Dubai to Host 2012 Global Entrepreneur Summit in December 2012


Dubai will host the 3rd annual 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) next month.

The two-day event, opening on Dec.11 will boost the international prestigious position of UAE in entrepreneurship and offers key stakeholders clear insight into the regional new business climate, in a constructive and peer-to-peer setting, whilst providing entrepreneurs and SMEs with access to institutional and private investors seeking to explore new business alliances.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and chairman of the organising committee affirmed that holding of this international event embodies the excellent stature that UAE has achieved.

Job Opportunities

The summit will discuss job opportunities, deepening communications and partnerships between UAE and business leaders, foundations, entrepreneurs and countries all over the world.

This will be an amazing networking opportunity for aspiring Dubai professionals and job seekers who will be able to make connections with employers and entrepreneurs. Make sure to take an up to date version of your CV and a business card.

4 Easy Steps To Request A Payrise in Dubai

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According to research by,(Employment and Salary Trends in The Gulf‘), salaries in the UAE are expected to rise by an average of 5.1% in 2012, which begs the question, “have you received a pay rise this year and was it this high? If not, it may be that salaries at your business may be falling behind market rate and you are being under-paid.

If you are in the HR, healthcare or retail sector in Dubai, then you certainly should have expected to have received a good pay rise as these sectors have seen some of the highest pay rises this year. Unfortunately, marketing and real estate roles are experiencing the lowest pay rises this year.

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Ocean Trade Lines Expanding to Dubai – Meaning New Marine Jobs?

Dubai Port

Ocean Trade Lines, a marine transportation company operating out of South Florida announced today that it will expand its cargo shipping and logistics services to Dubai. The company made the decision to provide service to Dubai as a direct result of an influx of requests for such transports in recent times.

Most of the Dubai requests are for boat shipping and yacht shipping services.  The luxury yachting industry is growing at a steady pace in the region resulting in a high demand for all marine industry-related services, including yacht shipping and boat transportation.

Job seekers

This is great news for Dubai job seekers as this promises to bring more jobs in marine industry related services to Dubai. It looks like Ocean Trade Lines may be a good place to start your enquires for Dubai based marine related jobs.

200,000 People Expected At Dubai Business Exhibitions In November


We are entering the busiest period of the Dubai Exhibition season as the Dubai World Trade Centre is set to host a record 17 shows during November, starting from today, in a range of sectors such as construction, food telecommunications, jewellery, education and healthcare .  Over 200,00 visitors are expected to attend.

This makes it a great opportunity for ambitious Dubai professionals to attend and network face to face, or to network via social media during or following the event.

Some of the events occurring this month are:

  • Big Five Exhibition (5th – 8th November) – largest construction show in MENA. 50,000 people expected.
  • Dubai World Game Expo (November 27 – 28) – Largest annual gathering for interactive entertainment industry.
  • World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA) – 20th-29th November
  • Dubai International Jewellery Week (November 21 -24 ) 250 Exhibitors from 20 countries

This is just a small sample of what is going on in Dubai in November. As you can see there are a huge array of networking opportunities to suit all types of Dubai job seekers — so make sure you don’t miss out.

6 Tips To Find A Job in The Booming Dubai Airline Sector


It looks like the airline industry is the place to be in Dubai at the moment. Why? Because Dubai has become one of the most visited tourist hotspots in the world and has experienced a 12.8% annual growth in passengers numbers, with much of this growth being driven by the increasing numbers of international events that are taking place in Dubai.

Of course, all this increased growth in traveller numbers to Dubai can’t happen without the support of the airline industry and the knock on effect is that the airline industry in Dubai is continuing to boom. Just this month Emirates and Quantas formed an alliance to increase the amount of onward travel options for visitors to Dubai.

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Flydubai looks to soar into black – creating new airline jobs


Flydubai is on course to make its first profit this year as the low-cost carrier aims to dramatically expand its fleet to 50 planes in four years, says a report in the National.

The airline, which was founded in March 2008 by the Government of Dubai and began flying in June 2009, was likely to leave the red for the first time, said its chief executive, Ghaith Al Ghaith.

Flydubai currently flies to 51 destinations and has earmarked 20 more possible routes for the next few years.

Flydubai signed an order worth US$3.78 billion (Dh13.88bn) with Boeing for 50 planes in 2008.

Last month the airline took delivery of the first of three Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. The next two aircraft will arrive this month and in December, taking the total fleet to 28 aircraft. It will add six more aircraft next year and a further 22 aircraft by 2016.

Airline jobs beckoning

With FlyDubai adding 11 aircraft in the next 12 months, there are likely to be pilot and flight crew and back office jobs. Why not get in early and give them a call to find out when these jobs may be advertised?