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Relatively easy to get into, top-paying jobs in Dubai with expected salary ranges

You can make money by working some magic and getting to the very top instead of getting the dreary snub

The easiest way to make it to the top is to start at the top as CEO Anyone great in the art of persuasion and negotiation can become a business development manager Wear that smile and smart looks and you could well be on your way to real estate riches

Of course doctors, lawyers, and engineers make the most money anywhere, not just Dubai.

But we’d like to think that you can still make money by working some magic and getting to the very top instead of getting the dreary snub.

Here are some practical ways to get you gunning and earning. 

1. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)– 40,000 – 100,000 Dirhams monthly

The easiest way to make it to the top is to start at the top as CEO. Yes, you can get there, with a little attitude, research, acting, and a spicy CV filled with strong action verbs. if you are ready to run the show and make all the important decisions, unleash your charming business personality.  

2. Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)-80,000 to 90,000 Dirhams monthly

If you were ever a successful brand or account manager, use those achievements to catapult you into a more meaningful position where you derive brand strategies in one of the highest paying jobs in brand-heavy Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

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3. Business Development Manager- 185,400 Dirhams yearly

A business development manager is responsible for expanding a company’s profile and client list. Sounds too easy? Not really, but anyone with a good head over his/her shoulders and is great in the art of persuasion and negotiation can potentially do it. You’ll need to already have plenty of contacts to help direct sales and marketing teams but will also take the lead on finding and facilitating new business relationships.  

4. Operations Manager- 210,800 Dirhams yearly 

Are you a born leader? Operations managers make sure everything in the company is working for peak productivity and profits. It doesn’t matter what sector or field the job is in, you will need to oversee staffing, workflows, manufacturing operations and department budgets. You’ll need excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills which all leaders have.

5. Restaurant General Managers- 25,000 to 70,000 Dirhams monthly

Again very similar to Operations Manager but this time in the F&B business. General Managers are responsible for the entire workings of a restaurant. They manage staff and day-to-day work. They control the budget and profit and loss statements.  

6. Real Estate/Property Consultant– 96,472 Dirhams yearly

Perhaps the property market in Dubai today is not what it used to be before the Coronavirus hit. But as the Emirate emerges from its battle with COVID-19, the prospects for property sales become more and more attractive. Wear that smile and smart looks and you could well be on your way to real estate riches, beyond what any salary can earn you. 

7. Call Center Manager- 42,000 Dirhams annually.

Ok, not a huge amount but come on, this could be the perfect job for you as you wait for those other high paying company interviews to kick in. Managers at call centers belong to the Customer Service and Call Center sector and entail a lot of responsibility keeping customers happy.

Read: Toxic bosses: Who are they, and 5 ways to deal with them

Global high paying jobs for fewer hours

More and more people are interested in a shorter workweek.

In its survey of over 3,000 workers, Kronos Workforce Institute found roughly 40% of full-time Americans want a four-day workweek.

There are some jobs where employees already typically work less than 40 hours and still earn over $58,000.

Physical therapists on average earn $75,000, the same for school psychologists. Radiation therapists reach $78,000 while property, real estate, and community association managers can earn $86,000, same as real estate brokers and sales agents. 

A curator who mostly works with cataloging, managing, and organizing exhibits can earn $126,500 a year. Not bad when all you need is a bachelor’s degree. 

Freelance photographers, with an eye for artistic pictures, ready to invest in expensive high-tech cameras and photo editing equipment, can make $180,000 easy with no minimum qualifications. 

How about Food Technologists? Those whose jobs are to research and analyze food to improve taste and enhance preservation for better storage and distribution can make $75,750. Yummy.

Then you have Massage Therapists. Knowing where it hurts and fixing it using the right combination of earth healing oils and soothing aromas can muscle in $85,000+. You need a certification regulated by a local or state office.

Finally, dietitians. You may have the right formula for a healthy body and mind. Spread the word and pay yourself $60,000 for the effort. Go freelance and generate up to 5 times that amount. If your healthy diet works, almost no one will ask for a license.