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How to get expat jobs in Dubai

Are you looking for expat jobs Dubai? You may be an expat in Dubai already and want to change the job or you are new to Dubai and looking for a job in Dubai. What ever your situation this page will provide you useful information and tips to get an expat job in Dubai faster.

Legal requirements for expat jobs in Dubai

If you are already working in Dubai then you must be aware of legal requirements in Dubai for changing the employer.

Employers sponsor all expats in Dubai, unless you own a property in Dubai. That means your employer is the sponsor of your temporary residence visa and the work permit. The employer has full control of it. They can sack you and ban you entering Dubai for two years.

Not only that, you must get the permission from your current employer if you need to get a new job in Dubai. This is commonly called a “no objection letter” in Dubai. Without this letter you cannot change your job. Your current Dubai employer has every right to say NO; even you have been offered a once in a lifetime job in Dubai from another company.

How to get expat jobs Dubai faster?

Dubai has probably the most competitive job market in the world. There are thousands of employees desperately trying to get jobs in Dubai. Most of them visit Dubai on a visit visa and search for Dubai expat jobs.

The most frustrating thing of job search in Dubai is the poor response from recruitment agents. The reason for that is the volume of resumes they are receiving for vacancies. There is a big chance that they will never even see your resume even though you are the most suitable candidate for a particular vacancy.

So how to overcome these problems and get an expat job in Dubai faster? Below five steps will definitely help you to get a job in Dubai.

Step 1 – Download the “Dubai Job Secrets” e-book
This e-book has all secret tips and strategies to get a job in Dubai. This is by far the best source to get “Dubai specific” job-hunting tips. The download link is

Step 2 – Directly apply for employer advertisements (avoid job agencies)
Some employers are advertising their vacancies in Dubai newspapers. Gulf News ( and Khaleej Times ( are the leading newspapers in Dubai. Also major employers are advertising vacancies in their websites.

Step 3 - Stick with few reliable recruitment agencies
There are hundreds of recruitment agencies in Dubai. But only few are reliable and providing a quality services. Below are two of them

Clarendon Parker (
Charter House Middle East (

Try and establish a good relationship with the person who is handling type of vacancies that your are applying for. This is the key for expat jobs Dubai. Don’t for get to follow-up as often as possible.

You also can look for local recruitment agencies in your state or country who is recruiting for Dubai.

Step 4 - Stick with reliable online job boards
Below are few websites with reliable vacancies

We are partnered with the largest job database for Middle East jobs including Dubai jobs (UAE). It is important to register as soon as possible as the job vacancies are being filled very fast. Registration is FREE.

Use below country search list. Click on "register Today" link at the bottom of the below box to register for expat jobs in Dubai and post your CV NOW. and are two more popular job boards for Dubai jobs.

Step 5 – Directly contact employers
If you think that your skills are useful to companies in a particular industry then market it directly to Dubai employers. Go to Dubai yellow pages (, search for suitable companies and contact them directly.

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