Does anyone know if companies in Dubai are still willing to pay for relocation fees and visas? I know with the recession everyone is trying to avoid costs, but was just wondering if it is still possible.
I am living in South Africa and looking for work in events.
employers are laible for visa and labour costs. depends what you mean by relocation.. a container or a few boxes of items? if its household goods, it cheaper to either leave them behind or sell them and replace them in dubai (much cheaper than SA). or do you mean airline tickets??
transport to and from the uae (either goods or personal tickets) is really a matter of negotiation between yourself and your employer. if they say yes, ensure that you get it it writing, as well as any conditions that they may attach to the agreement - most will make a few concessions, but normally on condition that you work out the full contract period, else you will be liable for a pro-rate refund to them for expenses incured. keep reciepts that you collect.
if you have agreed with the company that they will pay your airfare out to the UAE, let them pay for the ticket as it is cheaper to pay for it from Dubai