How To Get a Job in Dubai (UAE) - 7 Ways

How to Get a Job in Dubai

Looking for a job in the Dubai, UAE? Here are 7 ways to get a job in Dubai, UAE easily:

Register with Recruitment Agencies in UAE

In UAE, there are many recruitment companies that help people get jobs. These companies register you with them, and notify of relevant jobs as they come. Most of these recruitment companies are free of cost since they charge the employer. You can register with them on their website (if facility is available) or by visiting their office.

Find the list of recruitment agencies in Dubai, here

2. Apply for Jobs on Employment Websites

There are plenty of job search websites that help people in searching and applying for jobs. These websites are also free to use. You will find too many such websites but many are fake hence you should spend your effort using legitimate websites only. Some of the reputed websites to search and apply jobs in the UAE include:






These websites have thousands of jobs that you can search and apply for. All you need is to register an account, upload your CV, enter some personal information and then you can start applying for jobs. Some of these websites also allows you to set your CV as 'searchable'. If you enable this feature, the employers can search through CVs and contact the registered candidates to fill their vacancies.

3. Send Your CV Directly to Companies

Start searching for companies in the UAE. You can search specific industries by entering keywords in Google like 'civil engineering jobs in UAE, oil and gas jobs in UAE, IT jobs in UAE, etc

Once you find the companies' websites, first try to find en email for HR department and send email to them directly. If HR email address is not on the website, you may be able to find at least one contact email address, send your CV with covering letter, stating briefly what type of jobs you wish them to consider you.

4. Read Newspapers

Regularly read newspapers. You may be able to access them online, on the newspaper websites, or you may find them with your local newspaper distributor or books shops. Some of the newspapers that are published in the UAE include Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Al Bayan, Al Ittehad, Arabian Business, Emirat al youm, Dubai Express and Kul Arab.

5. Find jobs on Linkedin and Facebook

Employers often post jobs on their Linkedin pages. You can find companies on Linkedin by their names. Or if you're not aware of company names, search for recruitment groups by entering search keywords like 'UAE jobs, Dubai jobs, etc' and in those groups you will find jobs posted by the employers with email address to send your CV to. Some companies also put the 'apply online' option on their Linkedin pages, which you can also use to apply for the advertised job right on the Linkedin website.

In addition to that, join recruitment groups on Facebook, follow companies' business page on Facebook where the employers advertise new job vacancies.

6. Come to the UAE and Apply for Jobs

It may take from 1 week to 1 or 2 months to get a job while you're in the UAE. But the advantage of applying for jobs from within UAE is that the employer would know that you are inside the country and can call you immediately or anytime they want. This is the expensive and risky option to try for jobs in the UAE but can prove to be very effective.

There are often walk-in interviews organized by the employers, where you can also go when you are in the country. Walk-in interviews allows you to go to the employer at anytime convenient to you, without informing the employer first.

7. Socialize with People

Connecting with friends and family members who are already working in the UAE can be helpful. Staff often knows of the current job openings and can inform you of those. They can also submit a recommendation note to the recruiting staff after you have applied, which increases your chances of hiring.

In addition, connect with people on Linkedin who are currently working in the UAE and ask them for any assistance and also send them your CV.

This is how to get a job in Dubai, UAE. Hope you found this information helpful. 

Also read:  How to Find Jobs in Qatar

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