making uae recruitment easier & more efficient.

Randstad is built on a deep network of technological and human expertise. We understand the local talent market, current employment trends, and the world of work in the United Arab Emirates.

find out more

local appeal.

We regularly source candidates for vacancies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras al-Khaimah. Whether you’re looking for senior management or general labour, we can help you find the best candidates in the market.


decision made.

Randstad have an impressive 30-year long reputation for sourcing and selecting some of the best talent in the world. We're a recognised provider of professional staff at all levels, to organisations in the UAE. 


adaptable solutions.

We have dedicated UAE industry divisions, focused solely on search and sourcing. Our staffing specialists can provide the pre-qualified talent your organisation needs to succeed when it needs it most.

talk to an expert

here to help.

Your specialist recruitment needs demand a specialist approach. See how we're driving HR technology that can pinpoint your business needs, and grab the industry's best talent for your company.

learn more

find the best talent for the job.

connect with us

search & select.

Randstad go one step further every time to ensure we have a detailed understanding of your vacancies and your business. We can assist with executive search, contingency recruitment, headhunting, plus contract staffing. 

let's go

human touch.

We use the combination of technology, HR innovation, and human interaction to source, vet, and deliver candidates who make a difference to organisations. Let us help you find the right hire for the right role.

request a callback


Randstad can help your business align with the core tenets of Emiratization, a government founded initiative aimed at developing and increasing the number of Emiratis in the UAE workforce. Speak to an expert today.

contact us

about the uae.

The United Arab Emirates is located in Western Asia, at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula. The country borders Oman to the east, Saudi Arabia to the south, and shares maritime borders with both Qatar and Iran. The country is a federation of seven emirates, including Abu Dhabi, Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, and Umm al-Quwain. The UAE’s population is approximately 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati Nationals, and 7.8 are expatriates.

Since independence in 1971, the UAE’s economy has grown by nearly 231 times, to 1.45 trillion AED. The country is ranked as the 26th best nation in the world for doing business, and its economy is the most diversified in the GCC area. The UAE is home to the seventh-largest oil reserves in the world, and the country has substantial natural gas reserves. As the most populous city in the UAE, Dubai has grown to become an important international investment and aviation hub.


The UAE has the second largest economy in the Arab World, after Saudi Arabia. Although heavily reliant on petroleum extraction and exports, the UAE has in recent years been successful in diversifying its economy.

With the UAE Government aiming to reduce the economy's dependence on oil exports by 2030, various projects are now underway to attract foreign investment, including the installation of new, sustainable methods of energy generation, and World Expo 2020. Tourism is one of the biggest non-oil sources of revenue, and a massive construction boom, expanding manufacturing base, and thriving services sector all provide additional revenue.

recent reforms.

The United Arab Emirates launched the ‘UAE Government Strategy’ in early 2007, which covered twenty-one topics in six different areas, from social development, economic development, public sector development, justice and safety, infrastructure, and rural areas development.

The initiative was followed by the launch of the ‘UAE Vision 2021’ in 2010, which set “the key themes for the socio-economic development of the UAE” and called for “a shift to a diversified and knowledge-based economy”. The reforms aim to improve government performance, fulfil the needs of Emirati citizens, achieve sustainable development, and strengthen the UAE's global standing.


The hiring of foreign workers has resumed since the 2008 financial downturn, stimulated by large-scale projects such as World Expo 2020. While each of the seven emirates displays a different demographic situation, the most populated areas of Abu Dhabi and Dubai host two-thirds of all expatriate workers in the country.

Emirati Nationals makeup 90% of the public sector workforce, and hold only 0.5% of jobs in the private sphere. Due to the ‘demographic imbalance’ in the country’s workforce, foreign workers dominate numerically at every occupational level.


Emiratisation is an initiative created and led by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, with the aim of employing UAE Nationals in a meaningful and efficient manner, in both the public and private sectors. As a result, the UAE Government has mandated the inclusion of Emiratis in the workforce, particularly in the private sphere. This is being achieved through the establishment of a special department, quotas, and incentives.

You can read about our Emiratisation recruitment services here >

recruitment services.

We're here to help with all of your UAE-based staffing and recruitment needs, whether you’re looking to hire Emirati Nationals or expatriate workers. As the region's leading recruitment firm, we pride ourselves on offering a full range of solutions that help our clients access the best talent available on the market. Our recruitment team relies on a proven methodology complete with sourcing, screening, matching, skills assessment, and hiring management stages.

Randstad can assist you by increasing your exposure to the UAE candidate market through our extensive online and offline networks, by improving candidate quality through industry-leading screening and skills assessment processes, and by containing costs through built-in efficiencies that may not be available to you in-house.

Ask us how we can help >