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Finding a Job in Dubai – Essential Facts

Dubai cityMany Dubai job hunters are still under the impression that in this Arab emirate the streets are paved with gold. While the economy of the emirate is indeed booming and Dubai is a tax free haven, finding a job in Dubai is not always easy. Foreigners account for about 80 percent of the population in Dubai, and as a result the competition for good employment position can be very fierce. Probably the best way to secure a Dubai job is to have an offer in hand from a company based there, before making the trip to Dubai.

However, this is not always possible, and there are some advantages if entering the emirate on a visa in order to search jobs opportunities in Dubai, as opposed to finding Dubai jobs from one’s home country. Naturally, many employers will prefer to give their Dubai job to a person already living in the emirate rather than having to wait for someone they never had a chance to interview in person. However, there is no guarantee of landing a job in Dubai before the expiration of a visit visa, which only adds to the difficulty of the task.

 

Once a Dubai job seeker secures a position, a contract is signed and the employer becomes a sort of “sponsor”. Among many other things, the contract must include basic salary, length of contract, job title and description, as well as termination conditions. It is essential that you negotiate a good package, including housing and school fees besides salary. Other benefits may include coverage for medical needs, utilities, transportation, and annual vacation with a fully paid plane ticket to one’s home country. However, since each company is different, the packages will vary according to the Dubai job description. The work week also varies from one company to another, with some working “straight shift” (no break in the middle of the day) or “split shift” (a few hours break).

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Once you find a Dubai job, the sponsor will handle all paperwork required by law for foreign workers, including obtaining an employment visa, labor card and health card for the employee. The company’s Public Relations Officer will generally handle the logistics, making sure that all paperwork arrives for approval at the due government offices. Employment visas are valid for three years maximum, with the possibility of renewal. Typically, expatriate workers do not receive UAE citizenship or permanent residency.

For those trying to find a job in Dubai, there are several avenues one can take. For instance, various reputable recruitment agencies are available to assist job seekers in their quest for a Dubai job, including well-known companies such as Kershaw Leonard or Claredon Parker. And since there are a lot of recruitment agencies already in operation, it is always wise to do some prior research into their reputations and services before choosing to use them. If not careful, job seekers can be persuaded to drain their whole life savings and even go into debt because of the unscrupulous methods used by agents in their home countries who promise them visas and construction or hotel jobs in Dubai.

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Fortunately, recruitment agencies in the emirate are regulated and have to be licensed. Therefore, the potential for scams in Dubai itself is considerably lower. For those who choose to try and find a Dubai job online, there is also a host of options and information available. Among the best resources there are free online UAE job classifieds sites like ClassifiedsUae.com and DubaiClassified.com, employment sites such as Bayt.com, as well as directories such as GulfJobSites.com. With the ample job opportunities in Dubai, all you need is to decide which one suits you best.