Part 2: How is the work-life balance achieved?
Dubai has for long cultivated a work culture that has helped it climb up the ranks and make place among the top 10 cities in the world where living and working conditions are considered to be at their best. Statistics say that the average working hours in Dubai is 40-48 hours and that the emirate ensures a professional entrepreneurial environment, better job prospects, and promotion prospects as well as better salaries which attract people from all over the globe. Moreover, it has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world.
Additionally, punctuality is a key trait in Dubai and with a focused work culture, the people of Dubai have collectively raised the country’s standards. The recent responsiveness of the migrate to the pandemic was one of the milestones that raised the status of the city.
For years, the global leaders of the world have been the USA and Russia, but Dubai has worked its way into establishing itself as the most sought-after city to work, which is commendable. To top this off, Dubai came off to be one of the safest countries to work in.
Of course, then, although featuring to be one of the most overworked countries, residents and expats in Dubai think it to be worth it because of the perks offered. These include paid time off, access to mental healthcare, inclusivity, no personal or capital tax, and much more. Add to it good environmental, social, and infrastructure security that acts as a cherry on the cake.
So how is this perfect balance achieved? Dubai allows its people to enjoy their work. Surveys show that expats prefer to shift to Dubai to improve their earnings, make progress in their careers, and overall, improve the quality of their life. If work and life go hand in hand, what better option than working in Dubai.
Farah Itani is Account Executive at Cicero & Bernay Communication Consultancy, an independent PR agency headquartered in Dubai offering new-age public relations consultancy to the UAE and across the MENA region. | www.cbpr.me