dubai/art director

hi all,

can somebody tell me on the average package given for a mid level art director in Dubai market.

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as ivan suggested the 10,000dhs/month is correct.

however, please find out from the company if they'll be holding your passport.

these buggers at gulf have this tendency to hold your passport. It may seem like a lucrative offer but then they'll ask you to sign papers which will indicate a contract and a passport hold by the organisation that hires you..

Hmmm...there're certain free zones in gulf which are unaffected by this. please do your research on this and see if the organisation that hires you falls under the "freezone" category.

lastly, there's this place called dubai media city (try googling it)...its a cool place to work and gives you all the flexibilities of free zone.

Please be careful before taking up an offer in gulf since it may be very mis-leading in the begining.

all the best!


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How much euro is it? netto not bruto

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I have a friend who is paid US$125000 a year

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I have a friend who is paid US$125000 a year

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okey. Thank you for your valuable comments & advice. but the figures in dollars are so strange with the average polling. isn't?

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I have 38,000 GBP per year at an advertising agency in Dubai, which is quite OK

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but i heard rent is so high, thats a lousy salary

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Yes, rent is too high, i am working in dubai as a art director

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so.. 10k is affordable? and what is the average pay scale?

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I work as an art director with 32,000 GBP per year
but looking for more as I can do more.
I have 13+ years of experience of working in multinational advertising agencies, since 1993 - as a senior art director and senior packaging graphic designer. I graduated The Art and Design Academy, in 1993 and I got the Master Degree in Advertising. I know all graphic programs used in an Advertising Agency = Photoshop CS4 (expert), Illustrator CS4 (expert), Qark, Corel, InDesign CS3, Freehand, ImageReady CS3, Acrobat, Fireworks.

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hi i am graphic designer from dubai....
just i want clarify something in indesign CS3...if you have time i will be send though email...
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San Fran & LA pay much higher!

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April 14,2009


HR Manager

Sub. : Application for the post of Art/ Creative Director

Respected Sir,

I would like to introduce myself as an experienced Art / Creative Director with about 10 years experience in the field of Advertising and films ( With Consultants ,Contractors and Director) for various Advertising agencies and Films Studios, in India, I have acquired commendable skill in this job having worked in the Site and Creative departments for various Multi national companies for the various types of Add films and move works like 2D & 3D Animation, Compositing works, Storyboard making, Concept development , etc. and awareness in Budgeting.

I am seeking for a suitable vacancy in your esteemed organization.

I enclose my Personal Resume for your kind perusal and request you to consider my candidature for above post.

Yours truly,

Manoj Sudhakaran
e-mail :

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Anybody can help me out to get a Art Director / Creative Director Jobs in Gulf Area, I had exposure to worked in Dubai .

Please let me know.

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hi all

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hi, anyone can help me to find out job in dubai, i am a professional photographer cum graphic designer, i have 8+years experiance. please mail me if anyone can help me


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if you don't know where, i suggest going on ebay

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Hi I am curious how I would go about looking for work in Dubai. I am a Senior freelance Art Director in Oz and looking at making move to Dubai for a full time offer. Also looking at Asia too.

Do I have to sign up with a local recruiter?