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Moving to the UAE and Looking for Employment

Jun 07. 2024

The United Arab Emirates continues to draw expats from around the world to relocate there, including a significant number from the UK. The UAE is famed for tax-free salaries and a high standard of living and many make the move there to pursue employment opportunities. Here we take a look at the diverse sectors offering work opportunities and how to go about finding out about vacancies in the UAE.

Key sectors of the UAE economy
The UAE has a strong economy and a number of growing sectors where there are plentiful employment opportunities for those making the move from the UK.

Oil and gas industry: well known to be the back bone of the UAE’s economy as Dubai’s largest single source of income is oil and gas exports. The sector continues to offer numerous roles particularly for engineers, project managers and technical experts.

Construction and Real Estate: this is also a booming industry within the UAE due to continuous urban development and therefore demand continues for architects, civil engineers and property professionals.

Finance and Banking: With Dubai and Abu Dhabi serving as major financial hubs, job vacancies in the UAE abound. Whether you’re a financial analyst, an investment banker or accountant etc- your services may well be put to use in the UAE.

Healthcare: The UAE’s healthcare sector consists of both private and public healthcare. Predictions indicate that the demand for healthcare staffing will only continue to increase in the future due to the expanding population and evolutions in technology.

Education: The UAE is home to many international schools due to demand for quality education provision. With the growing expatriate population and increasing focus on STEM subjects, universities are also seeking qualified academic staff and administrators.

Information Technology: The UAEs commitment to being a ‘smart city’ has of course led to a surge in demand for IT professionals, be this software developers, network engineers, cybersecurity experts or data analysts.

Tourism and Hospitality: As a global tourist destination, the travel and tourism industry is also only set to expand in the UAE, with vacancies continuing to open up in hotel management, event planning, customer service, catering and the like.

Job Search Tips for UK Expats
Research: As with all job searches, if you’re planning a move to the United Arab Emirates, thoroughly researching the job market and identify sectors with high demand for your skills, is crucial.

Online Job Portals: There are some online job websites that are specific to the UAE, such as Bayt, GulfTalent and Naukrigulf where you can search and apply directly.

Understand the Visa Requirements: It’s crucial that you are familiar with the visa and work permit requirements for the UAE. This will be very important to ensure a smooth relocation process.

To ensure that your new life in the United Arab Emirates gets off to the best possible start, it’s also important to arrange removals to the United Arab Emirates with a trusted and professional international removals company. Our experts are on hand to help with every stage of the relocation of your household effects to the UAE.

 

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