Guide to Executive Jobs in Dubai

Why Does Dubai Crave Managers, Executives and Specialists?

Despite of all the stride that Dubai has made in a very short period of time, Dubai is still considered to be a part of a developing country. Most of Dubai’s companies have not matured to the level where they can produce and keep the required talent. Therefore, employers in Dubai find themselves frequently relying on experience, knowledge and talent of seasoned executives from outside to help them drive their unstructured business.

The Challenge

Because most industries in Dubai still lack structure, the job of an executive in Dubai is exceptionally challenging.

Companies in Dubai do not only require managers for day-to-day operations, but they also require executives and leaders to implement structure, policies, and business models to ensure the sustainability of the operations of the company throughout the rapidly developing Dubai economy.

Is There Enough of an Incentive?

The good news is that Dubai employers do realize the unusual challenge that is in store for executives and managers in Dubai, so the compensation and benefits for manager jobs in Dubai are usually higher than their counterparts in developed Western countries

According to research done by PayScale, Inc

The median national salary range in the U.S. starts at around $43,000 and increases to almost $72,000 after 20 years of experience. Compared to Dubai, median salaries in the U.S. start out higher for those with less experience, but end up lower than the salaries in Dubai for those with many years of experience. Comparing salaries by job title, median construction project manager salaries in the U.S. are about $16,000 less than project manager salaries in Dubai.

So, even though Dubai may not be the right place for freshers or professionals with only a few years of experience, it definitely offers attractive employment opportunities to managers, executives and specialists who are ready to take up the challenge.

What Does a Profile of Highly Paid Executive in Dubai Look Like?

Obviously, the answer to this question can vary greatly. Generally speaking, a Dubai manager would have the following traits:

  • Education or experience from a 1st world, developed economy (i.e. Western Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea, etc)
  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Leadership skills, such as effective motivational speaking

Are there people who don’t exactly match this profile who still occupy managerial positions in Dubai? Of course. If a Mark Zuckerberg with less than 7 years of experience applied for a manager position in some technology company in Dubai, they’d give his application a second look…

Additionally, some specialists may not have practical work experience. On the strong side, they have a high level of technical know-how in their fields (i.e. holders of Ph.Ds from reputable universities). Specialists are definitely valued by companies in Dubai.

“How Can I Get a Piece of the Action?”

Managerial positions are seldom advertised on job boards. Even the ones that are advertised are usually made by recruiters who are having a hard time headhunting. Management and executive level jobs in Dubai are usually found via professional networking or headhunting.

If you are looking for a manager or executive job in Dubai, you’d do well by contacting Dubai headhunters and executive search firms.

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  1. this will also be a great experience for starters. Dubai is an open opportunity for those who seek experience and well paid jobs.

  2. Mokhtar ben hassine says:


    I’m a hotel manager, agreed by the Tunisian Tourism Board, with 32 years experience in the hospitality/ tourism sector.

    The last ten years from septemeber16th,1999 Till march 14th,2008 I was The General Manager Of A german company
    who owned a Hotel in Tunisia with a capacity of 1000 beds.

    Now I’m looking for a job and i hope that you can help me.

    Thanks for your kind assistance.

    best regards

    Mokhtar Ben Hassine

  3. Perseus Carmelot S Taduran says:

    Hi I’m a Job seeker My name is Perseus Carmelot S Taduran. I have a 10 years experience in Hotel jobs like in Housekeeping department,at Dining and Bar department maybe someone can help me to find a job
    Thanks a lot

  4. Hello All,

    I’m a Assistant Manager-HR, with 3.5 years experience in the FMCG & Banking(MNC) sector.

    The last 1.5 years from septemeber1st,2008 Till Now I am working with Liquor company.

    Now I’m looking for a job and i hope that you guys will help me.

