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Dubai offers outstanding job and business opportunities, attracting expatriates from around the world. The following four factors make the cosmopolitan city a prime choice for work and career advancement:


  •          Safety
  •          Quality of living
  •          Luxury
  •          World class infrastructure and comfort
  •          Plenty of work opportunities
  •          Tax-free (No income tax)




Requirements for obtaining a Dubai work permit:


  •          A graduate degree for skilled workers or trade qualifications for unskilled workers
  •          2-3+ years of work experience
  •          A job offer from a local employer
  •          Meeting medical requirements

Benefits of having a Dubai work permit include:


  •          Earning in Dirham currency and paying no taxes
  •          Being a resident for as long as employment continues
  •          The ability to sponsor your family, including parents, spouse, and children




Annual Salary(AED)

information technology

IT specialist, iOS developer, Network engineer, QA engineer, Project manager, Project coordinator, IT Database administrator, Web developer, Technical Lead, Software tester, System analyst, Software developer, Java and angular developer, Network administrator, Python developer, SSRS developers, .NET developer, PHP full stack developer, Block chain developer, Business intelligence analyst are the most popular occupations

AED42K-AED300K,from junior to Senior level positions

Engineering and Construction

Accountant Construction Industry, Construction Supervisor, Manager Civil Construction, Consultants and Senior Consultants – Construction Claims Quantity, Site Supervisor, Cost Manager, Construction Workers, Construction Foreman, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Purchase Executive Construction, Quantity Surveyor, Contracts Manager, Architect, Architectural Designer, Planning Engineer and Construction Lawyer are the most popular occupations.


AED50K-AED300K, from Junior to Senior level

Legal profiles are not considered.

Oil and Gas

Gas plant operator, Sales executive- Oil and Gas, Senior process safety engineer, Commissioning Mechanical engineer, Planning engineer, Petroleum engineer, Field engineer, Production operator, Terminal manager – LNG, gas welder, Fitter, Production manager, Instrumentation designer, Scaffolding foreman, Project manager are the most popular occupations

AED24K-AED350K,from Junior to Senior level

Steel Industry

Purchasing manager, procurement manager, business development manager, Sales manager, Steel structure fabrication supervisor, Steel fixer, Quality manager, structural steel design engineer, heat treatment supervisor, Steel engineer, casting operator, site manager steel production, material and welding engineer, mechanical fitter

AED25K – 200K, from Junior to Senior level


Retail Store Manager, Retail Sales Associate, Retail Administration Manager, Retail Field Supervisor, Sales Executive – Retail Division, Retail & Digital Marketing Officer, Head of Retail Insurance, Retail Cashier, Retail Merchandiser and Retail Marketing Executive

AED25K – 200K, from Junior to Senior level


Waiter, Restaurant Manager, Housekeeping Supervisor, Laundry Attendant, Spa Attendant, Bartender, Hostess, Bellboy, Guest Relations Executive, Front Office Receptionist, Chef, Revenue Manager, Valet Attendant, Carpenter, AC Technician, Painter, Electrician, Pool Cleaner, Pool Technician, Lifeguard are the most popular occupations.

AED50K -200K, from junior to senior level

Marketing and advertising

Marketing Executive, Digital Marketing Executive, Advertising Sales Executive, Digital Analyst – Performance Advertising, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Digital Marketing Assistant, Strategy Planner – Advertising, Brand Manager, Events & Program Manager and Sales & Marketing Manager are the most popular occupations.


AED50K – AED 250K

Field Sales profiles may be asked for GCC license.


Education Consultant, Assistant/Associate Professor, Faculty, School Counsellor, Primary Teacher, English Teacher, Science Teacher, Teacher of Physical Education, Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist, College Director, Dean, Analyst – Healthcare & Education, Education Lead, School HR Generalist, School Principal and Academic Advisor are the most popular occupations

AED15K to AED 200K, from Junior to Senior level

Masters degree, and related degrees will help with better chances


Healthcare Consultant, Medical Nurse, Medical Advisor, Medical Representative, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Specialist, Health Physician, Dental Assistant, Care Assistants, Paediatric Physical Therapist, Cardiologist, Neurologist are the most popular occupations

AED50K – 300K, Junior to Senior level

License/registration mandatory, for job search.



Before obtaining a work permit, you and your company must meet certain eligibility criteria, including:

  •          Being 18 years or older
  •          Your employer having a valid business license
  •          Your employer having a clean legal record
  •         The work you perform aligning with the nature of your employer's business.

Three categories of individuals based on education level:

  •         Those holding a bachelor's degree
  •          Those with a post-secondary diploma in any field
  •          Those with a high school diploma.


For a work permit in the UAE, you need to provide:

  •          Your original passport along with a photocopy
  •          A passport-sized photo

Approval from both the UAE Embassy or Consulate in your home country and the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in your country for your qualifications.

  •          A medical certificate from an authorized health center in the UAE
  •          The company's trade license or business card that is hiring you
  •          After submitting the application, it takes around 5 business days for the government to grant your work permit

  •          A Labor Card and Residence Visa are required to secure the work permit.

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