Salary for translator in the UAE
Thread poster: prashmathew
prashmathew
France
Local time: 06:48
French to English
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Jun 3, 2008

hi,
I'm considering a post in Abu Dhabi with an American / Canadian / UAE venture as a in house full time translator. Could someone please tell me what kind of a salary I can expect in the UAE for such a post.
thanks
Prahsant


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smarinella  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 06:48
Member (2004)
German to Italian
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in your place... Jun 3, 2008

I would write to Prozians living in Abu Dhabi (maybe you find some colleagues looking in Directories EN>AR) and ask them directly. Maybe they have an idea what's the standard of living there and the average salary in companies.

I only know there are many, many Indians living in Arabian paeninsula and working in different fields.

Good luck!


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Junior_bgw
Local time: 07:48
Arabic to English
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i think Jun 4, 2008

hi
i read your question and i thin its 5000$ ....i worked with american but in iraq i was getten 14000$ just but its full time .....its very exhausted job cause in my location was danger

good luck for you and fortunately for your job


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prashmathew
France
Local time: 06:48
French to English
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thanks for the idea Jun 4, 2008

smarinella wrote:

I would write to Prozians living in Abu Dhabi (maybe you find some colleagues looking in Directories EN>AR) and ask them directly. Maybe they have an idea what's the standard of living there and the average salary in companies.

I only know there are many, many Indians living in Arabian paeninsula and working in different fields.

Good luck!


Thanks Smarinella, that's a good idea. I'll try that.


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Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison
Malaysia
Local time: 12:48
English to Polish
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Just a few points to consider Jun 4, 2008

The big problem you'll find in UAE (and I guess in most of the countries in the Middle East) is racism. Your salary and the benefits will be lower than a "white" person's holding the same position. Be aware of it when considering a position in AD.
Also, make sure that the company is providing you with accommodation/living allowance, car allowance, one free ticket back home annually and, obviously, health insurance - all standard in that region (make sure you get the "expat" status). Research the cost of accommodation - prices soared in the last few years and you don't want to spend all your money on housing.
Another thing - when signing a contract, take an arabic speaker with you - the English version might not be exactly the same and according to the UAE law only what's in the arabic contract is valid.
That's just a few points off the top of my head, I lived in Dubai for 6 years, let me know I can give you any more info.
Good luck.


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