Friday, May 30, 2014

UAE Job search strategies for Indians

Immigrants from all over the world come to UAE looking for jobs. UAE has a large potential for jobs. From what I had observed, I am listing down some of the strategies specifically for Indians to get a Job in UAE, especially in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

1. Online Job portal
There is only one reputed Job portal in UAE that is used by employers as well as candidates.

While applying through Dubizzle, most employers prefer to call only if the candidate is in UAE or has working experience in UAE. One good idea is to get a UAE local number and use it on the Resume/CV.

Dubizzle is a highly visited place and keep visiting the site often to improve your chances of getting a job. 

2. Direct approach to companies
This is a famous strategy being followed by most people from countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Nepal and so on. The candidate can apply and get a visit visa and come to UAE. Once in UAE, visit all possible employers directly and deposit your CV.

I have even seen people distributing CVs at bus shelters.

Indians can either visit UAE with a tourist visa or a visit visa. 
A tourist visa can be taken by anyone with a return flight ticket, without the need for a sponsor in UAE, whereas a visit visa requires a sponsor from UAE.

A return flight ticket to UAE in Indigo costs around Rs.17000.

A 30 day tourist visa is available from Dubai for Rs.5000. More details in below link:

Staying in UAE is a costly affair. But one can find sharing accomodation easily. Check out Dubizzle's "Rooms for Rent" section under "Property for Rent" top menu.

3. References in UAE
Best jobs in government and private sector are mostly available through references. Build up your LinkedIn profile. Search your friends and family network for anyone already working in UAE and seek reference from them.

Comment below for any questions or advise regarding working or getting a job in UAE.