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UAE
Job Search Resources
There are hundreds of candidates applying for job vacancies in the UAE so competition is intense.
Employment Trends
The UAE has long been the commercial and business hub of the Middle East. The IMF expects its GDP to grow 3 percent this year.
Information Technology
Business IT spending is expected to reach 19.2 billion AED by 2019, an annual increase of 3.6 percent.
Engineering
Because of a short supply, engineers are in high demand in the UAE.
Accounting and Finance
An area of rapid growth is the global Islamic finance sector which must be based on Sharia law.
General Business
The UAE is a leading retail hub in the Middle East, with strong growth in the luxury market.
Top Companies
Banking and Petroleum companies dominate the list of top companies in UAE.
Financial Considerations
The UAE has an open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus.
Work Permits/Visas
Over the last few decades the UAE has begun and promoted an opening of its national borders to tourism, business and diplomacy.
Resumes/CV's
In the UAE, cover letters are always used and should be tailored to each company.
Interviewing Advice
Because Dubai and Abu Dhabi look so modern, it is easy for newcomers to assume they understand the culture and the context.
Cultural Advice
There are more expatriates than UAE nationals living in the UAE, which has a tradition of cultural diversity dating back to 3000 BCE.
Petroleum
The growing scale of the region’s petrochemicals sector drives demand for senior-level professionals in both operational strategy and team management.
Business Associations and Networking Groups
In addition to many business groups, almost every embassy and consulate has clubs, business councils and welfare associations which provide good networking opportunities.
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