Detailed Guide to Applying Jobs at Dubai Duty Free

Jobs at Dubai Duty Free

Living and Working in Dubai is a dream for many! There are opportunities in the employment sector for whoever is focussed and has necessary skills that the market requires. Sometime it comes down to using job sites effectively, interacting with Recruitment agencies, Applying directly at company sites, Building your network and many others.

Dubai is a Tourism and Travel hub with largest airports in world and highest number of visitors coming to visit as tourists and job seekers. And where do they land first? Dubai Airport. What do they pass through? Dubai Duty Free!!

Yes, it is Dubai Duty Free  that is one of the first thing and the last thing that visitor, residents experience when they arrive or exit Dubai Airports. Having said that Dubai Duty Free has another secret: It is one of the largest employers in the UAE, with more than 6000 employees from more than 45 nationalities. Surely Duty Free is a multicultural environment and the business has been steadily increasing over the years with records broken each year.

Why you should apply for Dubai Duty Free Jobs??

There are many reasons:

  • DDF offers competitive salaries depending on your experience and skills;
  • You are provided with required training through induction and on the job;
  • Free transportation from Dubai and Sharjah;
  • You are provided with health insurance;
  • Annual Ticket;
  • Uniform and laundry services;
  • Participation in different events organised by DDF;
  • On job scope for development – (I know of people who have joined as Sales Executives and have reached managerial positions!);
  • The brand value on your CV;
  • And many other perks.

Vacancies (Jobs) in Dubai Duty Free

All the recruitment in Dubai Duty Free is handled through their online career portal. Currently, I can seen couple of vacancies listed on the siteOpens in a new tab. for expatriates (non-UAE Nationals):

ddf jobs

UAE Nationals have continuous job openings in Dubai Duty Free.

duty free jobs for uae nationals

How to apply for Jobs at Dubai Duty Free?

Before you could apply for jobs, you will need to register on the site of Dubai Duty Free because all the recruitment is carried out through online channel. It was confusing for me to apply for jobs as there was no place to register first. Seems you will have go through the vacancies listed.

Here are the steps to apply for jobs at DDF:

Step 1: Registration

On the Careers pageOpens in a new tab. of Dubai Duty Free,Opens in a new tab. you will find link to Non UAE Nationals. Click on that:

dubai duty free jobs

Step 2: Vacancy Page

Once you have click on the Non – UAE Nationals link, it will lead you to the Vacancies page. To register, you will have to click on the relevant vacancies that you would like to apply for:

duty free jobs dubai

Step 3: Registration Link

Once you have clicked, you will be presented with links to register or login. If you have already registered previously, you will need to use, Login. If you are applying for the first time, click on register:

duty free dubai jobs

Step 4: Questionnaire

At this stage you are asked for a critical feedback from your side. DDF wants to make sure only genuinely interested candidates apply for jobs by giving the terms and conditions of the jobs upfront, so that you are aware. Read the terms and conditions carefully and select that you agree to and click to continue:

ddf jobs

Step 5: Actual Registration

At this stage, you will need to provide your personal details.

duty free job application

Step 6: CV & Photo

At this stage you will need to upload your scanned passport size photo(not more than 40KB) and CV.

dubai duty free cv

Step 7: Education and Work Experience

Part 1: Education Details: Enter your Educational qualification details:

ddf jobs

Part 2: Work Experience

If you have work experience, you will select, Yes and enter your employment details:

jobs in ddf

Part 3: References

DDF needs your reference who can verify your details. Please enter them. Once you have done, click Save and Continue:

ddf jobs

Step 8: Additional Questions on Nationality and Visa

Part 1: In this step you are required to fill in your personal details:

duty free dubai jobs

Part 2: Employment within DDF

DDF has immense opportunities within their company. Hence you are asked to provide your interested areas to work. Fill in the details with proper explanations. Make sure you write in detail about your qualification to handle the jobs and your experience in the same. Once you are done, click on Save and Continue.

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Step 9: Declaration

In this step you will declare that the information you have provided is correct and Duty Free will use to for their internal purposes. Read carefully and Submit your Application.

ddf jobs

Once you have submitted, you will receive the following message:

jobs at dubai duty free

That’s not all!

Once you have completed all the steps, Dubai Duty Free recruitment team will send you an online assessment as part of their recruitment process. You are required to complete this mandatorily. I will not post about it here as it will not be right to game the system.