    Thanks for your kind assistance.

    best regards

    Mokhtar Ben Hassine

  5. emad tayeh says:

    iam looking for jobs

  6. sherif mohamed says:


    I ‘m working with Petrofac Egypt in procurement department as logistics specialist (Khalda Petroleum co. Salam gas train 3 and train 4) my previous assignment was with Bechtel over seas in procurement department as logistics specialist (Egyptian LNG co. train 1and train 2 and Gasco petroleum co. Phase 2 Abu Dhabi).

    The writer familiar with problems identification, possess good administration, communication, organization skills and decision making.

    Hope you can help me to find suitable job match wit my qualification.

    Many thanks and best regards.

    Sherif Elzoghby

    • Hi Sherif, We only work personally with premium subscribers to Dubai Employment Tips. However, please feel free to navigate the website and utilize the free information and resources that are provided.

  7. Cynthia says:


    I would like to apply for a job in dubai as an office engineer in the construction/engineer field.. can you please tell me if its a good time to apply.. I am from the U.S. and have five years of experience. I am a single female of 28yrs old. Will all of this matter.
    btw, what recruitment agencies can I look to for help and will the airport hire a non UAE..


    • Hi Cynthia,

      Western nationals indeed have a upper hand in office management jobs and you should not be facing any hurdles, if you search in the right places.

      Yes, UAE Airport does hire non-UAE nationals.

  8. Muhammad Mansoor says:

    Respected Sir

    A Supply Chain Planning is a dire need of every business organization. It plays an important role in the company’s financial and customer excellence performance. People will frequently interact with Logistics and Manufacturing organization to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in supply chain linkages.

    Only a right person can ensures that customer service and time objectives are achieved within existing financial constraints in order to maximize sales, market share and profit for company and customer.

    I would like to offer my services for your reputable organization. I have done MBA from Hamdard University. I have a good record of On-Job successful trainings in Logistics Planning, Demand & Supply Planning, Integrated Planning, Supply Chain challenges and Decision making skills

    My professional education and experience in Procter &Gamble Pakistan in of pure Logistics & purchasing, Inventory Management and Material Planning Management with Material Resource Planning tool, Supply Planning with Enterprises Resource Planning tools & production planning with SAP will be an added advantage for your company.

    Summary of my professional experience:-

    Employer Designation Year
    Ditra Scitra UAE (
    Asst. Supply Planning Manager May 2010 – till date
    Procter & Gamble Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. Logistics Operation Leader Mar 2005- April 2010
    Galileo Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. Sr. Marketing Executive Feb 2004 – Mar 2005
    Sino-trade Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd Marketing Executive Aug 2003 – Feb 2004

    Further, my sound knowledge in finance, Inventory , logistics & purchasing with hand-on experience will be best utilize in your company that can be mile-stone in your Cost Saving Projects (CSPs).

    I am confidently sending my attached resume for your kind consideration & perusal.

    Your cooperation would be appreciated highly.

    M. Mansoor Nasim

  9. i am willing to apply for job in UAE. My name is Sajjad Zaidi from Pakistan and having 7 years experience is in Banking (Credit Consumer). i am working in Citibank Pakistan as Assistant Manager in Fraud Risk Management. I am looking for job, kindly help me out.

    Sajjad Zaidi

  10. I m a textile wet processing engineer and have about 7 years experience in relevant field.I ve worked as research and development manager.Now i want to move in dubai.Would u pls tell me how much package would i expect ?Further would u pls help me to find out the job
    thnx and rgds,

  11. Hi,

    i have done Masters in human resource management and i m looking for HR job in dubai.kindly guide me.

    Thank you.

    • well helo mam r u in vist’dubai’ wer did u don ur mba

    • hey Ameen thanks for your kind consideration…

      Ididnt do MBA rather I hold a post graduation degree in HR from Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi,India



    I compilted master in bussiness adminstrion.
    I Want looking my suitable job proflie,and i have 1.5yers exp in assistant accoutant
    I hope that you can help me

  13. Noor mohamed says:

    Dear sir, i finish mba hr and marketing, tally, m.a arabic, dtp and good computer and communication knowlage 2yrs working experience and any job offer and telephone interview contact me.009940868582

