Working in the Middle East
If you’re thinking about working in the Middle East and want to know more about the locations we serve, please click on the images below to view the profiles.
Benefits of working in the Middle East
Tax-free salaries and low outgoings
These are two of the biggest benefits of working in the Middle East. All salaries are tax-free at source and with free accommodation and utilities, it is possible to save a considerable amount of money.
Flights to and from the Middle East will be paid at the beginning and end of your contract and will usually include a mid-year round trip ticket, which most of our candidates use to visit their families. Annual leave is generous with some hospitals offering up to seven calendar weeks and you’ll receive a bonus at the end of your contract. Given the location, most holiday destinations in Africa, India, Asia, Australia and South East Asia are far closer than they would be from Europe.
Doctors and senior managers are usually offered family-status contracts and benefit from an education allowance for their dependent children. Nurses and allied healthcare professionals will generally (with occasional exceptions) be offered single-status contracts.
Most clients will provide you with air-conditioned, comfortable accommodation, either through allowances or at special ‘compounds’. These are private complexes, rather like gated communities, located within or near the hospital grounds. Life within a compound is free of the restrictions of many Middle Eastern countries in terms of dress codes and alcohol restrictions, and free transport is provided to and from work and for local shopping.
Most hospitals organise trips to interesting places and you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities. As you get to know your colleagues, your social life will take off and you probably won’t want to leave at the end of your contract.
To find out more about specific hospitals and opportunities in the Middle East call us on +44 (0)20 7959 1105 or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.