General Info about the UAE
Sheikh Khalifa Medical
City offers married contracts where a spouse and up to 3
children can join you after 3 months. Offered for male and female
offers married contracts to male candidates only.
Cost of Living
Petrol cost per litre (sold by gallon)
Dining out - Restaurant (single)
Dining out - Take away (single)
Glass of wine/ pint of beer
Taxi Dubai- Abu Dhabi
Supermarkets are plentiful
and due to the large number of different nationalities, the choices
are endless. The markets offer fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and
Eating out is great with excellent quality restaurants of every
nationality. Arabic, Lebanese and Indian restaurants are plentiful
and very reasonably priced
Alcohol is avaliable for non-Muslims in bars, restaurants and
clubs. You can apply for a liquor permit that allows you to
purchase alcohol in stores.
Instantaneous- you are all in the same boat, away from friends
and family so friendships are made quickly. Year round sun makes
the great outdoors always accessible- golf, horse riding, desert
hiking, camping, driving, sand duning, rock climbing, diving etc.
Theatre, concerts, restaurants and bars- there is plenty to keep
you entertained at night too. As with moving to any new place, get
out there and make it happen!
You are in the Middle of the globe, so travel is easily
accessible- try Oman and Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and the Greek
Isles- these are the closest destinations
I doubt you will tire of looking at waves of peach tinged dunes
at Liwa Oasis, Listening to Arabs barter in the Bedouin markets,
eating felafels in flat bread, feeling the warmth of the endless
summer, exploring Oman, Turkey, Bahrain, Egypt and beyond.
Shopping is something of a national past time here
in the UAE and one of the major attractions for visitors.
State-of-the-art malls are plentiful, but have not replaced
traditional souqs or markets. The result is an amazing mix of the
old and new where the very latest twenty-first century retail
delights co-exist with ancient family run businesses that trade as
they have done for centuries. Shopping in the Emirates really does
offer something for everyone.
You will not need to wear a headscarf or abbaya. You can wear
what you like but use your common sense and respect local religion
and custom and dress modestly.
The Hospitals will assist you with finding accommodation once
you are not residing in their accommodation (SKMC, Tawam). To
gauge the current market for rental properties in the area you wish
to reside have a look at this real estate website.
The American School of Dubai and the Emirates International
school have good ratings and have the International Baccalaureate
qualification. We suggest you research potential schools well,
including fees as the subsidy may not cover the whole cost
Each country has different laws on taxing residents while they
are overseas. Some countries may even tax you if you have enduring
ties to your country. It is strongly advised that you
speak with a tax consultant for information before accepting a
The UAE has an extremely low crime rate. Westerners are most
welcome and not unsafe.
To find out more about working in
the UAE please register online or email: email@example.com or
telephone 0207 025 0090
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prepared by Geneva Health International in good faith to provide a
guide to the terms and conditions of employment for prospective
candidates. While every effort has been made to ensure this
information is correct, as at the last update date, candidates
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Employment between their employer and themselves.