Working in the Middle East has become an attractive prospect in recent years for Brits because hello Vitamin D! The past year, I have been working throughout the Middle East region and have been thoroughly enjoying it.
The first and most obvious benefit of working in the Middle East is the fact that you are not taxed at all on your income. Dubai, with its glorious high rises, is the shopping capital of the Middle East – so there is plenty to spend your hard earned cash on.
In 2019, I placed candidates throughout Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. The first candidate I placed ended up doubling his net income.
I was pleased to hear recently, that EY promoted Saudi Arabia’s first female national to partnership – a triumph for women all over the region and a sign of the Middle East becoming more liberal.
Rich in culture, the Middle East offers the opportunity to spend time developing your sense of adventure in comfort and style. If you are looking for a way to travel and earn, working in the Middle East is the solution – with roughly 2000 flights passing through the UAE every day, you will be hard-pressed choosing where to holiday.
With temperatures rarely dipping lower than 13 degrees Celsius in winter – the middle east is the place to be if you are tired of a rainy UK. Spring and Autumn are glorious too – I got such good use out of my Raybans!
For those wanting to stretch themselves – the Middle East is currently creating a tax infrastructure – and therefore anyone we place there could look at themselves as pioneers, forging new and fair tax laws and lending their knowledge and experience to create legislation.
I am planning to spend even more time in the region this year, as the opportunities show no sign of waning. Goodbye wet winter and woolen socks – hello sunshine and camels!