Salaries of Africans in Dubai/UAE



There are several Africans living and working in Dubai. Those who are planning to migrate to Dubai often wonder what salary they expect in case they secure employment in this Asian country.

Before you know how much you will earn as an African in Dubai, you have to be aware that top positions in various companies are held by the locals, the rest are distributed to Africans and Indians. With this fact, you are now sure you will always earn less than the natives.

The job titles held by Africans in Dubai include drivers, house helps, loaders, marketers, messengers, cleaners, security officers, waiters, riders and secretaries—few are employed as accountants, managers and other prestigious positions in the country.

The average salary of these low-caliber positions range from AED 1,000 to AED 6,000.

Most Africans who work in Dubai as maids earn between AED 800 to AED 1,500,drivers earn between AED 1,500 to AED 3,000.Other job titles also attract between AED 1,500 to AED 4,000.It is hard to find Africans who earn more than AED 10,000,unless these people have worked for companies for decades.

One thing that is more exciting about Dubai is that there are many job opportunities for Africans: unlike in Africa, where you will take up to forever to secure employment, in Dubai it takes days.

Also,to secure a VISA to Dubai is as easy as travelling from one African country to the other.