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10 reasons to relocate to the Middle East

Relocate to the UAE 

Posted by Hays UAE, December 2015

Are you thinking about moving to the Middle East? Hays is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the region and below we have surmised a quick 10 reasons as to why so many of our job candidates choose to relocate to the area:

1. Tax free income – cited as the primary motive for relocating to the UAE, employees benefit from a 100% tax free salary

2. Weather – positioned near to the Topic of Cancer and surrounded by desert, the UAE is pray to year-round sun and relatively little precipitation

3. Lifestyle – notorious for its mix of beaches, impressive architecture, shopping malls, sporting activity, restaurants and night life, there is no shortage of social activity whatever your interest

4. Expo 2020 – The single biggest international event in the Middle East’s history and estimated to attract in excess of 25 million tourists. Expo 2020 is expected to bring significant social and economic gains to the region, including huge job opportunities across a spectrum of sectors

5. Location – the Middle East is one of the world’s most accessible hubs for both business and pleasure. Dubai international airport for example, fly’s passengers to over 270 global destinations and over one third of the world’s population are said to live within 4 hours flight time from the state

6. Petrol prices – averaging just 3 to 4 % of average salaries, the cost of petrol and transportation is relatively low in relation to other costs of living in the Middle East

7. Professional experience – exposure to the multitude of nationalities that reside within the Middle East provides a fantastic platform for inhabitants to build their multi-cultural experience and career progression opportunities

8. Dubai is a land of opportunity – whilst there remains a heavy reliance on the oil sector throughout the region, there is increasing diversification to other sectors which is boosting the job market and demand for skilled labour

9. Low Cost Real Estate – whilst the cost of living is by no means cheap, residence get a high quality of living for the price they pay

10. English is widely spoken – much business in the Middle East is conducted in English, removing the language barriers for Western expats doing business with locals


See you in the UAE!

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