find your future with jobs in abu dhabi.

At Randstad MENA, we recruit for new and exciting Abu Dhabi jobs every week. If you're looking to make your next career move, why not view our latest UAE jobs? We have multiple opportunities advertised on our website, for a variety of industries and specialisms. 

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Our recruiters are there to cut through the chaos and help you uncover Abu Dhabi jobs that interest you. We know that searching for job in Abu Dhabi can be a challenging experience. Let us help you find opportunities for career growth in the Gulf.

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explore your career options.

A role in the UAE’s vibrant capital city can offer you a new start in an exciting and growing economy, right in the middle of a thriving multicultural working environment. Here at Randstad, we recruit for many Abu Dhabi job vacancies via our website.

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our approach.

Our recruiters have the expertise you need to build your network. We excel at connecting job seekers and like-minded employers, and believe that finding the right 'fit' is paramount when it comes to building successful work relationships.

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To know. To serve. To trust. Strive for perfection and simultaneous promotion of all interests. This isn't just our mission statement, they're words we live by. We apply our core values to everything we do. 

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Find specialised CV, interview, and career advice, tailored for the world of work in United Arab Emirates, and the wider Gulf region in our Career Hub. 

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

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above & beyond.

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

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We work with many big-name companies, as well as many innovative local start-ups. Whether your background is in sales or marketing, IT, 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.

The job market in Abu Dhabi is particularly competitive, especially for those without experience working in the Gulf region. On top of the talent saturation, hiring trends tend to be seasonally based. Most recruitment activities take place between the months of January and March, and slow down over Ramadan and the summer.

background on abu dhabi.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, a confederation of Emirates which also includes Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al-Quwain. As the centre of political and industrial activities, Abu Dhabi is a major cultural and commercial hub, which accounts for close to two-thirds of the UAE’s GDP.

Since 2009, the UAE Government has been diversifying its economy, to reduce its reliance on the hydrocarbon sector. This has resulted in substantial investment in industry, real estate, tourism, and retail. In addition, natural gas extraction, petrochemicals, downstream oil refining, financial services, banking, and telecommunications, provide ample employment opportunities for both expatriates and UAE Nationals.

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For the most part, salaries in Abu Dhabi resemble those paid in western countries, and the days of the famed ‘hardship packages’ are 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 Abu Dhabi.

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 also awarded an ‘indemnity’ at the end of their contract period. The indemnity is usually based on basic salary, and excludes any bonuses. It is required by law be paid out 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 abu dhabi.

The working week in Abu Dhabi varies between 40 and 48 hours, depending on a company’s own policy. Office hours usually start from 8.30 or 9.00 am and finish at 5.30 or 6.00 pm, but some local companies may choose to split the working day into two blocks, the first running from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, and the second between 4.00 to 7.00 pm.

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

how to get a job in abu dhabi.

Tech whizzes are in luck in Abu Dhabi, as according to LinkedIn’s “Middle East and North Africa Recruiting Trends 2017” report, the most sought after skills in the UAE are statistical analysis, data mining, public policy, international relations, algorithm design, web architecture, SEO/SEM marketing, and UI design. Trends aside, the same report notes that job seekers stand to have good chances of finding employment in Abu Dhabi in the oil & gas, operations, sales, engineering, business development, and marketing sectors.

If you’d like to apply for a job in Abu Dhabi, there are many options available to you. This includes applying directly to companies based in the Emirate, accessing online job boards, and joining professional networking sites. Working with a recruitment firm is a common option, and still one of the best ways to procure a job in Abu Dhabi.

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 in the UAE.

visa requirements.

Visa requirements for Abu Dhabi change often, and can 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 Abu Dhabi, your sponsor, which is normally your employer, will arrange the necessary visas and permits for you to legally live and work in the UAE. They will be able to help you with the required documents.

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It’s always advisable to have a couple of Arabic language expressions under your belt when conducting business in Abu Dhabi. The customary greeting in the UAE is ‘As-salam alaikum’, which means ‘peace be upon you’. You can reply by saying ‘Wa alaikum as-salam’ which means ‘and upon you be peace’. And should you agree to proceed to the next step on a business decision, you can say ‘Inshallah’, meaning ‘God willing’.

For CV, interview, and career advice, tailored for the world of work in Abu Dhabi, neighbouring Emirates, and the wider Gulf region, head to the Randstad MENA Career Hub.

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