travel to UAE

Things to Consider before Travelling to UAE

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Are you thinking to travel or move to the UAE? The dream of living abroad is common to citizens of different countries around the world, just like travellers and nomads who decide to travel or move to warmer countries like Spain with apartamentos en San Sebastián. Everyone’s dream of living abroad to escape violence, People seek better salaries in different countries around the world and so on. Getting out of our comfort zone and facing the new is a challenge, but it can also be an opportunity. If you are planning to live abroad, find out how it is possible to immigrate to UAE

Knowing UAE

UAE is the largest city in the United Arab Emirates and has 3 million inhabitants. Very economically developed, a large part of its revenue comes from tourism, commerce, financial, and real estate services. The United Arab Emirates is a country in the Middle East, has Arabic as its official language, and has the sixth-largest oil reserve in the world. However, UAE is a city made up of 85% of immigrants and that is why the English language is the most used in everyday life.

Visas to Live in UAE

For those who intend to visit UAE, the tourist visa is valid for one month. For those who have friends and family there, it is possible to stay longer, such as up to 90 days. For that, it is necessary that the person who lives there is responsible for you but if you are alone then you should find your way to entertain yourself.

In order to work in UAE, it is necessary to be hired by a company, it will be responsible for your residence visa and work permit. It is possible to take the family to live together, the work visa allows the wife and children to live in UAE.

Largest Companies in the UAE

Among the largest companies in the United Arab Emirates are:

  • Emaar Properties
  • Emirates Bank Group
  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • UAE Islamic Bank
  • Mashreq Bank
  • First Gulf Bank
  • DP World
  • UAE Financial Market
  • Union National Bank
  • Aldar Properties

For those who want to work in the aviation field (as a pilot, flight attendant, etc.) the largest companies are Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways.

Job Search Sites

Among the sites that offer jobs in UAE and also in Abu Dhabi are Bayt, Charter House (employment agency), Cooper Fitch, Jobs Abu Dhabi, and also the Dubizzle offer site, which you can search for “Jobs”.

Wages in UAE

Salaries in UAE are quite high, especially for those with qualifications and experience over 5 years of career. The command of English is essential for vacancies in UAE. A newly graduated financial analyst starts earning $ 10,000 a month and can earn up to $ 33,000 a month for a professional with more than 10 years of career.

A CFO with more than 10 years of experience earns an average of $ 40,000 a month, an internal auditor with 5 years of experience earns between $ 25,000 and $ 35,000 a month. An industry analyst earns an average of $ 16,000 a month, an industry manager averages $ 32,000, and a director up to $ 62,000.

A communications director with more than 9 years of experience earns $ 41,000, a graphic designer starts by earning $ 12,000 a month, and so on.


The best news of this matter for those who want to immigrate to UAE is that in the United Arab Emirates, taxes on labor income are not paid. So it is possible to save a lot of money if you have financial planning.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in UAE is proportional to wages, that is, very high. You earn well, but you also spend well. It is common for large companies to offer housing to their employees, so when you receive a job offer in UAE, check all conditions and whether housing is included in the employment contract. Then you also need movers in UAE for moving your things according to your plans.

Before accepting any job offer in UAE, make sure that the company or employment agency is serious and has a good reputation. Search the name of the company in forums on the internet, talk to people who have worked there through Linkedin, and check all the details of the job, workload, vacation, and what rights you will have.

With good planning and goals, it is possible to move to UAE with the family and experience a totally different culture. The change can be for a year or longer, everything will depend on your adaptation. In the meantime, don’t be afraid to take a risk, chase your dreams, look for a job abroad, and have an international career.

Currency in UAE

UAE is one Emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The official currency in the United Arab Emirates is Dirham and its official abbreviation is AED.

Dirham banknotes circulating in UAE are generally 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000.

Brazilians can easily exchange dollars and euros in UAE at exchange offices scattered around the city. Credit and debit cards mainly Visa and Mastercard are well accepted.

To have an idea of the exchange rate, currently (subject to change):

US$1,00 (dólar americano) correspondente a cerca de AED3,67 (Dirham).

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