Tax-free income is the biggest draw for people around the world
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The work culture and job satisfaction in government and private companies in the UAE are among the best in the world. Millions of expatriates call the country home because of the security and opportunities it offers.
A tax-free income is the biggest draw for people around the world to take up employment here.
Employee experience platform Great Place to Work recently declared that seven of the top 10 workplaces in the Middle East are in the United Arab Emirates.
Tens of thousands of people come to the country each month to seek employment. An updated visa system – which will come into effect in October – specifies a new category of entry permit, specifically aimed at job seekers.
Here are the different ways to search for a job in the country as listed by the official UAE government website.
1. Government Job Portals
- Federal Government: https://www.federalerp.gov.ae/OA_HTML/AppsLocalLogin.jsp?langCode=AR
- Abu Dhabi: https://www.tamm.abudhabi/en/aspects-of-life/workemployment/jobsrecruitment/jobopportunities/ApplytoaJobVacancy
- Dubai: https://dubaicareers.ae/en/pages/default.aspx
- Ajman: https://www.ajmanhrd.gov.ae/kawader/home
- Ras Al Khaimah: https://www.rak.ae/wps/portal/rak/home/residents/employment-in-ras-al-khaimah
- Fujairah: https://fujairah.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx
There are several classifieds sites in the country, including one run by Khaleej times: https://buzzon.khaleejtimes.com/ad-category/jobs-vacancies/
3. Recruitment Agencies
You can register with one of the many recruitment agencies registered in the country. According to the official UAE government website, “Job seekers are not required to pay any money to a recruitment agency as employers are responsible for paying these fees.”
4. Websites of companies, government agencies
Most private and public sector companies list their vacancies in the “Careers” or “Work With Us” sections of their websites.
5. Networking sites
You can search for jobs on professional networking sites like LinkedIn. You can also use the platform to network.
6. Private Job Portals
There are several private job portals in the UAE. You can register on one of the websites for relevant vacancies. Remember that you are not required to pay a commission to the recruiting company.
7. Career fairs
These are regularly held in the United Arab Emirates. These fairs give job seekers the opportunity to search for positions or simply network with companies.
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