  14. Noor mohamed says:

    Dear sir, i finish mba hr and marketing, tally, m.a arabic, dtp and good computer and communication knowlage 2yrs working experience and any job offer and telephone interview contact me.00919940868582

  15. Looking for a suitable job in U.A.E.But if the oppurtinity would not be given then how a person could gain gulf experience and show his skills

  16. Hi

    I am a MBA graduate. I have 2 years experience working as accountant in UAE.
    Looking for good jobs

  17. metages mulugeta says:

    i am looking fo jobs

  18. metages mulugeta says:

    i am looking for jobs

  19. elsayed mohamed yousif says:

    during the last two months,i ran after nothing and i missed this useful information,i am a Sudanese electrical engineer have two years experience,i came to Dubai by a visit visa which will expired on 24-3-2011,really i did anything,i followed the daily posts news on the web,i advertised my self on the gulf news and the union newspapers,this also dint work,finally now i making random search on the web for contractor,manufacturer,industries,etc…,i found more than 1000 web site,i grabbed any available email from there and i send my CV.the most strange things that whenever i get a connection,they asked me,do u have a gulf experience?,do you have a driver licence?,really i am so depress, despair and am so frustrating,really right now i have no clear vision i even dot know what i have to do,please and this for every one,feel free if u have advice or if you think u can help me via H/P: 0501879957 OR VIA EMAIL : ENG_ELSAYED86@HOTMAIL.COM

  20. Elżbieta says:

    My name is Elzbieta

    Our company in Italy, … The company is engaged in electrical engineering and installation of solar panels, air conditioning systems, fire …. The company that operates approximately 20 people and a man who jet from Morocco and speaks Arabic …we want to try in dubai, is there a chance? Could you advise what we can do …???
    Thank you
    Warm greeting

  21. Manoj Kumar Panigrahy says:

    Hi every body,

    This is Manoj, a PMP certified Project Control specialist with 20 + years of experience in Project Management currently located in Oman. Seeking suitable oppurtunity in Dubai. If any body can help me in this regard, can contact

  22. Srinivasan Sg says:

    Dear Recruiter,


    My name is Sg Srinivasan. I am an USA Permanent resident, who holds a Master’s degree with 18 years experience in R & D (Product design & Development) and FA division at USA. My skill set includes application of statistics and project management.

    I would appreciate the opportunity to further discuss my credentials with you at a mutually convenient time. I can be reached at my home (65) 62555014 or H/P: (65) 82454357 at any time, and other contact info is included below.

    My email address is :

    Thank you for your time and consideration,


    (S.G. Srinivasan)

  23. NK2004 says:


    I am intersted in working in Dubai but so far have been unscucessful, after confirming that my name is spelt correct as I am female. I a facilities engineering/ operations manager with 17+ year expereince with a MSc in Engineering Management. Would be really grateful if you tell me if females hold such positions in Dubai and if possible best organisations to contact.

    Thanks in advance

  24. Aryan Raj says:

    Middle Earth Consultants in association with CAMI provides an opportunity to attend global HR certifications on Strategic HR Management in Dubai this May at Hotel Ramada Chelsea, Al Barsha.

    Brief Outline of the programs are as follows:

    Certified Recruitment Analyst:

    • Appreciate the importance of recruitment and calculate costs associated with bad recruitment.

    • Understand all steps followed in an effective recruitment process.

    • Analyze requirements and create job and competence map formats.

    • Screen and shortlist application to lower short term attrition using motivational and image checkpoints.

    • Understand the latest trends and tools in recruitment including usage of Onet, Quan comm. methodology, threshold traits analysis, behavioral event interviewing, job element analysis, and critical incident method.

    Certified Compensation & Benefits Manager:

    • What benefits the employees are entitled for.
    • The reward system that can be used for increasing employee’s satisfaction.

    • How employees can be retained by offering variable pay and incentives.

    • Reasons behind employee motivation.
    • Globalization/ Technology.
    • Work structure/ Demographic changes.

