Malls to get free temporary work permits for Eid

The Ministry of Labour  will issue temporary work permits free of charge to shopping malls in Dubai to enable them to recruit extra workers for one month –  during Eid Al Adha celebrations.

Retailers in Dubai are anticipating bumper trade over Eid Al Adha, which starts on Thursday, when shopping malls will remain open 24 hours a day — which means there is expected to be increased demand for retail workers over the next month.

Who can be recruited?

Registered firms can recruit two categories of workers: those registered with the Ministry and already with valid labour cards, and those sponsored by their parents.

If you are looking for retail work over the next month, then we recommend that you start making calls to the retailers in the Dubai malls to see if they have any work. Check out our guide to Cold Calling if you need some help making phone contact with employers. Good Luck!

About the author

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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