Asking salaries of expatriates coming to UAE too high


Despite its near legendary reputation of being a high-paying destination, UAE companies may not be willing to pay unrealistic amounts to expats coming here for work.

Too many expats have high expectations and often make unrealistic salary demands, which are proving  difficult to meet.

According to recruitment experts in the country, the economy is in much better shape, but expat expectations are often misguided and in many cases out of touch with reality.

Quite often they are too high,” says Gareth Clayton, Director Finance and Banking at Charterhouse Partnership.  But, high expectations may not necessarily translate into what is finally offered.

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Careers UAE Exhibition Launches New Job Portal


In a move designed to accelerate the pace of Emiratisation Careers UAE Exhibition has launched a user-friendly Job Portal ( as an all-in-one hub where the needs of job seekers and recruiters intersect.

Many companies have already indicated their desire to post vacancies on the portal in the coming weeks. The web-based recruitment portal comes against the backdrop of the highly anticipated Careers UAE Exhibition taking place in Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 30 April – 2 May.

Prospective employees can select from an abundance of rewarding jobs in diverse sectors such as banking, telecommunications, ICT, transportation, trade, oil and gas, hospitality, recruitment, education and semi-government.

You can read more about the new UAE jobs portal here.

ArabNet Developer Tournament Comes To Dubai on 20th April


After its successful rounds in Beirut, Amman, and Riyadh, the ArabNet Developer Tournament will showcase the UAE’s most talented web and mobile programmers in a series of coding challenges at the Dubai Round on April 20th 2013.

The competition, sponsored in the UAE by Du and hosted by Dubai Internet City, seeks to highlight young technical talent across the region and connect them with job opportunities in the growing digital sector which could be either as the technical co-founders for new startups, or the leads of technical teams in established companies.

The Dubai tournament will kick off at 8:00 AM on April 20th in Conference Halls 1 & 2 of Dubai Knowledge Village.

The top four winners from each of the Beirut, Amman, Riyadh, and Dubai tournaments will receive $5,000 of cash prizes and the opportunity to represent their countries in the final championship round at the ArabNet Digital Summit this June.

Developers can register now to participate in the Dubai Developer Tournament free of charge. The proceedings of previous tournaments and more information about the Dubai competition can be viewed at

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Emirates invites candidates to join their Cabin Crew team


Cabin Crew recruitment open day on 11th May 2013:

According to a report in, Emirates Airlines, one of the fastest growing and most profitable airlines in the world, is holding its second Cabin Crew Open Day in Malta this year on Saturday the 11th of May at the Corinthia Hotel, St George’s Bay, St Julians.

The Cabin Crew Recruitment Open Day offers interested applicants the opportunity to explore their dream job and learn about living in cosmopolitan Dubai.

At the Open Day, interested men and women will be able to speak to the Emirates recruitment team and to get insight into the company and working onboard.

Applicants are encouraged to register on-line in advance for the Open Day. They can find further information about career opportunities with Emirates at

Video interviews on the rise in UAE


Job hunters preparing for an interview with a UAE firm should be brushing up on their screen skills.

That’s the picture that emerges from a new survey of the country’s HR directors, a quarter of whom say they are increasingly using video conferencing to select successful candidates for recruitment.

And a senior executive at hiring experts Robert Half says that candidates must be comfortable speaking to their potential employers via video link or risk missing out on that dream job.

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Job woman hiring launches revolutionary HIRE Program to encourage hiring in the Middle East, rewarding employers for every hire made

Dubai, UAE, 9 April, 2013: , the Middle East’s number one job site, has announced the launch of its HIRE Program, the world’s first initiative to encourage hiring by rewarding employers for every new hire they make. The compensation scheme is in line with ‘s mission of empowering people, fueled by the job site’s desire to empower employers who are committed to hiring in the region. The HIRE Program encourages more companies to play a part in tackling unemployment across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The loyalty programme is the first of its kind, gifting active employers free job postings that can then be used to hire even more people.