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Nikhil Sun
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Hi Friends,

I have got around 8+ years of experience in IT totally in the banking domain and all of it based in India.Now I was on the lookout for opportunities in Non-IT either in India itself or abroad.After much efforts, now I have got an offer from a company that is based in UAE which is a partner for a major world leading Software Product company that is totally into banking products.The role I am offered is based out of Mumbai but on UAE payroll.
The salary being offered is a total of 7250 Dirhams.(5000 base + 2250 allowances)
The questions I have are:
1) Is this an ok salary as far as my experience is concerned.Please note that I have IT experience and this job will be technofunctional and primarily based out of Mumbai.
1) As the job is said to be primarily based out of Mumbai but on UAE payroll, so does that mean that the entire amount will be tax free?I heard something like the employee should spend atleast more than 183 days in UAE so that the salary becomes tax free in India.Please clarify this.
2)The job is to my liking and will involve presales efforts and implementation of the software company's products at banks.So I feel it is a welcome change from a typical desk job in IT.
3)As the job may involve travel, if I am in UAE for say 3 months, is this salary sufficient to survive there?I would not be taking my family along.

Kindly do throw light on these questions.
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