    The Schedule is as follows:
    Time: 9 AM to 5 PM

    Hotel Ramada Chelsea, Al Barsha

    Certified Recruitment Analyst:
    25th & 26th May

    Certified Compensation & Benefits Manager :
    27th & 28th May

    For more information, feel free to contact us at Email: or T: +91 40 65171777

  25. Ashokan says:


    I am Ashokan, from Dubai, have more than 15 years experience in PRO field in Dubai. I have valid UAE driving license and I can speak English, Arabic, Hindi, Malayalam & Tamil. Now I looking one good company….

    Thank you for spending your time for reading my letter and awaiting any response from you…
    Thanking you,

  26. Prashant Jose says:

    Dear All,

    I am an MBA in Marketing having over 12years experience in sales & marketing, out of my total experience I have 7years in construction industry in UAE,specifically in floorings(Parquet and Sports Floorings) and ceilings. I believe this job site is the right means to get a better job.
    Hoping a positive response.

    Thanks & regards,

    Prashant Jose
    Mob: 050 3113792

  27. Abdul Wadud Khan says:

    Dear All,
    I am abdul wadud khan from bangladesh having over 6years experience in photography, photo editing with photoshop CS5 and good sense on photo print lab frontier 370 operating,my recent equipment is canon 1Ds mark-3, I need a job photography related in UAE, would please guide me to find out the right job.
    Thank you for your time and consideration

    Abdu Wadud Khan
    +88 0192 080 1489

  28. Bhupendra singh ranawat (IT support engineer says:


    I am Bhupendra singh.I am IT support engineer in INDIA Jaipur ALLIED DIGITAL SERVICE LTD.
    I have 2 year experience in same.
    I want a jobs in Dubai.
    I have strong knowladge in Desktop support,System administrator Windows,
    IF you have any requirement then contact :—
    +91 9269185708

  29. Ms.Suchit Singh says:

    Dear Sir/Madam.

    Request you to Guide me to Lan up with the Good opportunity in Dubai or Other Out Location For better Prospects in My Carrer.

    Encl:Cover Letter (Brief Introduciton)

    Dear SIR/MADAM,
    I am pleased to present my resume to you for the position of Human Resource, in response to your add. I believe my broad-based HR knowledge and being a dedicated person make me a qualified candidate for the position.

    I hold the MBA degree in Human Resource . After completing my MBA, I worked as an HR consultant at antal international. I have also been the part of the event organization committee for the employees. And also worked as assigning projects to the employees.

    My enclosed resume provides you details of my accomplishments and skills. I am positive that a personal interview would more accurately reveal my qualifications and the contribution I can make towards the future success of your organization. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me if you have any question.


  30. Yasar Assifath. says:

    Dear Sir/Madom

    I am looking for a job.please consider me for the suitable post.

  31. hello, my name is Ngozi, a Nigerian national. my 1st degree is in Economics, obtained from one of the foremost west African Universities. My experience in technical document control, Records management and project support spans over 9 years.My experience has been built working on world class Shell projects in my country. Proffiency in setting up EDMS, automated workflows and using sharepoint as a collaborative tool in project management are a few of my strong pionts. I have recently tidied up my last project . I plan to relocate to the UAE especially Dubai if I can find a suitable job please kindly notify me if you can help.

  32. Md. Mustafizur Rahman Khan says:

    Dear All,

    I am Md. Mustafizur Rahman Khan from Bangladesh. I completed my MBA and BSc. in Computer Science and Engineering under International Islamic University Chittagong. Now I do a job in a private bank in Information Technology Division as a ATM Operations in charge. Now I want to looking foreign jobs in middle-east. Have any opportunity in Dubai as per my qualification and experiences? If have please knock me by my email. I am waiting for anyone’s replay.

    Thanks a lot every body. Allah Hafez.

