Reviving to Live & Survive in Dubai

Emiratis working for the federal Government will receive a 70 per cent rise in their basic salary.

Dec 2009 announcement means the basic monthly salary of ministerial undersecretaries, who are at the highest grade of federal government positions, will increase from Dh31,250 (US$8,500) to Dh53,125. The lowest-grade government workers will see their basic pay rise from Dh1,175 to Dh2,000.


The scale also applies to jobs at bodies under the jurisdiction of the federal Government, including nurses and doctors in Ministry of Health hospitals, and teachers in state schools. The new levels do not apply to expatriates working in the same roles.

The announcement of the move, revealed in the Government’s official gazette, is an amendment to legislation passed last year and was made by the ministerial Cabinet headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It will also mean higher retirement benefits for workers.


“The longer you’re in service, the higher your pay raise,” Obiousbly

Expatriates & private sector employees have to wait for such an announcement. – 

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