Conrad Dubai Hiring 700 Staff This Week


Conrad Dubai, the first of Hilton Worldwide’s global luxury brand to launch in UAE, will host two interactive recruitment days this month with the intention of offering over 700 career opportunities across the new hotel, says an ameinfo report.

Taking place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November at Dubai World Trade Centre, local professionals who are keen to develop careers in luxury hospitality are invited to attend without an appointment.

Conrad Dubai is seeking professionals interested in joining various departments across the property, all levels, including managerial, on a permanent basis and all nationalities are welcome.

All applicants will have the opportunity to meet and interview with the Conrad Dubai team, including the general manager, heads of departments and line managers, to discuss potential career opportunities with the most recognized hotel group in the world.

Candidates should come prepared to highlight how their skillset is suited for the luxury hospitality sector, and provide examples of their motivation, passion and ambition in the workplace. Successful candidates may be presented with an offer and contract on-site.

Dubai’s 10 Biggest Employers – and 3 Tips To Impress Them

DP World

In a recent report in, they outlined Dubai’s 50 biggest companies, and below we have outlined the top 10.

1. DP World (Transport Sector), Market cap (AED ‘000): 31, 548, 818

2. Emaar (Real Estate), Market cap (AED ‘000): 21,075,687

3. Emirates NBD (Banking) Market cap (AED ‘000): 16,784,481

4. Du (Telecoms), Market cap (AED ‘000): 16, 320, 000

5. Mashreq Bank (Banking), Market cap (AED ‘000): 8,901,000

6. Dubai Financial Market Company (Investments) Market cap (AED ‘000): 7,906,034

7. Dubai Islamic Bank (Banking),Market cap (AED ‘000): 7, 444, 000

8. Commercial Bank of Dubai (banking), Market cap (AED ‘000): 5,552,000

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$80m Data Centre To Open in Dubai Promising Boom in IT Jobs


California’s Equinix Inc and du, a telecom operator in the UAE, launched an alliance on Tuesday to open an $80m data centre in Dubai to offer faster internet speeds in the Gulf region.

In a joint statement, the companies said the hub would be the first of its kind in the Middle East and would be operational from January 2013. It will be “carrier neutral,” meaning telecom operators other than du will be able to use it.

Equinix, which has about 90 data facilities globally and 4,000 customers including IBM and HSBC, has bought a newly-built mid-sized data centre in Dubai and will invest $40m in the project. Du will invest a similar amount over the next five years, providing connectivity and managed services to tenants, which are likely to include financial institutions, telecom carriers from other regions and internet content providers.

What does this mean for job seekers? Well, if you are an IT data management or warehousing professional then this is a great time to get in touch with Dubai du or Equinix as there are likely to be job vacancies from January 2013 when it opens.

Thousands of new jobs expected as stalled Dubai developments resume

dubai towers at night

According to a report by the National, a package of new and relaunched developments in Dubai is expected to contribute tens of thousands of jobs to a hiring boom across the country.

Developments approved since last month are estimated to be worth a total of Dh4 billion (US$1.08bn), following several new announcements on Saturday by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the UAE’s Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

This is a sign of increasing confidence in the market,” said Craig Plumb, the regional head of research at Jones Lang LaSalle. “For the construction industry it’s a huge boost. All of these projects will generate jobs for tens of thousands of labourers and hundreds of engineers.


Dubai predicts strong economic growth through 2015


Dubai has revived its growth forecasts in a sign of growing confidence in its economy, according to an FT Article.

At a World Economic Forum meeting in Dubai, which closed on Wednesday, Dubai officials communicated their national economic growth targets.

The government says nominal GDP will reach Dh490bn ($133bn) by 2015, up from Dh367bn in 2011, with Dubai averaging real growth of 4.5 to 5 per cent a year through 2015.

Dubai’s economy is well diversified and resilient to external as well as domestic shocks,” Sami al-Qamzi, director-general of Dubai’s department of economic development. “We think that growth will be more sustainable, albeit at a more moderate pace than in previous years.”

This article underlines the stability of the Dubai economy and the fact that Dubai remains a great destination to build a long term career or start a business.

How to Break Into The Booming Dubai Solar Sector


Why are we highlighting the Solar Sector as a hot place to develop a career in Dubai?

Well, there are several reasons. Firstly, on a global scale renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important means of generating energy for countries. For example, the International Energy Agency believes that renewable power generation will experience rapid growth over the next five years, despite economic uncertainties in many countries – and they are projecting a 40% increase in global power generation from solar, wind and other renewable resources.

Another reason why we think the solar sector is booming in Dubai is because in January this year the Dubai government officials launched a Dh 12 billion solar project over a 48 kilo-metre area near Dubai which will eventually have the capacity to generate 1000 megawatts. Dubai is looking to target renewable energy to supply one per cent of Dubai’s energy by 2020 and 5 per cent by 2030.

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