    Best Regards,

  33. Sajjad Ahmad says:

    Good day to all, its really great

  34. I have 5+ years experience in the field of Ceramic Tiles and Building Materials in Ukraine. My last position was Purchase Manager such goods like ceramic, gres porcellanato, stone/glass mosaic and other. Now I am looking for a job in UAE – retail manager in some showrooms or sales agent in ceramic factory. Pls, if somebody has any ideas or can give me names of companies???I”ll be grateful…

    A lot of thanks to everybody

    Nelly Amin

  35. Nithiya says:

    Hello All,

    Just one month i came to Dubai.I sponsored Visa for husband. He is looking for Job in Dubai.
    He is having 7+ Years exp in ITIL,change,Release ,Problem Manager. Can u all guide us how can we approach JOb Searching in UAE. We applied in so many Job Sites. But we didnt receive any proper response from any of them. Your valuable guideness is much appreciated.

  36. Nithiya says:

    Hello All,

    Just one month i came to Dubai.I sponsored Visa for husband. He is looking for Job in Dubai.
    He is having 7+ Years exp in ITIL,change,Release ,Problem Manager. Can u all guide us how can we approach JOb Searching in UAE. We applied in so many Job Sites. But we didnt receive any proper response from any of them. Your valuable guideness is much appreciated.

    Please contact me for any job Openings

  37. MD IBRAR REZA says:


    Hope you are doing well.

    This is Md Ibrar Reza from kolkata,India.

    I have done M B A in finance from ISB&M ,B.COM(accountancy honours).}with 4 years of experience in Finance and Accounts

    PROFILE:Budgeting,variance analysis,CMA (Credit monitoring assesment) data for cash credit and BG,Project costing etc..

    AVAILABILITY: immediately

    DESIRED ROLE: financial analyst/finance executive

    RELOCATION:I am ready to re-locate to Dubai

    Kindly consider my CV for finance and accounting profile.

    Looking forward to hear from you.



  38. Munish Sharma says:

    i m looking for career in UAE with Sales and Marketing domain

  39. Muhammad Arslan nasir says:

    i am postgraduate in statistics and m.phil in statistics. i am seeking for teaching jobs in coleges or universities in U.A.E

  40. Muhammad Shahzad Majeed says:

    I am looking for best jobs.

    M S M

  41. kiran vaghela says:

    Hello sir,
    i am cs (company secretary) student in professional(final)in India
    as i m from professional field i need practical knowledge as well.
    there is special norms in our institute that i must acquire a 18 months
    practical training in any listed company(it should be Indian base).
    Therefore,at this stage i want your support to complete my
    internship where, i can use my best efforts and may i will help that companies
    in administrative work..
    Thank you.

  42. Pramod Kuthyala says:

    Hello All,

    My name is Pramod Kuthyala, an Indian resident and planning to relocate to Dubai and any of the GCC countries. I holds a Master’s degree with 10+ years experience in Management role. I’m keenly interested to take any Managerial/executive level jobs in any industries.

    Review of my credentials will confirm that I have served as the catalyst for successful operation management, customer relationship management, and business development initiatives, complemented by high-caliber general management qualifications with entrepreneurial skills and a proven track record in delivering value to client organizations.

    I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss my credentials with you at a mutually convenient time. I can be reached at my cell phone: +91 9902855322 at any time and also mail me to

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Pramod Kuthyala

  43. Roy Kaviani says:

    Hi all,

    I don’t usually do this in a public site but you never know.

    I am a bi-lingual British national with a degree in Business Administration and Financial Management.

    For the past five years I have been working in the UK as a Buyer & Progressor for one of the biggest industrial suppliers in the UK. However, in the past ten years I have gained experience working in Project Management, Marketing and Administration in Qatar.

    My wife recently started a new job in Dubai after we have decided as a family that we need a new challenge and to return to the region where we lived previously and consider our home.
    I lived and grew up in Doha-Qatar for over 25 years and worked there after graduation. i moved to the UK in July 2006 and worked in procurement since then until we moved here two weeks ago.

    any help will be great

    best regards,

    Roy Kaviani

    this is my email:

  44. Khurram Wahab says:

    Respected Sir,

    Supply chain management SCM is the coordination of production, inventory, location, transportation and information among the participants in a supply chain to achieve the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency in the market being served.

