Peculiarities About Recruitment in UAE

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Resume Writing Lab clients often order CVs, resumes, and cover letters to apply for a job in UAE, that’s why we asked an industry expert to share an experience of Arabian recruitment.

The UAE has been attracting thousands of job seekers from around the world and has established itself as a globally desired destination for migration.

It consists of seven emirates, with Dubai being the most popular among job seekers.

It’s a dream for many to get a job in Dubai but to achieve that dream; one must devise a special strategy that ensures success.

To develop a successful strategy, you should have a sound knowledge about the recruitment process in Dubai which can easily be done by researching on the internet and seeking help from any friends/relatives currently working in Dubai.

Along with this, you can also take help from Dubai recruitment agencies to assist you in finding the perfect job.

To make your research easier, we’ve listed below the top 3 peculiarities about recruitment in UAE which you should know while applying for jobs:

1. A valid work visa and passport is a must

passport for work abroad

If you’re thinking that you can get a tourist visa, fly to Dubai and start working there then let me tell you that it’s not as easy as it seems to be. It’s not legal at all to work in Dubai on a tourist/visit visa. Dubai has certain rules which you must abide by in order to stay away from huge fines and penalties.

The legal way of working in Dubai is to have a valid passport and a valid work VISA and permit. If you have already secured a job before arriving in Dubai, then all your work visa and permit arrangements will be done by your employer.

2. Ever wonder what Dubai’s top online job portals can do for you?

We’re living in the 21st century where most businesses make use of the internet to carry out their human resource operations. Gone are the days when you had to be physically present at your potential employer’s office to apply for a job/submit resume.

Thanks to the power of the internet, you can now apply for your dream job from the comfort of your home. From big corporate firms to SMEs, almost all the companies in Dubai post their job advertisements on online job search engines to attract talent from all over the world.

All you have to do is register yourself on the job portal, find a job that matches your skills and qualifications perfectly, fill up the application form and send your electronic resume. Your potential employer then holds a telephonic/skype interview if your skills match the job requirements.

3. The role of Dubai recruitment agencies

Just applying on online job portals or cold emailing potential employers won’t guarantee you success; you should try out as many options as possible. Getting help from a Dubai Recruitment Agency is one of those options which you must opt for.

Many companies outsource their talent acquisition processes to a third-party service provider i.e. a recruitment agency. The recruitment agencies then advertise the available vacancies on their website and on other job portals.

The recruitment agency not only lets you apply for current openings but also informs you whenever a new job opening (that matches your skillset) is posted.

While dealing with recruitment agencies, make sure that you don’t pay them a single dirham. If a recruitment agency is asking you even for a small amount of money, then consider this as a sign of warning and look out for other free reputable recruitment agencies.

A reputable agency will never ask you for money. All the reputable Dubai recruitment agencies are free to join so be careful and try to stay away from the fraudulent ones.


As a part-time writer at a Dubai recruitment agency Manpower Group, Hannan Kirmani covers topics related to trends, news, and proactive approaches to improve recruitment processes.

He has extensively written for various news portals and blogs. At heart, he believes that recruitment agencies need to focus on the behavioral skills of the candidates instead of just looking at their resumes. Apart from writing, he loves to sing songs and explore the beauty of nature