As inflation starts to bite we ask if you're getting what you deserve
As the cost of living in Dubai continues to spiral, and while specialists forecast pay rises to boot, we investigate what you should be paid – and find out how to get a little more from your boss.
Nearly half (48 percent) of Dubaians are expecting a pay rise before the year is out, according to recent research. Sound greedy? Not really, when you consider that 44 percent of those surveyed didn’t get a raise last year. Nor when you read that rental prices in the emirate have risen 30 percent in the past 12 months. In such a vibrant and volatile climate, perhaps it’s unsurprising that money worries are high on employees’ lists in the Middle East. In another study, also by www.bayt.com, 45 percent of GCC residents admitted they quit their last job due to bad pay. But before you go cap in hand to your boss asking for a raise, it’s worth wising up on where you sit in the market.