Asking salaries of expatriates coming to UAE too high

Despite its near legendary reputation of being a high-paying destination, UAE companies may not be willing to pay unrealistic amounts to expats coming here for work.

Too many expats have high expectations and often make unrealistic salary demands, which are proving  difficult to meet.

According to recruitment experts in the country, the economy is in much better shape, but expat expectations are often misguided and in many cases out of touch with reality.

Quite often they are too high,” says Gareth Clayton, Director Finance and Banking at Charterhouse Partnership.  But, high expectations may not necessarily translate into what is finally offered.

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About the author

Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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