Excerpted from the United Arab Emirates Guide.
Almost all leading newspapers in the UAE, including Gulf News, Khaleej Times, The National and Gulf Today have employment sections both online and in the printed version, offering a variety of options. These listings are posted directly by companies as well as by employment agencies.
There are some agencies that place advertisements even though the vacancy has been filled simply as a means of adding to their database, creating an artificial need and hope in the minds of jobseekers. Applying for a vacancy directly advertised by a company can be a better option. There are hundreds of candidates applying for job vacancies in the UAE so competition is intense. Crafting a CV that best represents one’s skills, qualifications and strengths will not only enable one to land a job but help companies/agencies identify the right match.
Online Job Sites
This job site allows résumés to be uploaded for viewing by hiring companies. It offers job listings in categories including information technology, hospitality, administration and accounting. The agency obtains job listings directly from hiring companies and manually matches candidates with openings, recommending candidates directly to employers. Services are free to UAE nationals and residents.
Government Employment Resources
The National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority (TANMIA)
The National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority (TANMIA) was established in 1999 by the ministry of labor. TANMIA’s mission is to provide quality services in areas related to training, career guidance and employment of national human resources to create a productive workforce capable of contributing to a competition- and skill-based national economy. TANMIA’s services include Career Gate, the first website in the UAE to provide all UAE nationals with appropriate and practical career decision-making tools and information. Services described in this site are available free of charge to UAE nationals.
TANMIA Dubai – Main Office
PO Box 90505 Al-Nahda
Tel: +971 4 2985588
Fax: +971 4 2985050
Internship Programs, Job Fairs and Career Events, and Other Resources
Bayt.com - Virtual Technology Job Fairs
Bayt.com, one of the leading jobsites in collaboration with Dubai Internet City, facilitates recruitment in the technology sector with the launch of its Virtual Technology Job Fair. Jobseekers looking for technology industry roles can log on to the website for the unique opportunity to search for jobs, submit a CV and interact with technology industry employers in an efficient and convenient online recruitment forum. During a stipulated time frame, the online event aims to effectively connect qualified candidates, specialists or graduates with career opportunities from technology companies. Candidates will have the easy and unique option to 'attend' the job fair from any Internet-accessible computer and submit their résumés to participating companies of interest any time during the event. It also enables local, regional and international employers to establish an active talent-seeking presence without being physically present in a location.
Tel: +971 2 408 9111
Fax: +971 2 631 4269
Tel: +971 4 449 3100
Fax: +971 4 447 0332
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
GulfTalent.com is one of the Middle East's leading online recruitment portals, with a database of more than 1,000,000 experienced professionals covering all sectors and job categories. It serves as the primary source of both local and expatriate talent to more than 2,000 of the largest employers and recruitment agencies across the region. Headquartered in Dubai, GulfTalent.com covers the markets of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.
Tel (Dubai Headquarters): +971 4 367 2084
Executive Recruiters and Search firms
BAC Middle East
Established in 1979, BAC has been at the forefront of the region's recruitment industry for 30 years and was the first firm of its kind in the world to achieve ISO9001 certification. The agency assists with recruitment needs ranging from junior professionals to middle and senior management, whatever the industry sector. The website offers advice on interviewing, cover letters and CVs. Also available are a number of helpful links to resources for expatriate jobseekers, such as labor laws, business news and real estate information.
Office 120, Sultan Business Centre
Oud Metha (Next to Lamcy Plaza)
PO Box 8743
Tel: +971 4 - 3375747
Fax: +971 4 – 3376467
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
Gulf News has been published in Dubai for more than 30 years and contains a mixture of local, regional and international news. The paper’s online job ads are at http://www.gnads4u.com/jobs.
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete United Arab Emirates Guide.