Guide to Executive Jobs in Dubai

Why Does Dubai Crave Managers, Executives and Specialists?

Despite of all the stride that Dubai has made in a very short period of time, Dubai is still considered to be a part of a developing country. Most of Dubai’s companies have not matured to the level where they can produce and keep the required talent. Therefore, employers in Dubai find themselves frequently relying on experience, knowledge and talent of seasoned executives from outside to help them drive their unstructured business.

The Challenge

Because most industries in Dubai still lack structure, the job of an executive in Dubai is exceptionally challenging.

Companies in Dubai do not only require managers for day-to-day operations, but they also require executives and leaders to implement structure, policies, and business models to ensure the sustainability of the operations of the company throughout the rapidly developing Dubai economy.

Is There Enough of an Incentive?

The good news is that Dubai employers do realize the unusual challenge that is in store for executives and managers in Dubai, so the compensation and benefits for manager jobs in Dubai are usually higher than their counterparts in developed Western countries

According to research done by PayScale, Inc

The median national salary range in the U.S. starts at around $43,000 and increases to almost $72,000 after 20 years of experience. Compared to Dubai, median salaries in the U.S. start out higher for those with less experience, but end up lower than the salaries in Dubai for those with many years of experience. Comparing salaries by job title, median construction project manager salaries in the U.S. are about $16,000 less than project manager salaries in Dubai.

So, even though Dubai may not be the right place for freshers or professionals with only a few years of experience, it definitely offers attractive employment opportunities to managers, executives and specialists who are ready to take up the challenge.

What Does a Profile of Highly Paid Executive in Dubai Look Like?

Obviously, the answer to this question can vary greatly. Generally speaking, a Dubai manager would have the following traits:

  • Education or experience from a 1st world, developed economy (i.e. Western Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea, etc)
  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Leadership skills, such as effective motivational speaking

Are there people who don’t exactly match this profile who still occupy managerial positions in Dubai? Of course. If a Mark Zuckerberg with less than 7 years of experience applied for a manager position in some technology company in Dubai, they’d give his application a second look…

Additionally, some specialists may not have practical work experience. On the strong side, they have a high level of technical know-how in their fields (i.e. holders of Ph.Ds from reputable universities). Specialists are definitely valued by companies in Dubai.

“How Can I Get a Piece of the Action?”

Managerial positions are seldom advertised on job boards. Even the ones that are advertised are usually made by recruiters who are having a hard time headhunting. Management and executive level jobs in Dubai are usually found via professional networking or headhunting.

If you are looking for a manager or executive job in Dubai, you’d do well by contacting Dubai headhunters and executive search firms.

Join us. Boost your Dubai career!


  1. Farhan Memon says:


    I m Farhan Memon. I have done Textile Engineering & have 5 year experience in Printing Department of Home Textile. Looking for the job in Dubai for Merchandising/Marketing & also for Developer of Textile Printing samples.

    I have good knowledge of Wet processing Sector Of Textile & have good eye for checking the fault of Printed Fabric ( Design, Tone, Depth Etc)

    My Email address is
    & Contact no is +92-313-2045977

  2. mujahid khan says:

    hi am MBA graduate in marketing .. i have 3 years experiene in sales n marketing .. am searching for a job in UAE .. i ll be thnkfull to u if could help ..

  3. I am currently residing in Dubai on visit visa. I have 4.5 years of experience in Shipping/Logistics/Supply Chain Industry on Tariff management (Pricing) and Documentation department, further also have knowledge of ship chartering (Laytime Calculation, Preparation of C/P, Voyage Estimate etc)

    Looking for Suitable vacancy.

  4. Muhammad Qaisar Sharif says:



    Name Muhammad Qaisar Sharif
    Nic # 33105-8993108-5
    Marital Status Married
    Date of Birth 21-08-1983
    Religion Islam
    Present Address House # 12P, Street # 01, Murad Colony,Behind Coca Cola, Samundri Road
    Faisalabad. (Pakistan)
    Mobile # 092-333-7938650
    Office # 092-41-2408711
    Domicile Punjab (Faisalabad)


    To utilized the knowledge, skills and abilities by working in your leading & progressive organization


    Master’s in Business Administration (Finance)
    Govt College University Faisalabad.
    Session 2003-2005

    Bachelors in Economics
    University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
    Session 2001-2003


    I have done two months internship in Bankalfalah at main branch Faisalabad.
    To get the how know of the banking sector.

    Working Areas
    Account opening
    General Banking
    Consumer Banking (Auto Loans, Credit Cards)
    Mortgage Banking (Home Loans)


    Union Bank Ltd
    Credit & Collections
    December 2006 – February 2007

    Standard Chartered Bank
    Credit & Collections
    March, 2007- Till date

    Working Areas

    Credit & Collections
    Control the delinquencies
    Controlling the buckets Flows
    Portfolio Analysis & Research
    To tackle the difficult customers
    Financial Targets
    Monitoring the customer’s repayment trend
    Collection Process
    Segmentation of portfolio
    Settlements with non performing customers
    Saving financial loses
    Preparing the work sheets (MIS)
    Handling of settlement cases
    CBC (Call Back Collection) Reporting
    Settlement Offer Letter Reporting

    Performance Award

    I have got Performance cognition award for month of September 2009


    Proficient in using MS –Office
    Good knowledge about computers Software and Hardware installation
    Internet & E-mail
    CACS (Standard Chartered Bank)
    CWX, (Standard Chartered Bank)
    EBBS and ERAM System (Standard Chartered Bank)
    RLS (Retail Loan System) (Standard Chartered Bank)
    Kapiti (Union Bank)

    Professional Trainings

    I have a certificate of Accreditation on Completing of following trainings

    Collections induction Training
    Collection Process Refresher
    Calling Techniques Refresher
    Cash Handling Refresher

  5. nilofer laique says:


    I am residing in UAE and looking for a job in HR/Admin/Operations dept.can join immediately.

