Novotel to hire 200 staff in Dubai ahead of summer opening


The 465-room Novotel Al Barsha hotel plans to recruit 200 employees locally through ‘Open Days’ and recruitment agencies prior to its opening in the next few months, said a senior official.

Speaking to Emirates 247, Chris McFall, Director of Sales and Marketing at Novotel Al Barsha, said: “We plan to hire over 200 staff.” McFall said the hotel will be hiring both local and international talent. “We aim to hire different nationalities to ensure we can attend to any specific requirements and become the ideal staycation for any guest.

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What Dubai Recruiters Are Looking for In Candidates


A recent article in has outlined the top qualities that UAE recruiters look for in a candidate, and it seems that you need more than just a flashy degree. While a degree and a MBA can help to set you apart from the competition it is not the golden key that will land you the job. UAE employers are now looking for ‘soft’ skills too.

So, what are these soft skills? They are things like:

  1. Cultural Awareness
  2. Arabic capabilities
  3. Regional understanding
  4. Cooperative
  5. Flexible Team Players
  6. Able to manage a team
  7. Excellent Communication skills

These are the kind of skills that modern candidates need to possess to set themselves apart from the competition in the Dubai job hunt. To read this article in full, please visit



40 Jobs Available Today in Dubai at Habtoor Hotels Career Fair


The Al Habtoor Group will host a careers fair for its hotels division today (9 May, 2013) at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa in the Al Salat Meeting Room at 3:30pm.

The 40 vacant positions at Dubai Habtoor Hotels include that of reservation agents, housekeeping supervisor, cost clerks, outlet cashiers, F&B secretaries, receptionist/attendants, income audit, account payable supervisor, safety supervisor, sales managers and events coordinator.

The Group will be opening four new hotels over the next three years; three hotels on Habtoor Island as well as the Waldorf Astoria on Palm Jumeirah, creating many employment opportunities.

It is open to all Emirati applicants. Successful applicants will have ‘on-the-spot’ interviews.

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Dubai to be world’s busiest airport by 2015 – Creating 1000s of jobs

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New research for the Airport Show – which opens its doors to visitors today at Dubai’s International Conference Centre – reports that the fast-growing aviation industry will transform the GCC into a world travel hub with Dubai set to become the world’s busiest airport by 2015.

GCC airports are expected to handle as many as 250 million passengers by 2020, with the Middle East estimated to have the third fastest passenger growth rate of 6.6% by 2016.

In terms of employment, the aviation industry is projected to create an additional 294,000 jobs in the GCC over the next 15 years.

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New ‘video CV’ career portal launches in UAE


InternsME, a new not-for-profit career portal, is helping students and fresh graduates get internships and full time jobs by standing out to employers on camera.

Jobseekers can film their visumes using a smartphone, tablet, or record directly through the site using a webcam.

The portal, launched last month, already has more than 2,000 members and represents more than 70 nationalities in the region is also hoping to support the regional education sector by encouraging companies in the UAE to focus on the local talent pool rather than recruiting from abroad.

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Careers UAE Exhibition 2013 opens this week in Dubai


The Careers UAE exhibition 2013 will take place from April 30 to May 2 in the Dubai World Trade Centre. There is a 20% increase in employer turnout this year.

The companies participating represent a broad cross-section of the economy, ranging from: ICT, finance, trade and commerce, oil and gas, hospitality, education, transportation, government, semi-government and more.

Some of the companies participating in Careers UAE Exhibition 2013 include: Al Futtaim,, Commercial Bank of Dubai, First Select, Go Glocal, Higher Colleges of Technology, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Presidential Guard, Tanmia, UAE University and Zayed University.

Major exhibitors at the event include: Adnoc, Al Rostamani group, Dewa, DP World, du, Dubal, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), EMAL, Emirates Group, etisalat, and RTA, to name a few.

Read more at Gulf News or register via the Careers UAE Exhibition 2013 website: