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How to Get a Job in Dubai (UAE)


In just over 30 years, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has transformed itself into a desert fishing village into one of the world’s tourist hotspots. With all year sunshine, magnificent hotels, sandy beaches and an incredible lifestyle, this city is not only a playground for the super rich it is a city that boats a vibrancy and multiculturalism. We will look at methods of how you can get a job in Dubai.

The Dubai property boom as well as its tourist industry firmly put the emirate on the map and as a global destination and as a result, people want to move, live and work here. Moving to another country can always be hard so it’s quite helpful to know a few things that may help you obtain work. Below are a few tips;

Carry out your research on job agencies before you get to Dubai. If you are visiting Dubai on a vacation or a short-term holiday then it’s a good idea to try and get your due diligence carried our beforehand. The internet is the best initial starting point to identify agencies that focus on your industry sector.

Prepare a CV to Dubai standard. This will ensure that you are presented as best as can be. These often differ slightly from your standard UK CV or American resume.

Get all qualifications attested by the UAE embassy in your country beforehand. This will save time and effort of the office in Dubai sending it back to your native country. It also demonstrates your keenness and enthusiasm.

Be in Dubai as much as possible. This many not be quite so obvious but if employers know that you are in the region then you will be more likely to be called for an interview.

Do not lie on your CV. The UAE is notorious for the way it carries out background checks on previous employers. Recently, there was a story of an expat who got deported after 25 years for lying on his CV.

The majority of job agencies like to do things by email and do not allow people to see them without a visit. Unlike in the UK where you can visit a recruitment agent, things are slightly different in the UAE.

Pick a reputable agency or one with some credibility; most of these are based in Sheikh Zayed Road. When you do eventually decide to get in contact with these agencies, try and do everything first thing in the morning so you’re emails can be dealt with as quickly as possible.

It can be quite frustrating dealing with recruitment agencies and trying to find work in Dubai but that’s part and parcel of the process. Do not expect the greatest customer service; however, things are starting to improve. Just keep going and don’t give up and eventually you will find that dream job.

Source by Zaheer Fazal