Hilton searching for 1500 new staff across UAE


The Conrad Dubai is one of the Hilton properties due to open in 2013 for which the group is currently hiring.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is on a UAE hiring spree for 1500 jobs in Hilton properties across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah.

We expect to open a further five hotels across UAE during 2013 – four in Dubai.” said a Hilton Hotels & Resorts spokesperson.

The additions to the group’s UAE portfolio include the DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach; DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Barsha Hotel & Residences; DoubleTree by Hilton Bur Dubai; Conrad Dubai and the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

Interested potential recruits can find out more by visiting the Hilton Worldwide’s website.

Dubai to open new terminal in October – signalling new aviation jobs


DUBAI: Dubai’s new international airport, which started cargo operations in 2010, will open its long-delayed passenger terminal on October 27 with two budget airlines launching services there, airport authorities said yesterday. European low-cost carrier Wizz Air and Saudi Arabia’s nasair will begin passenger operations into Dubai World Central, Dubai Airports said.

Aviation Jobs Alert

With the terminal now due to open in 5 months, it is likely that Dubai Airport Administration will soon be recruiting for additional staff and this is a great time to be making speculative enquiries about jobs.

Dubai World Central is designed eventually to cater to 160 million passengers, which would make it the world’s largest airport on completion. It is supposed ultimately to replace the emirate’s current international airport, Dubai International – though this will not happen before next decade at the earliest.

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Dubai’s Cruise Tourism Sector to Create Hundreds of Jobs


Dubai’s Cruise Tourism Sector Growing Rapidly

Dubai’s cruise tourism industry is growing rapidly, and the increase in passenger numbers is clearly proportionate to the Emirate’s industry recognition. In 2011, the city hosted 396,554 cruise tourists, a number which increased to 407,825 in 2012.  The Cruise Tourism Department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently showcased Dubai’s offering at Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, USA.

Hundreds of jobs to be created

Hamad Bin Mejren, Executive Director of Business Tourism at DTCM said: “The cruise tourism sector in the region is strong and its continued growth remains extremely promising, bringing with it huge economic and development opportunities. Hundreds of jobs will be created in the industry in years to come and Dubai look to lead in ensuring sustained development of this lucrative sector.”

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UAE job opportunities: Hotel jobs surge 40% with room to grow


UAE records 11 per cent increase in online opportunities over 12-month period ended February 2013

The UAE’s hospitality sector recorded a huge spike in online job opportunities, surging by 40 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest iteration of the Monster Employment Index.

Hospitality tops the charts among growth sectors regionally, with online job opportunities in the sector rising 38 per cent between February 2012 and February 2013.

Consumer Goods/ FMCG, Food & Packaged Food, Home Appliance, Garments/ Textiles/ Leather, Gems & Jewellery follow, surging by 16 per cent across the seven countries that comprise the Monster Middle East Employment Index.

Among the slowest growing sectors (negative growth, actually) are chemicals/plastic/rubber, paints, fertilizer/pesticides, recording a 26 per cent decline in online job opportunities, followed by IT and Telecom/ISP, which saw a 22 per cent decline.

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Want to be a Banker in Dubai? Pass Integrity Test First


LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) - Thousands of financial sector workers all over the world, (including workers from Dubai and the UAE) risk being frozen out of the industry unless they pass mandatory tests measuring their personal ethics and integrity.

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), a professional body for individuals working, or seeking careers in wealth management and capital markets, wants all of its members to undergo integrity screening or face losing their membership, as it battles to restore public faith in finance. Based in London, the CISI is an international organisation with offices in financial centres such as Dubai, Dublin, Singapore, and Mumbai.Continue Reading »

du launches Absher Mobile Plan for Emiratis


WAM Dubai, Mar 27th, 2013 (WAM) – In support of, and in partnership with the Absher Initiative inaugurated by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, du has announced the launch of the Absher Plan, effective from today.

The Absher Initiative is being closely monitored by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs to ensure implementation, and du is fulfilling its duty as a national organization by supporting the President’s vision.Continue Reading »