If you're living paycheck to paycheck in Dubai, this is definitely good news for you.

Salaries in the United Arab Emirates are expected to rise by 4.6 percent in 2017, according to Willis Towers Watson 's salary budget planning survey.

Although the inflation rate has been stable at an average of 4 percent in the UAE the past two years, the salary increase is likely to take place across all industry sectors.

“There are many factors that affect the employee attraction and retention such as the work environment, the managers they work with, health and insurance programs. The top factor, however, is the compensation that would also drive the employees’ performance,” Laurent Leclère, Willis Towers Watson’s senior consultant and data services lead for the Middle East, said, according to Arabian Business .

The UAE and Bahrain are both expected to see a 4.6 percent increase in their paychecks.

However, Lebanon will have the highest increase in pay growth of 5.4 percent!


Saudi Arabia and Kuwait follow at 5 percent and Qatar at 4.8 percent.

Considering the cost of living in the UAE is pretty expensive, this salary bump is definitely good news!


You better start jotting down ideas on how you'll pamper yourself when it happens