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Find the latest job vacancies in Dubai with Randstad MENA. Whether you’re looking for your first job in Dubai, or want to move up to a senior position, we can help you find, interview for, and secure a role that fits your personality and career goals.

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The UAE can offer you a new start in an exciting, vibrant economy, smack-bang in the middle of a thriving multicultural environment. Here at Randstad MENA, we advertise our newest Dubai job vacancies on our website every week. 

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Once one of our clients gives us a vacancy to fill, our recruitment team sets to work, finding the best person for the job. If you've spotted a job that you think you'd be great at, your best option is to apply via our website.

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Our recruiters cut through the chaos and help you uncover Dubai jobs that interest you. We know finding a job where you can make a real impact is key to your personal growth and career evolution. Let us help you find those opportunities.

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why randstad?

With a healthy combination of cutting edge recruitment technology and well-honed people skills, we're focused on building long-lasting relationships that stand the test of time, and help you to build the career you want.

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latest jobs in dubai.

From start-ups with a handful of employees to multi-national companies with thousands on their payroll, we’ve got the latest and greatest Dubai job vacancies on our website.

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your next dubai job.

The climate, career development opportunities, tax incentives, plus the change of lifestyle are all appealing factors when it comes to working aboard. For more insight into searching for jobs in the UAE, visit our Career Hub.

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permanent or temporary?

Randstad MENA recruits for both permanent roles and temporary work. If you're having trouble breaking into the Dubai job market, or simply enjoy the freedom that contracting provides, why not explore our Contract Solutions option?

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in dubai, the sky's the limit.

We work with many big-name companies, as well as many innovative local start-ups. Whether your background is in sales or marketing, HR, legal, FMCG, or the oil industry, we're likely to have a role that fits to your ambition and skillset. 

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the more you know.

Dubai’s job market is particularly competitive. On top of the talent saturation, hiring tends to be seasonal. Most recruitment takes place between January and March, and almost grinds to a halt over Ramadan and the hottest summer months.

background on dubai.

Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates, a confederation of Emirates which also includes Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al-Quwain. As with many other Gulf states, oil and gas underpin the UAE’s economy. In recent decades, economic diversification has been encouraged, and non-energy related business now accounts for more than half of the country’s GDP. Major sectors include petrochemicals, downstream oil refining, tourism, telecommunications, and aviation.

Dubai responded to the need to diversify more rapidly than the other Emirates, and has developed a wide portfolio of industrial, manufacturing, construction, and service based interests. The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) port has contributed greatly to the economy, by providing preferential trading conditions to many international manufacturing and distribution companies. This has been supplemented by the establishment of Free-trade Zones, which have special tax, customs and imports regimes, and are governed by their own framework of regulations.

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Salaries in Dubai are generally similar to those paid in western countries, and the days of ‘hardship packages’ are generally coming to an end. However, as the UAE has no personal taxation scheme or legislation, your net income is usually much greater, which is one of the major attractions of working in Dubai.

You may have heard of expat packages being split into various elements, such as basic salary, car allowance, housing allowance, medical cover, education for school age children, and plane tickets home. Today, this is a thing of the past, as most employers tend to pay cash packages, which cover all these expenses. Some employers offer performance related or other bonuses, but this is not guaranteed.

In addition to receiving their salary, employees are awarded an ‘indemnity’ at the end of the contract period. The indemnity is usually based on basic salary excluding any bonuses. It is required by law be paid to expatriate workers, and usually amounts to 21 days of basic pay per year of employment for the first five years, and 30 days’ salary per year of employment thereafter.

working hours in dubai.

The working week in Dubai varies between 40 and 48 hours, depending on each company’s own policy. Office hours are usually from 8.30 or 9.00 am to 5.30 or 6.00 pm, but some local companies choose to split the working day into two, usually from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, with a second shift between 4.00 to 7.00 pm.

As Friday is the Muslim day of rest, the working week in Dubai runs from Sunday to Thursday, and the weekend falls on Friday and Saturday. In the month of Ramadan, the working day is reduced to six hours in the private sector. Legally, this should apply to all staff, but many companies only apply it to Muslim employees, who fast during daylight hours.

how to get a job in dubai.

According to LinkedIn’s “Middle East and North Africa Recruiting Trends 2017” report, the most sought after skills for Dubai based businesses are statistical analysis, data mining, public policy, international relations, algorithm design, web architecture, SEO/SEM marketing, and UI design. And if you’re not a tech whizz, the same report notes that job seekers will have better chances of finding employment in Dubai in the operations, sales, engineering, business development, and marketing sectors.

If you’d like to apply for a job in Dubai, there are many options available to you, including applying directly to companies, searching on online job boards, and joining networking sites. Working with a recruitment firm is a common option, and still one of the best ways to procure a job within the Emirate.

While Randstad MENA cannot offer job seekers one-on-one advice or walk-in appointments at this time, we encourage job seekers to submit their CV to us, or apply to one of our advertised vacancies.  

visa requirements.

Visa requirements for Dubai are constantly evolving, and differ depending on your country of origin. We advise that you check with the UAE embassy in your home country for more information.

If you are taking up work in Dubai, your sponsor, which is normally your employer, will arrange the necessary visas and permits for you to legally live and work in the city. They will be able to help you with the required documents.

more information.

You can find specialised CV, interview, and career advice, tailored for the world of work in Dubai and the wider Gulf region, in our Career Hub

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