The nursing profession and career has been in demand around the globe like United States, countries in the United Kingdom, Australia and in Middle East countries including its “shopping” center Dubai.
If you are a nurse, you might want to consider Dubai to venture out your nursing career. You may want to have an idea what to expect in the place and ideas on how you will cope with the different cultures as well as expectations of the country on your profession.
Dubai culture is very global in nature because of the different nationalities residing in the country; many of its population are expatriate. Being part of the Middle East, the dominant religion in Dubai is Islam but because of foreign cultures, other religions are also practice here like Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, among others.
While the official language in Dubai is Arabic, because of diversity of the population, the English language is most predominantly used especially in business centers.
Being a nurse in Dubai could be a great choice of career. The nurses’ salaries in Dubai depend on factors such as the nationality, passport, citizenship, ethnicity, certification, experience, and license from the Department of Health.
Benefit packages for nurses may also include accommodation, transport costs, paid leaves, medical insurance and tax friendly environment. However, being a foreigner to the country, it is important to be very careful about having the foreknowledge of these benefits being offered by the company. It is important to know that different companies have different policies and compensations.
The nursing salary in Dubai may vary from $70,000 USD to $190,000 USD annually again depending upon certification and experience. There are actually world-class hospitals in Dubai that offer lucrative compensations for nursing jobs to expatriates.
Talking about salaries, in the recent past the average salary of DOH nurses varies something between 800 US dollars to 5000 US dollars per month.
A preschool or nursery nurse could enjoy having a monthly salary of AED 2,500- AED 5,000 in the year 2010. On the other hand, a general nurse’s salary was something around AED 2,500- AED 10,000 in 2009 on an average.
On the average salary of nurses in UAE: Staff Nurses may get AED24,511 – AED239,785 on an average per year, while a Registered Nurses or RN may get AED30,559 – AED284,730 on an average per year.
Now, given the figures above, a nurse like may want to venture your nursing career in Dubai.
Good luck and have a great experience!