker than Spanish? What about their systems? More advice please.....
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    Hi, during my time wayback 1992-2003, we used to receive monthly salary of 5000 dirhams (just divide in 3.68 to get USD), I have also housing allowance, transport and food allowance too. I dont know nowadays the rate, perhaps Dh6000 or more... About Arabic language, it's a must but not preferred, you must learn few basics bacause most of the local ladies couldn't speak English well... About the systems, they have lots of facilities from UK and US too, each area has its own unique methods of nursing technique. There are 2 govt systems there, one is DOH or dept of health and the other one is MH ministry of health, aside from any private hospitals. Websites below might help you:
    http://www.indexuae.com/Top/Health/Hospitals
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    hi there.. newbie here.. i'm a march 2007 batch and a Filipina nurse... i don't have any working experience yet as its so hard to find a nursing job in a hospital in our country Philippines.. sob! i need help to find a job in Dubai.. a nursing job. if anyone knows how.. please tell me asap.. thank you so much good people! )
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    You need experience my dear at least a year. Just inquire to any hiring hospital that you know there in Manila.

    Quote from emoprincess
    hi there.. newbie here.. i'm a march 2007 batch and a Filipina nurse... i don't have any working experience yet as its so hard to find a nursing job in a hospital in our country Philippines.. sob! i need help to find a job in Dubai.. a nursing job. if anyone knows how.. please tell me asap.. thank you so much good people! )
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    Hie ARYS1075.
    I am also an OR nurse with 26 yrs experience. i am thinking about Dubai also. How did you get recruited there and did you have to pass their board of nursing exams?
    Thank you
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    That was almost 17 years ago when I started to work in Dubai. I also worked in England and now currently working here in USA... What do you mean, are you planning to move to Dubai? Dubai needs experienced nurses, he/she must be board passer to country of origin. There's no board exam going to Dubai. Once you are licensed, you can apply on line through UAE websites. I mentioned previously the websites for hospitals there in Dubai.

    Quote from ann5844
    Hie ARYS1075.
    I am also an OR nurse with 26 yrs experience. i am thinking about Dubai also. How did you get recruited there and did you have to pass their board of nursing exams?
    Thank you
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    Hello!
    I've read the last few posts and I was vacationing in abu dhabi and dubai just 2 weeks ago and fell in love with it!! the weather is absolutely amazing and the culture is fascinating!! I'm from Canada and hoping to work down there within the next year or so! I'm just wondering how the treatment was within the hospitals on nurses? Just a question considering I'm a young female nurse Also how do I get started? should I be looking into recruitment agencies or should I directly contact hospitals in abu dhabi or dubai?? thanks
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    I bet you are a fresh graduate?
    Theres no way in UAE can employed nurses without experience? just try your luck until you got a sound clinical experience.Advice! experience is your passport to overseas emplyment.Is like going to war without amunition?
    Its a universal rule..now if your trying to find a job in the Philippines..try hard and and hard until you can find one? tough life...that is the reality.


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