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How The Job Market is in Dubai

August 04, 2020
Dubai is becoming one of the biggest major cities in the world. Various people from around the world are moving to this city to get work. Why? Because Dubai is on its way to becoming a big business hub and a haven for big money. It's on-track to rival the likes of New York, London, Paris, and more. But before you decide to get on the bandwagon and move here for work, you have to first know how the job market really is here. What's the unemployment rate? What industries should you go for? What's the work culture here? Here are some answers to those questions.

How The Job Market is in Dubai

 

The Unemployment Rate in The UAE

As of this writing, The UAE enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world with a measly 2.64%. This means that within the 9.80 million population of the Middle Eastern country, only a couple of thousand are unemployed. And for a country to achieve that must mean that the job market here really must be strong. In reality, The UAE has often had very low unemployment rates. In fact, its highest in recent history has only been 4.20%, while the lowest was at 1.15%. So if you're planning to move to Dubai, you'll likely find a job here yourself. 

 

Language Essentials for Working Here

Weirdly enough, in Dubai, speaking Arabic isn't a requirement to find a job but English is actually essential. Since the city is becoming an international hub, with many nationalities now having settled in here, it'll help you a lot if you were well-versed with the English language. You'll have more chances to get hired by a wider scope of companies, you'll be able to converse well with clients, and there will be little to no misunderstandings between you and your employer. Meanwhile, as speaking the Arabic language isn't necessary, it will also still help you more with your career here in the long run. 

 

How The Job Market is in Dubai

 

Which Industries Are Looking for New Hires?

Now, let's get more specific? Which industries are actually looking to hire these days here in Dubai? Well, the top three are technology, tourism, and the luxury goods industries. These three files are currently the driving forces that help elevate Dubai into the major city that it is today. In technology, jobs like IT analysts, mechanical engineers, and the like are pretty much-in-demand yet a dime a dozen as well. In tourism, English-speaking tour guides are very much needed. And in luxury goods, companies are looking for either artisans for the craftsmanship side of the business or sales associates for the business side. 

 

Which Sectors are Hiring The Most Nowadays?

With that in mind, which sectors are hiring the most nowadays? As of this writing, the service sector continues to hire the most in terms of getting overseas workers. Since Dubai is also known to be a collection of luxury five-star hotels, they need a lot of capable professionals to both manage and maintain their facilities. The educational sector also needs English teachers for well-off Arab families in the city, both as private tutors or in many of the city's fine schools. And, of course, mechanical engineers to help keep Dubai on the forefront in the world of technology. 

 

How The Job Market is in Dubai

 

The Working Conditions in Dubai

Now, if you're nervous about having to move to Dubai for work, do note that the city has excellent conditions for working. Many of the facilities you'll find here are top-notch and considerably first-class. The infrastructure of the city alone is something worthy of everyone's praise. And no matter where you live in Dubai, the city's public transport systems will ensure that you get to work on time safely and soundly. It's no secret that the living costs here are high, but then that's because they're all to pay for the very comfortable work like you get to live out here. 

 

What to Expect in Dubai's Work Culture

Despite what you might think, the work culture in Dubai gives you a lot of perks and entitlements. Firstly, you get 22 days of paid vacation every year, as well as 15 days of paid leave for when you get sick. Despite all that, you are legally required to work to up to 48 hours a week, considerably longer than in other cities in the world. Furthermore, contracts are very important here and you have to read everything down to the final details. Mostly because if you commit any breach of contract, you might get banned from getting work in the city ever again.

 

How The Job Market is in Dubai

 

Dubai's job market is one of the most stable in all of the world, as proven by its low unemployment rate and strong industries. However, the city does follow a special work culture of its own that you have to adhere to when you finally get to work here. 


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