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How to Shift Base to Dubai - 6 Reasons
Category: Work
Tags: jobs in Dubai

Out of all the places, Dubai offers a very unique experience to expats. Not only is it the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, it is also home to some of the best attractions and the most enticing employment opportunities in every field and not just the Oil industry. Every year thousands of people from across the globe pack their bags and move to Dubai to live a life full of luxury and fun. Thereís nothing that the city does not offer. From an amazing sky line with some of the tallest and most beautiful buildings to gorgeous beaches, huge malls, stunning cars and lots of options for recreation (including skiing), Dubai will introduce you to the finer things in life.

To be able to indulge in all the luxuries that the city has to offer, there is no dearth of great paying jobs in Dubai. To add to that the income you earn is tax free, making Dubai an attractive place to shift base to. But thereís more to Dubai then just money and luxury and only those who have lived in the city for a while would understand that. Here are a few reasons why living in Dubai will ruin you for life:

Dubai offers the best of both worlds.
The moment you step in the city you will be awestruck by its grandeur and luxury. While it may take some while for those who have just shifted base to be able to afford the kind of luxury Dubai has to offer, the city does not completely disregard those who canít afford it. There are still some aspects of the luxurious life that you can experience while you get there.

A melting pot of different cultures!
More than 70% percent of the population in Dubai constitutes of expats coming from all parts of the world that adds so much diversity to the land. The city gives you ample opportunities to meet people and make friends from different countries and ethnicities. You will never run out of things to learn from people around you and there will never be a dull moment as there is so much one can discover about different cultures from across the globe through your expat friends.

Jobs everywhere!
Even after being hit by the global recession some years ago, Dubai continues to be a land of opportunities. After learning its lesson, Dubai has built a strong economy for itself which still continues to flourish at a steady yet sustainable pace. The city has emerged as a successful international hub for business with great employment opportunities across industries (even IT and Media) and not the Oil industry. With so many opportunities, finding a job in Dubai is not a difficult task provided you know how to go about it.

If you have figured out a job and a house then there are only three things you require - Food, food and more food!
Yes we are repeating ourselves but trust us we are making our point clear. Dubaiís 70% expat population coming from numerous countries from around the world has brought with themselves not just the culture but also sumptuously diverse food for one to sink their teeth in. Be it Lebanese, Italian, American or even India, there is something for everybody.

Something or the other keeps happening in the city.
Thanks to its diversity, Dubai celebrates various festival and events throughout the year. Not just this but people who love art and theatre will not complain as there are many art galleries and theatres that they can look forward to. The city is crazy about sports (especially football) so you will see numerous mega sporting events being held round the year. Shopping fanatics swear by their love for the annual shopping festival. The nightlife is amazing and there are many adventure sports and trips one can indulge into. So, basically there is something for everyone.

Other countries are not far away!
If all the things stated in the point above are still not enough, there is yet another reason to pack your bags and move to Dubai. And that is its proximity with other nation. Dubai is situated between Europe and Asia making it a perfect place for those who like to travel to new and exotic destinations frequently. Not only do you save time but also money which is not possible for those living in European and Asian countries.

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How to find a job in the UAE when on a Visit Visa?
Category: Work
Tags: job in the UAE jobs in the UAE

United Arab Emirates is one of the most sought after destinations among those trying to set their foot on the foreign land. Each city of this gem of a country offers distinctive benefits to those looking to relocate permanently and start on a professional journey of endless possibility.

Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi tops the list for those looking to land jobs in the UAE. There are plenty of reasons behind it. Most people move to Dubai because the city never goes out of jobs. The demand for resources keeps increasing, ensuring that the people have exposure to great career opportunities. Another reason why people choose to move to Dubai is the attractive pay packages offered by the companies. Better pay packages ensure a better lifestyle and a comfortable life. The education system is good too, and there are ample places where one can relax and spend time leisurely doing fun activities with family and friends.

Abu Dhabi, on the other hand, is preferred by many for the cultural mix it has to offer. You will find people of various nationalities in the city which makes for quite an experience for people living there. With a lovely coastline, sandy beaches and plethora of cuisine options to sink your teeth in, there is a lot that the city has to offer. If we talk about professional benefits, then finding a job in Abu Dhabi brings with itself numerous health insurance benefits, great social security system, strong labour & termination rights and also a lot of end-of-service benefits.

The growing popularity of the UAE job market resulted in a trend where people have started to look for jobs while they are in the country on a Visit Visa. If you are also looking for an opportunity to land your dream job in the UAE, then you can too adopt this approach. However, do keep in mind the following things:

  • You can only search for jobs, apply for open positions and appear for interviews when on a Visit Visa.
  • It is illegal to start working with an employer when you are on a Visit Visa.
  • If found working on Visit Visa, Labour Ministry wonít come to your rescue in case of a dispute with your employer
  • If caught, you may be fined, jailed, deported and even blacklisted permanently from the country.
  • You may never get an Employment Visa to work in the UAE.
  • You must exit UAE before or on the date of Visa expiry to avoid paying the penalty for overstaying which needs to be paid for each day a person overstays in the country.
  • Once exiting the country you cannot reapply for a new Visit Visa for at least thirty days.

Now that you know the dos and doníts of Visit Visa, it is important that you plan out the whole job search process well in advance. It is not a good idea to simply reach the country and start looking for a job. Remember, you have a very limited time in your hand before the Visa expires. Do your research well to make the most out of the time that you will be spending in the UAE to search for a job.

Here are few things you can consider while planning your job hunt:

Decide upon an ideal time to visit the country

It is a known fact that the temperatures in the Middle East during summers soar as high as 50 degrees, which makes it very difficult to roam around the streets. This may act as a hindrance during your job search. Also, many employers are out on vacation during summers. You may also want to avoid the month of Ramadan as the office timings are reduced to five hours which may slow down your job search.

Get help from professionals

A great CV and cover letter can do wonders. Going to a professional resume writer will be a great idea that will help you to stand out from the rest. Whether or not you decide to take help from a professional writer, just donít forget to mention on your CV that you are only available in the UAE up to a particular date.

Keep a target for yourself and apply actively

You can keep a daily target of number of open positions that you will apply without fail. Also, keeping a record of the number of interviews you went for during a week will help you stay focused.

Follow up without fail

After giving the interview, it is your job to keep following up with the HR about the status of your candidature. HR professionals have to deal with many candidates across various open positions which leave them with very less time to respond to candidates. A better approach would be to take the lead and reach out to them instead of waiting for them to give you a call.

Chances are you will get your dream job if you plan out your efforts well. But if that doesnít happen, donít lose hope and continue applying for jobs even after returning to your own country until you do get a job in the UAE.

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