Job satisfaction… Health professionals in the Middle East are highly valued and are expected to be able to give both patients and families their undivided and personal attention.
Benefits such as housing allowances, medical insurance, free flights, end of service bonuses.
The working language in hospitals is English.
Remember that due to the many nationalities in the Middle East the majority of people here speak at least small amount of English. The national language is Arabic… so a very few Arabic words will most certainly get you by… but the business language is English.
Due to the many different nationalities in the Middle East, both Middle East and Abu Dhabi feel like the centre of the world… with each culture contributing to the jumble of languages, dress and fabulous food.
Ofinity Health organizes regular social events throughout the year as we firmly believe in supporting our candidates in their move to the Middle East.
Drinking and purchasing alcohol is legal from the age of 21 years for non-Muslims in the Middle East. You can purchase alcohol for drinking at home after receiving residency status, which can take 4-8 weeks, and costs approximately £1050h (£20-£30). You are not permitted to be drunk and/or disorderly in public.
Payment is monthly into a local bank and is paid in Middle East dirhams(Dh), which are also known as Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED).
Payment will be tax-free, which means there is no income tax deducted and there is also no VAT (sales tax) on purchases.
Once you have received your residency status and also a personal phone line then you can apply for internet access from home.
Internet cafes are widely available in both Middle East and Abu Dhabi and computers are also available in the hospitals.
Mobile phone coverage in the Middle East is extremely good, both nationally and internationally.
There are a number of English daily newspapers, such as The National and the Gulf Times.
There are also English radios and television stations, including the Middle East-based Middle East One, as well fox Channel, MBC and the BBC.
To legally work in the Middle East you will need to have a ‘resident’s visa-sponsorship’, which means it’s necessary to have an employer sponsor you by offering you a job contract. Ofinity health will apply on your behalf to the appropriate authorities for your visa.