DDF Email regarding online Test

duty free dubai

Contents of the email

Please read the email carefully and complete the test through the link provided. I am not going to provide details of the test. Also do not take anyone’s help with the test. It is against the policies of DDF recruitment.

jobs at dubai duty free apply email 1

You see how professional this set up is?? For many, to work at Dubai Duty Free, will be a dream come true. Wish you all the best.


Deepak is a passionate blogger with interests in bitcoin, online marketing, and writing.

44 thoughts on “Detailed Guide to Applying Jobs at Dubai Duty Free

  1. After Submitted my Application, I didn’t get Application Conformation Email from DDF. Also I didn’t get any link for online test. Now DDF sent me Email that I haven’t finished the assignment test but I didn’t get any link.. Please help.

  2. Hi,

    I need help, i recieve already an email for assesment, but its not mention there my login ID so i cant proceed in assesment, where i can find my login ID, please help

  3. Hi i received a call from DDF that I will be getting a call for my next interview. How long does it normally take take to get the call?

    Appreciate your help

  4. Hi just wanna know if you have an idea because I completed all the assessment since oct.2015 and got an email from them 2 days after my online assessment informing me that i met the criteria but now when i check my account it says i don’t have any application.

      1. Hi,

        I recieve already an email but its not mention there my login ID for assesment, please help me

  5. I just wanna ask I had finished my onlin assessment 1 week ago but didn’t got any reply….so how long it will take to get an email whether u hv cleard the assessment or failed to do so? Plz u can mail me on my id @ [email protected]
    Many thanks

  6. Hi ! Can you tell me if they send mail indicating that you are not qualified so we can apply it again .

  7. Hi…. I’m not able to register cause it’s not accepting my email and my password. Please need help, thanks

  8. Hai;
    Dear DDD
    I am shaukat Ali from Pakistan 23 year old.
    I have UAE driving linces 1 year experience .
    I have SSC certificate Diploma Holder .
    3 year UAE experience and 2 year sale experience on Household item .
    I am in Dubai I need a job so kindly contecet me this mob number 056-2519453 I am very thankful to you.

  9. Dear Sir
    Good morning. I have to need sales man job of DDF.

    Pl help me SIR.
    Thanks All DDF.

  10. pls i would like to apply for the jobs available. what is the site to apply through. thanks

  11. hi dear sir/ madam my name is baburam karki I’m from nepal I will liked to apply DDF

  12. Hi…I’m not able to register cause it’s not accepting my email & password please need help, Thanks.

  13. what if one has failed the assessment does they still receive the mail stating ‘u r n qualified’ what does happen then

  14. Hi…. I’m not able to register cause it’s not accepting my email and my password. Please need help, thanks

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  16. I received email stating that I passed the the assessment and informed that they select best candidate fitting for the job. It was not stated that they will conduct an interview with me.
    Are we having the same reply?

  17. I tried sending a direct mail to the Dubai Duty Free after i received the mail of meeting their criteria, requesting for the status of my application and they replied that i should patiently wait as the assessment as not yet been completed. So i think we just need to be patient. So if anyone here gets any other mail, Please kindly update us here. Thanks. Best regard. Great work @ Deepak

  18. Actually, I completed the assesment as well. They replied with a mail stating that I had met their criteria. How ever, its been some 8 months or so but still I havent got any mail or any calls from them. So, this time I applied for WA and completed the assesment as well. Lets see what will be the response this time. #fingercrossed

  19. Hello I’m not able to register cause it’s not accepting my password plz help

  20. Am having a high school certificate can I joined a government security without any ban and I have completed a year and three months with a cleaning company

  21. Hi there,

    With all due respect can you please tell me what would be a minimum salary for a sales assistant or a warehouse assistant in DDF.

  22. i have finished my assessment & registration,again the mail has arised stating assessment is not completed,i have a screen shot,stating it has been completed

  23. hi deepak! I just wanna ask, how many days or weeks do we need to wait after completing the online assessment?

  24. Even I got the same message that you have met our criteria but still awaiting for interview call.

  25. Actually two or three weeks before I have completed online assessment , after online assessment with in two days I got that reply mail.

  26. I have completed online assessment after registration and I got a reply says that I met the criteria. When they will call for direct interview ? Is there any other option to get a job in Dubai duty free?

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