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marklor



Joined: 27 Apr 2017
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at the possibility of teaching in Sharjah with MOE,
Does anyone here work there ? Whats the situation on the ground like.
Is the rent a lot cheaper etc?
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I-forgot



Joined: 28 Jun 2015
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Location: Riyadh

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MOE no longer allows teachers to choose where they would like to work. They are sent to wherever there is a need for teachers. Unsurprisingly, Dubai, Sharjah and RAK are well supplied with teachers while the east coast is understaffed. Actually, part of Sharjah is on the east coast so maybe you will get that location but that is probably not what you think of when you think of Sharjah.

Rent is not significantly cheaper and traffic between Dubai and Sharjah (the main part of Sharjah) is a PITA.
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scarlie



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:36 pm    Post subject: Working in Kor Fakkan Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what working in Kor Fakkan would be like? Do most people live in Fujairah and commute? Is there much to do?
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metopia



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: PM Reply with quote

Golden Beach - I have to PM you!
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Golden Beach



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth Khor Fakkan is really cheap and really nice. I have a traditional Arabic house which costs me 30,000 a year but I think I was lucky to find it.

My colleagues pay between 18,000 and 25,000 a year for one bedroom apartments.

If you can bear to live in a small studio you can find them for 15,000 or less.

Also I don't know anyone who pays a year in advance. Generally you pay 3 months in advance then write three cheques for the rest of the year which are cashed when the next 3 months' rent is due.

But that's in Khor Fakkan...but it's the same all along the East coast as far as I can tell.
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Golden Beach



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Working in Kor Fakkan Reply with quote

scarlie wrote:
Can anyone tell me what working in Kor Fakkan would be like? Do most people live in Fujairah and commute? Is there much to do?


So sorry I missed your PM.

Khor Fakkan is in my opinion the best town in the country. The coral reefs are nice, there are lots of water sports to enjoy like jet-skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and the like...

There are also great restaurants here and a nice vibe in general along the corniche in the evenings....It's a small compact easy going place where everything you need is close by....

The only thing they don't have is bars and clubs but that suits me down to the ground...keeps me out of trouble Wink


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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You fixed your little spelling error... but thanks for the little chuckle with my morning tea. Laughing (probably a bit conservative there for your unintended suggestion)

And thanks for the information for those who may have a job possibility there.

VS
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Golden Beach



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
You fixed your little spelling error... but thanks for the little chuckle with my morning tea. Laughing (probably a bit conservative there for your unintended suggestion)

VS


Haha...indeed....
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monkeymansu



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just curious, a lot of people are saying you can't save money in the UAE anymore. Does this still hold true if myself and my wife are both working and we don't have kids? Living in one of the Northern Emirates. We're not looking for a crazy glamorous lifestyle but we would like to save money.

Also, a friend of mine living in the UAE told me that to cover the rent, banks will loan you the money. This should reduce some of the initial start up costs at least.
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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkeymansu wrote:
I'm just curious, a lot of people are saying you can't save money in the UAE anymore. Does this still hold true if myself and my wife are both working and we don't have kids?
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Also, a friend of mine living in the UAE told me that to cover the rent, banks will loan you the money.

The concept of saving money is subjective and depend on the person's spending habits, salary level, quality/number of employer-provided benefits, ongoing financial obligations, target savings goal, etc. Generally, a two-income, childless household should do fine, however.

You should budget for some of your startup costs. Questions about accommodations (if not employer covered) should have been addressed before accepting the offer. Housing in the UAE can be pricey.
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monkeymansu



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't have the housing benefit but the jobs pay 21,000k a month each and includes flights and medical insurance. We have some debt from living in the UK but have some money to bring with us. We're not particularly extravagant and can live on a tight budget with an occasional meal out. We're not really drinkers or partiers. I'd actually prefer to be away from Dubai and in the areas that offer more outdoor pursuits.
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Shakhbut



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkeymansu wrote:
We don't have the housing benefit but the jobs pay 21,000k a month each and includes flights and medical insurance. We have some debt from living in the UK but have some money to bring with us. We're not particularly extravagant and can live on a tight budget with an occasional meal out. We're not really drinkers or partiers. I'd actually prefer to be away from Dubai and in the areas that offer more outdoor pursuits.


On 42,000 a month, you can save a bundle without kids. Just be wary of the startup costs and having to fork out a year's rent in advance and various deposits. I wouldn't count on a loan for your rent. But that total monthly income is a lot, and that's coming from someone earning a lot less and supporting a family in the big smoke.
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