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1. Things you should know:
- Employment in UAE is quite a bit different than employment in other countries around the world. For starters, no minimum wage is enforced on employers in the UAE, thus salaries in Dubai, for example, could differ between two employees occupying the same position with the same job tasks and responsibilities.
- Salaries in UAE , and moreover, salaries in Dubai are earned on a monthly basis, no weekly, daily pays are usually applicable
- Work is mostly what life revolves around in Dubai especially for many professional expat workers with Dubai jobs. Most of the companies in Dubai offer a straight shift working schedule (jobs in Dubai are usually 9 to 10 hours, 5 days a week, with an hour lunch break except for the services sectors which operate 6 days a week), while some companies still operate on a 2 shifts basis (with 2 to 3 hours break in between).
- Expats constitute the highest proportion of the workforce in the UAE in general, the thing that motivated the government to implement the “Emiratisation” concept. “Emiratisation” is defined by Wiki, as a movement by the government of the UAE to proactively employ its citizens in the public and private sector to reduce its dependence on foreign workers (www.gov.ae states that only 11.5% of women graduates opt to work for the private sector since working for the government offers better salaries, benefits and working hours).
- Self Employment: Finding a sponsor is the main obstacle, should one decide to launch one’s own business in the UAE. It is always advisable to actually be in Dubai and meet with your local acquaintances (or your friends’ referrals) in order to secure your sponsorship (usually, an individual or a local company can sponsor you, and your sponsor does not necessarily have to participate financially in your business at all). The fees are usually paid either from the annual revenues or via monthly installments. Bear in mind you should keep everything legal and assign a lawyer to guide you through the steps of the process. Also make sure you are very knowledgeable about the UAE market before you involve yourself with starting a business in the UAE.
2. How can one find jobs in the UAE?
- Direct Company Career Sites: Company career sites are free of charge with no middle man required but positions might not be kept up-to-date at all times and choices are limited to positions in that specific company.
- Career Fairs: Plenty of Dubai career fairs take place, especially as part of Dubai university events. These provide job seekers with good exposure (to many of Dubai’s top employers and companies) but would require physical presence and might, thus, become time consuming and costly.
- Referrals or Word of Mouth: Making use of your social networks remains of course one of the methods that are widely used to find jobs in the UAE, jobs in Abu Dhabi and jobs in Dubai. Of course, this method is free of charge but not completely reliable at all times
- Newspapers: Most UAE local newspapers (such as Gulf News and Khaleej times) have daily appointment sections that are classified according to region and industry: jobs in Dubai, jobs in Abu Dhabi, jobs in UAE, banking jobs in UAE, marketing jobs in UAE, engineering jobs in UAE, finance jobs in UAE, management jobs in UAE etc…
- Traditional Recruitment companies: The concept of traditional recruitment in Dubai as elsewhere is that you visit the Dubai recruitment company’s office, tell them what you’re looking for and they try to find a convenient, desirable and relevant placement/ job in Dubai or elsewhere in the UAE for you. A few recruitment companies charge job seekers (a small proportion of their first salary or so), but most recruitment companies don’t. However bear in mind that the presence of an intermediary here might potentially prolong your successful recruitment in the UAE. There are many highly reputable traditional recruitment companies and executive search firms in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, many of them work directly with the top online recruitment companies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, such as Bayt.com, to source and screen and shortlist top talent for top jobs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and elsewhere in the UAE.
- Online Recruitment Companies: What better platform than Bayt.com is there to make your life as a jobseeker easier and assist you in landing your dream job right from the comfort and convenience and confidentiality of your own home or office? Bayt.com has the highest number of job seekers, employers and active jobs in the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to award-winning state-of-the-art Job and CV search tools and personalized customer care! Don’t expect us to lead you anywhere else! Bayt.com are the leaders in Middle East recruitment! You can count on this top job site and its top recruitment credentials as well as 9 years of leadership, experience and expertise speak for themself!