Example Offer Letter for Job Vancancies in UAE
Date of Commencement of Duties
Your agreed possible start date.
Period of Contract
Unlimited or fixed term.
Total monthly remuneration package in AED. (Basic salary plus
Hours of Work
In compliance with UAE Labour Law, contracts are based on 48hours, 6
days per week. However many companies now work on a 45 hour 5 day week.
package (for job vacancies in UAE) will be made up
of the following components:
Basic salary in AED per month.
to note that this is the
number used for calculation of your end of service gratuity as per UAE
Labour Law. (This is the equivalent of a golden goodbye handshake
instead of a pension)
(added to your basic salary to give a total package)
Depending on the model provided by your company they will either give
you an accommodation allowance in your salary or pay directly for the
property and give you a budget. There are pros and cons to both models.
If this is paid as an allowance into your salary the down side is that
it reduces your gratuity and the rent will need paying before you actually
In the UAE you
normally pay the whole
rent in two instalments, the first on signature
and the second 6 months later. This is a big deal when the average cost
of a three bedroom flat is around 40k GBP a year to rent.
But on the up side of an allowance, you can spend as
as little as you want and keep the difference.
If you receive a 'budget' it means you can’t save any difference but
you don’t need to worry about paying the bills up front.
companies will find you temporary accommodation to begin with but be
wary and read the small print, often it will only be for a limited
period so if you’re not careful you could end up footing the bill
are also available for paying the rent however the banks normally need
3 months of electronic payslip evidence in the UAE before they will
issue a loan.
Transportation costs and allowances vary again some will offer one
ticket per family member a year. Some will offer an amount towards your
costs and you’re on your own from there!
Home Telephone/ADSL installation and Rental
Some companies will offer an allowance for your home phone. Always
Most companies will offer relocation to some extent. It really
important to check what is covered as the costs can really build up if
they are not covered. Usually they would contain a sea freight element
and an air freight:
- Airfreight Allowance
The Company will normally pay for some unaccompanied baggage. This is
normally in terms of an allowance per family member.
- Sea Freight Allowance
The Company will provide you with the use of one 40ft container
(holding approx 12000lbs/1800 cuft) for the relocation of your personal
effects from your point of origin to the UAE.
It is a legal requirement in the UAE to offer 30 working days, for each
12 months of continuous service, based on a 6 day working week. However
many expat companies will reduce this down to 25 days but only expect
you to work 5 days per week (still a minimum of 45 hours though) The
first leave is normally dependant upon completion of your probationary
A monthly flight allowance is normally offered. This is paid as a lump
sum per person per month, for yourself and each eligible dependant as
per your contractual status, as a contribution towards an annual flight
to your point of origin.
Medical/ Life Insurance
In accordance with UAE Law medical cover for yourself, your spouse and
up to three children under 18 years of age and life insurance for
yourself will be provided. Although most Life cover will only cover the
costs of repatriation so read the small print.
There are no free of government funded schools in the UAE. Most
companies will depending on your grade and position offer a
contribution to either some or all of the costs of education.
fees are normally only paid for those in Primary and above and do not
cover nursery in most cases, this is a useful negotiation point if your
children are in nursery as even the nurseries can cost circa 5k GBP per
child. Also most companies will only offer school fees for two children
up to 18 years of age.
Many companies operate a discretionary profit sharing scheme for
Gratuity is in accordance with UAE Labour Law as per the Standard Terms
and Conditions. These are available on the internet and well worth a
In the UAE a 6 months probation period is a statutory requirement.