    I am offering my services for your reputable organization, I have sound knowledge and experience of supply chain-Logistics, Purchasing & Warehousing.

    I have done MBA in supply chain Management and completed thesis on supplier selection from IQRA university.

    Presently i am performing my duties in Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited in Import, Purchase & Logistics Division since 2005.

    For further details please communicate by email or phone.


    Khurram wahab

  45. I am curently in dubai and looking out for a job in marketing /Merchandising in retails garments… do have 5 yrs exp in garments.. also currently i am in dubai so any help in advice or offers would be great
    Email id

  46. VIJAY KUMAR says:

    I am curently in INDIA and looking out for a job in DUBAI as marketing /Merchandising in Import-Exports Company… do have 10 yrs exp in Exports Marketing.. so any help in advice or offers would be great for me. My Email id

  47. Irshad Jaleel says:

    I am in Dubai now and experienced in the field of IT Networking and Systems Support. I have 5 years practical IT background. My experience in diversified IT environments enables me to move easily between different industries that use information technology. I can join with you as soon as possible.
    Thanking you for your time and consideration.


    Thanks & Regards
    Irshad Abdul Jaleel

    Mail ID –
    Mob: 0555 380919

  48. Parveez Manzoor says:

    My name is Parveez Manzoor, i am from jammu and kashmir, india, i am an MBA in Finance and HR, looking for a good job in dubai, so plz guide me. My mob. No. +91 9906595767

  49. Mohammad Muneer Uddin says:


    Father Name : Naseeruddin Anwar (Late)
    CNIC No. : 42201-9532571-3
    Religion : Islam
    Education : Graduate
    Nationality : Pakistani
    DOB : 23-06-1974
    Marital status : Married
    Address : Flat No. A-21, Wajid Square, Block 16, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,
    Karachi -75300, Pakistan.
    Landline : (+92) 21-3482-6108
    Cell : (+92) 331-201-7748
    e-mail :


    Throughout my fourteen (1997-2011) years career in management, I have demonstrated proficiency in all core office administration functions, including document preparation, internal/external communications, data and records management, meeting scheduling, and task prioritization. In short, I can manage the office without supervision, juggle multiple tasks effectively, and maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive materials and matters. In addition, I have experience in supervising staff and working with high net worth clients, both of which require extra attention to the “people management” side of business. Through successfully managing both internal and external relationships, I have accelerated the achievement of goals and positioned myself as a Valuable resource in a variety of situations. I would bring to your district not only these administrative skills, but also a positive, cooperative attitude that I have displayed throughout my career. I maintain calm under pressure and adapt to meet the unique needs of each organization. Again, my resume will detail the required skills and background you seek. I would welcome the opportunity for an interview at your convenience, and I thank you in advance for your time and consideration..


    1. Assure document quality to include completeness, accuracy and compliance with
    established procedures and updates.
    2. Control routine and confidential mail and supervise its distribution.
    3. Created contracts and Requests for Proposal for various consulting architects.
    4. Ensuring the effective preparation and delivery of all project events and meetings
    and production of all necessary documentation
    5. Prepare and submit various reports and involve in office ad hoc projects
    6. Time-efficient, systematic working methodology
    7. Rapid adaptability to new problem-solving and new locations
    8. Languages: English and Urdu
    9. One year computer diploma, IT: Word, Excel, Windows, works in all Windows based
    10. Record and document financial transactions
    11. Reconcile accounts
    12. Analyze financial transactions to determine accuracy, completeness and conformance to
    established policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards
    13. Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial reports, statements and records (e.g.,
    balance sheets, profit and loss statements, amortizations and depreciation schedules,
    14. Assemble data for and create financial projections
    15. Calculate and estimate effects of proposed changes in operating programs or
    accounting operations

    Mohammad Muneer Uddin
    Cell No: 0092-331-201-7748

  50. Muhammad Ajmair says:

    I am Chairman Economics Department, at, searching for university teaching job at dubai please.