How to Find Jobs in UAE

Last update: March 11, 2019

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an Arab country located on the Persian Gulf. It shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia. UAE official language is Arabic. Multicultural and multilingual communities are living and working in UAE consisting of English, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and other languages. Multinational companies, large scale manufacturing units, seven star & five star hotels, schools, colleges, universities and many other types of organizations are working in UAE. So plenty of job opportunities are available in UAE particularly in accounts / finance,sales, marketing, engineering, education, and security sectors. Companies in UAE announce jobs mostly on their websites and through hiring agencies.

Opportunities for Professionals

There is a competition in UAE to get highly paid, attractive and lucrative professional jobs. However, qualified and experienced professionals are always welcomed by large scale multinational companies so it necessitates equipping oneself with competitive skills to become need of employers.

Education / Skills Requirements

If you are ambitious to start your career in UAE, choose specific job sector. Improve your education and build skills relevant to the target jobs. The following qualifications and skills elaborated with each sector can be helpful to reach the goal:

  1. Sales & Marketing Jobs
    Graduation or Masters in Marketing along with good interpersonal skill and English communication. Overall appearance and personality also matters.
  2. Accounts & Finance Jobs
    Graduation or Masters in Accounts or Finance along with skills of operating accounting software or ERP. Professional degrees like CA, ACMA or PIPFA are high demanded degrees in UAE in the field of accounts and finance.
  3. Hotel & Restaurant Management Jobs
    Graduation and Diploma in Hotel Management along with interpersonal skills and English communication skills. Overall appearance and personality also matters.
  4. Front Office Management Jobs
    Graduation and Diploma of Front Office Management along with interpersonal skills and English communication skills. Overall appearance and personality also matters.
  5. Engineering Jobs
    Graduation or Masters in Engineering or Diploma of Associate Engineering (DAE). Related short computer courses along with engineering degrees are also very helpful for job hunting.
  6. Draftsman Jobs
    Course of draftsman along with computer aided techniques are helpful for job hunting.
  7. Driver Jobs
    HTV license holders can get job easily in UAE. LTV license holders along with higher secondary school (FA) or bachelor degree (BA) education get job in companies as chauffeur.

3 Ways to Find UAE Jobs

If you are searching job in UAE then adopt one of the following steps which may give you a way forward to hunt your dream job.

Apply Online: Before leaving your home country, use trusted job portals to find and apply for required job.

Apply through Acquaintance: Find out a friend or an acquaintance already working in UAE who may help or refer you for job.

Through the above methods, there are chances of your telephonic / video interviews by the employers and in furtherance you may have to travel to UAE for final interview and selection.

Visit UAE: You may visit UAE on visit visa, drop your CV personally to the companies as many as you can. On the other way, you may take service of recruiters in UAE who will send your CV to plenty of hiring companies in a nominal charges. In this way, you may receive several interview calls.

CV Tips

  • CV should be clear and elaborative in accordance with the requirements of the applied job.
  • Font style, size and color should be in a pleasant format.
  • CV should be free from spelling or typo mistakes.
  • CV should contain clear picture of applicant.
  • Don't forget to mention passport number, email address, Whatsapp number and if applying for driver job then license number also.

The writer is a Chartered Accountant. He has work exposure at multinational companies based in US, UAE and Pakistan


Posted by naveed ahmad

pharmacist from pakistan and want good job in UAE.

Posted by Najma Razi

Thanks for fruitful information

Posted by Tariq

Please guide how to build job hunting skills

Posted by Mohammad arif

As assistance cook or assistance shop

Posted by Noushad

Looking for PRO or Logistic Jobs

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I have 9 years experience in Saudi arabiya Al Sadhan and spar super market

Posted by Bhola rai

Hello sir I need job Salesman
I have 6 year experience in UAE

Posted by Bhoora Hasan

I have 10 years experience in hospitality industry superviso

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