Thursday, July 5, 2007

Nursing shortage in Dubai

A global shortage of nurses is also taking its toll in the United Arab Emirates, reports the Dubai-based online tabloid Xpress.

This rich Arab state has had difficulties retaining its nurses, of whom 91% were recruited either from the Philippines or India, because many nursing professionals use their experience in the UAE as leverage to get more lucrative jobs in the UK, US or Australia. Training UAE nationals to become nurses does not look very promising because nursing requires direct patient contact and working in shifts, which clash with local culture and traditions, according to a hospital recruiter in the country.

The average monthly salary of nurses in Dubai ranges from Dh2,000 and Dh9,000. In neighboring Saudi Arabia, nurses' salaries are between 12,000 and 18,000 Saudi riyals (Dh11,750-Dh17,600). Check US nursing salaries here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Day!!! Interesting site but about the salary in Saudi Arabia, as I know, coz' i worked there in the eastern province, salary is between 2,500 -4,000 saudi riyals (correct me if im wrong) and it's like a big PRISON in that country.

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