High-tech start-ups in Dubai to boom

Dubai Internet City

The number of high-tech businesses launching in the UAE is forecast to quickly rise through 2015, encouraged by strong internet use and political stability, reports the UAE national.

About 96 technology-focused start-ups were expected to launch from the Emirates this year, and this was forecast to rise to 185 each year over the next three years, according to a report by Dubai Internet City and the consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

Aside from start-ups, Dubai has also attracted some of the world’s largest high-tech businesses. Both Facebook and LinkedIn launched regional offices at Dubai Internet City this year.

The prospects are bright for technology graduates and professionals looking for employment in Dubai’s technology sector.

Also, if you have a great  idea for an IT business or a start-up, the Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center in5, an IT start-up incubator based in Dubai Internet City, can provide advice on how to get started.

Are Video Interviews The Gateway To Your Next Job In Dubai?


For any of you who are looking to relocate from their own country to take up an expatriate assignment in Dubai, then the best way to do this is to find a job first while in your home country and then your prospective employer will sponsor your visa application and assist you to take up residency in Dubai. This is without doubt the most effective way to get an international assignment in Dubai.

What you should be aware of however is, that for international assignments especially, there is a strong likelihood that your first interview may be a video interview. Why? Because this is a great way for companies to make a detailed assessment of candidate — that is to see how they behave and how they appear — without having to pay the costs to fly numerous expatriate candidates out to Dubai for first round interviews.

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More Retail Jobs As Dubai Opens World’s Largest Shoe Shop


World’s largest shoe store opens in Dubai Mall – Massive 96,000 square foot store boasts 250 brands with 30 boutique shops

According to a press release from UPI.com, the world’s largest shopping mall in Dubai announced the opening of a 96,000-square-foot shoe store billed as the world’s largest.

The Dubai Mall based Shoe District, which opened to the public Friday, is located just beyond the facility’s popular aquarium and includes big-name brands such as Dior, LV, Prada, Todd’s, Fred Perry, Berluti, Bally, Paul Smith and Kate Spade, Xpress newspaper Dubai reported Thursday.

The store also includes a cobbler shoe repair service and a shop called the Vogue Cafe with accessories, books, toys and gadgets.

There are likely to be many retail job  opportunities for retail assistants and managers  both now and in the future in the Dubai Shoe District and if you are looking to work in this field, this is a good time to send in your CV.

Booming Food Industry Brings Investors and Jobs to Dubai


Food sector booming and attracting investment and jobs reports Dubai Chronicle.

Food shortages are a global problem as a result of the 2012 drought and the constantly increasing population in Dubai. In the barren regions of the Middle East, Dubai has the important task of importing enough food for the entire region. In fact 90% of the food needed for the Emirates region comes through the Dubai port.  The food industry accounts for 13.2% of the area’s GDP making it the fourth largest sector.

This makes Dubai one of the most important hubs for food production and re-export in the region.

More Food Industry Jobs Coming to Dubai

As if the Dubai food sector wasn’t strong enough already, Nestle has just stated that it is to invest another $136 million in Dubai to build a new 175,000 square meter plant at the Dubai World Central Business Park to process coffee and nutrition. So, expect a surge in both construction and food jobs in Dubai.


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.

Have You Shown Interest in Pinterest, The New Social Network?


Have you prepared your candidate profile on Pinterest yet? Well, maybe you should do, because Pinterest is the next big social media superstar to be spawned from Silicon Valley and it is expected to follow in the footsteps of Facebook and Linked-In as a key social network. At last count in Spring this year, Pinterest had over 12,000,000 users and was growing at a record rate compared to other social networks in the past.

But, what is Pinterest? Pinterest is essentially a content sharing service that enables members to ‘pin’ images, videos and other objects to their pinboard, and it also includes social networking features.

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