Professionals working in the UAE saw their pay packets increase 15 per cent over the course of 2008 and are expecting a 16 per cent raise this year.
This is the headline claim of a new report published by recruitment portal Bayt.com, which also showed that the UAE is top of the global table for average salaries.
A fifth (20 per cent) of professionals say they earn between $5,000 and $10,000 a month working in the UAE.
Such news may be of interest to those who are considering a move and looking for Dubai property for sale.
Commenting on the figures, Tel Rashid, regional manager of human resources consultancy Spengler Fox, said that top-end professionals are continuing to receive large appraisals.
"People are joining new organisations at salaries five to 20 per cent higher than their previous salary," he added.
Other key findings from the report show that the UAE is served by a highly experienced workforce, with 43 per cent of people having worked in their sector for more than eight years.