    I hold the degree of Masters in Human Resource as well as Diploma in French.

    After completing my studies, I have done internships in various positions of HR Administrator with Religare Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Moser Baer Pvt. Ltd & Avery India Ltd.

    I have a total internship experience of 1 year.

    Please let me know if any opportunity arises.


    Nilofer Laique

    email id-

  6. Job Profile for Sales & Marketing Engineer

    No. of vacancies: 2 – Arab National

    Roles & Responsibilities

    · Proposal making

    · Order Booking

    · Maintaining customer Relationships & Handling Customer

    · Sales of LV Switchgear panels in International Market to achieve targets.

    Competencies – Behavioral

    · Customer Focus

    · Excellent Communication & Soft skills.

    Competencies – Technical

    · Knowledge of LV & MV Electrical products

    · Knowledge of Local Saudi market

    · Knowledge of proposal making, Order booking, Invoicing.

    · Market Intelligence.

    Excellent Communication skills in Arabic and English.

    Educational Qualification: BSC / BE / BTech Electrical

    Experience: 1-5 Yrs

    Required Immediately

    Nationality: Arab National

  7. Zubair Aslam Lone says:

    I am currently in Sharjah working with a retail group.Great experience ,have courage,dedication,hunger & needs to grow larger so that satisfying my inner belief & conviction to become the successful retail giant in the current complicated & complexx world retail situation.
    Being a pakistani have strong dream & vision to win the world of retail by adapting the great attitude of managing the resources.

    Is there anyone in retail world to speak with me.

  8. Mohamad Tajuddin says:

    hi sir realy i need a job its so difficult to stay here in dubai , i have experiences around 8 to 9 years in hotel accounts so plz if any thing just call me my number-0559543552

  9. mohamed ismail says:

    i came here in visit visa i have 2 year experience in electrical site engineer.i apply many job sites but no better result found till now. my visa will expired if you have any idea regarding electrical engineering jobs guide me.

  10. MBA-HR
    Exp-2 years
    Good exposure in recruitment, time managment and training . I have been helping my client to do the recruitment for entire Department like R&D, Manufacturing, Production, F&A and Marketing etc for PAN India at all levels – junior management, Middle management & Senior management across all Business functions.

    I understand the level of professionalism and communication required for long-term success in FMCG, pharma and IT industry and i assure you that i am able to handle overall recruitment on individual basis…..

    I am very interested for to work at Dubai…….
    Feel free to contact with me at +918591185985

  11. p.sharavani pooja says:

    Dear sir/madam

    im a graduate with 4 yr experience as front office executive cum admin incharge in an recruitment and consultancy firm. now im searching jobs in dubai, presently im in india.

    kindly i request if there is any job relating to my requirement, plz let me know.

    s.pooja (

  12. Hi
    I did MBA from USA. Possess 5 years of retail management experience in CAnada +1 year in USA, all with leading national retailers. I am Canadian national. Planning to move to middle east. Need assistance.

  13. Dear Sir,
    let me introduce my self as sales consultant in a cleaning company in Dubai since 2008 till present, where i’m the main person in charge for a German Brand of Road sweeper, Runway sweeper , mechanical sweeper and all cleaning Items, and I’m looking for a new job, where i can perform the best of qualification in sales or any responsability looking for a nice future on a stable job and nice environment.
    Thank you,
    Best Regards.

  14. govind shrestha says:

    hi,im here in dubai 4 last 15mnths n im in a security company,looking 4 a job in another field as marketing since i have 4yrs experiance in marketing field,i would love to join a company in this feild.if u would like me to work for u plz contact me at 0557975651.thank u waiting 4 ur responce.

  15. Sheraz Akhter says:

    Respected Sir,

    i m MBA(HR), have 5 years Exp as HR officer deal Payroll, in MS forgings a project of Abraaj Capital Group now i need job in dubai please call me sir plzzz i m not belong with a rich family i have some dream plzzz

    thanks with regards

    Sheraz Akhter

  16. sheraz akhter says:

    I am MBA (HR) and working as HR Officer from 5 years now i need better oppertunity


    Sheraz akhter

  17. charles goubert says:

    I am the director of the buying dept of Wal mart Brasil, searching for a position in Dubai please

  18. ALFRED MARK says:


    There is a demand for the supply of 50,000 units of 190w Mono Crystalline Silicone Solar Panels to the Federal Ministry of Power,incollaboration with the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs,Nigeria for their Power Plant Project.

    However, i have been designated to contact a reliable company that can under take this supply without fail and based on this I will be glad to work with a competent company that can truly deliver on the time schedule for shipment,so Kindly send us your product list with your price list therefore should you be willing to undertake this project do not hesitate to contact me.kindly send us your good response and details of your products and company through our company email address:

    We await your response with quotation and specifications immediately to enable us proceed.


  19. Jobs uk usa ind uae etc

  20. Dave Goodwin says:

    I am also interested in a move

    I am a British IT service delivery manager with experience in infrastructure, applications, architecture an information management.

    I have 13 year experience primarily within the oil and gas sector and currently manage 80 staff across 4 teams

    I am looking for a mid to senior appointment and am most comfortable dealing with infrastructure