podracer wrote:What are your opinions regarding this salary package:
Breakdown (per month)
Basic pay: 13,800 AED/month
Accommodation: 6,900 AED/month
Transportation: 2,300 AED/month
Additional perks: round trip air tickets and medical coverage
What options does one have with a wife and 2 kids in Dubai?
I have already heard of the horror stories about living in Sharjah and working in Dubai. So, do give me your opinion and let me know how bad it is. I would rather avoid living in Sharjah for obvious reasons... but I am keeping all options open, so please give me your sincere advice on this.
Is your wife also going to be working?
Also, you might like to consider living in Mirdiff where you will be able to get an average three bedroom villa for about 150,000DHS/year which might be much nicer if you're bringing kids with you. You'll get a large living room, large kitchen, three bedrooms with en-suite - there will probably be a shared pool with your neighbouring villas (which you may view as a good or a bad thing based on your preference) and the commute in to the city centre is really not bad, generally it's about a 20-30min drive during rush hour.
Another point about Sharja that you might want to consider is that your wife will face moderately severe restrictions on what she can wear (compared to the US) - IIRC she will not be able to wear a sleveless top and will have to cover her knees at the very least (please someone correct me if I'm wrong or this is out of date).