Dubai braces for Eid tourist arrival – Expect Surge in Hotel Jobs

Room rates rise at hotels with many expecting 100% occupancy as 1.5m arrive from GCC.

“It may be a full house in Dubai this weekend”, reports the Gulf News — and Dubai job seekers can expect to see a corresponding surge in hotel and hospitality jobs. The emirate is expected to receive 1.5 million visitors from other GCC countries during Eid, with one million tourists expected from Saudi Arabia alone, according to a government official.

Hotels in Dubai are expecting 90 to 100 per cent occupancy and rising room rates due to demand from Gulf visitors, especially Saudi nationals, in addition to Eastern European guests, they say.

There are likely to be many opportunities for over-time and additional work in hospitality during the Eid festival as hotels book out. If you need to earn some extra money during or around Eid then its a good time to be contacting Dubai’s hotels and restaurants to see if they have opportunities.

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Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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