Top 5 Job Destinations in the UAE to Find Your Dream Job!

Job search in UAE

Whether you are new to the journey of job search or an experienced job hunter, we all seek for the job destinations that can provide us with our dream jobs.

Middle East countries have some of the attractive options for job seekers. The UAE is one such thriving part of the world, which is recognized as a key contributor and promoter of international business. Some of its cities, such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai, have witnessed significant infrastructure investments and economic development. According to several surveys, the UAE is the hub of career opportunities in various fields. Expat job seekers find it an attractive destination due to several reasons such as tax-free income, higher standard of living, educational facilities, entertainment options and a lot more!   

Though the UAE comprises of seven emiratesOpens in a new tab., here are the top 5 job destinations in the UAE.

1. Dubai


If you want to explore the global job market, there is never a better option than Dubai. Apart from being known as an astonishing tourist destination, Dubai has emerged as the major center of trade and business. Though previously majorly reliant on the oil industry, its economy has successfully exceeded to the other key sectors such as real estate, tourism, and financial services. Dubai is one of the most popular cities in the world due to its overall high quality of life.

Job opportunities varying from entry-level to top positions are available in different sectors. The city also offers opportunities for successful business startups. With the upcoming mega event, Dubai World Expo 2020, job opportunities in DubaiOpens in a new tab. are expected to increase manifold. The event will create over 275,000 jobsOpens in a new tab. across the MENA region. Apart from employment options, Dubai is a great place to experience a luxurious lifestyle.

2. Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is one of the largest emirates of the UAE and tops the list of the best cities in the Middle East to live and workOpens in a new tab.. Its favorable economic condition, quality of life, culture, and climate makes it a popular economic hub in the UAE. For job seekers, there is no dearth of lucrative jobs. Moreover, the place is known to provide the best medical and health facilities, thus making it a perfect place for expats to live and work.

The employers and reputed companies in Abu Dhabi always look to hire experienced and skilled individuals, thus providing them a right platform to find a promising career. Socio-cultural, economic condition, and environment together, play a great role in presenting Abu Dhabi as a perfect place to get started in your job search.

3. Sharjah


The third largest city in the UAE, Sharjah is another attractive location in the region, which deserves your attention. Sharjah is well known as a hub for business startups and offers excellent job opportunities. The peaceful location also ranks high on several factors, including affordable residential and accommodation facilities. The popular heritage sites and the natural beauty of mountains and deserts add to the experience of people living here.

The majority of jobs are available in the public sector, government institutions and departments, while some private firms also offer various job roles. The city has the best educational facilities for students. Several annual events are hosted in Sharjah, such as the Sharjah Light Festival, F1 Powerboat Nations Cup & Festival March Khorfakkan, Al Majaz Waterfront, and F1 Powerboat Race & Sharjah Water Festival.

4. Ajman

Though not as great as the above cities, but Ajman also finds a place in the list of top UAE destinations. Located along the Persian Gulf, the city is home to more than 50 local & international retail shops, companies, and commercial markets. People willing to find a career in tourism can get several job options. Moreover, reputed educational institutions and universities in Ajman offer the higher paying jobs for teachers.

5. Fujairah


Known for its natural beauty, Fujairah always attracts the interest of job seekers looking for career abroad, particularly in shipping related services. Fujairah’s key occupation has been agriculture and fishing. The port of Fujairah has emerged as one of the popular ports in the world with several companies having set up their offices in the city. It is a great place for expats with an increase in the industries. Currently, the city’s economy is majorly based on construction related industries. The local Free Trade Zone is also playing its role in the economic development of Fujairah. There are best possible health care and education facilities for those associated with different jobs.

About the Author:

Swati Srivastava is an avid writer who loves to pen down her ideas and career tips for job seekers and professionals. Her blog posts, new stories, and articles are focused on the extensive domain of employment sector in the gulf. Currently she writes for Naukrigulf.comOpens in a new tab.. Follow her @TwitterOpens in a new tab.ILinkedInIGoogle+Opens in a new tab..


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

15 thoughts on “Top 5 Job Destinations in the UAE to Find Your Dream Job!

  1. Be a part of the amazing experience as we sail along the stunning coast of Dubai and beyond to the Arabian Gulf, when you reach the outer crescent of the island of Palm Jumeirah, the eighth wonder of the world, you will see a wonderful view of ‘Atlantis’, on the other side of the Palm Jumeirah, you can watch The beautiful view of the world famous Burj Al Arab hotel

  2. Hi,
    Actually i was seeking a best destination in UAE for finding job..Thank you for these reference informations

  3. i want to know from any of the member please tell me what is the visa trait of salesman, is it a labor trait or professional trait.

  4. Deepak,

    I’m customers of and I have paid them 175$ for my cv highlight in gcc but till now what I got from them you don’t know,so you just ask them what the service they are providing to the customer which useless, as per my experience with I have evidence all the emails. Don’t say I wrote something wrong

    1. Syed,
      This is not a forum to highlight and complain with regard to naukrigulf or any other job portal.
      I never said you were wrong. It’s only that you are on a wrong forum to complain.
      Note: I have no affiliation with naukrigulf.

  5. Dear Deepak,
    Good day,
    I was on visit visa to uae, I got an employment offer I have signed the contract with the company, HR said the employment visa will be issued within 15 days of exit from uae. It has been almost 3 months I haven’t got my employment visa. I call company PRO and HR every week, they say “it’s in process”. They never reply for the mail. I have submitted my attested bachelor degree certificate copy, photographs and my passport copy. My question is, can I accept offer for employment from another company? Will there be any ban on me if both the companies are applying for my visa or immigration?
    Thank you in advance, waiting for your kind advice and suggestion.

    1. Noman,
      WIth such delay, I don’t think you should wait for their response..
      You should inform them that you have another offer and that you would like to move on.
      If they have applied for your labour approval, it will not take such a long time, unless the company is in some kind of trouble with MOL.
      If your application is under process at MOL, you will not be able to apply for another approval.
      Labour ban may be applicable if it is under process.

    1. Syed,
      Why do you say so? You can’t just type something. You must justify your comments.

    1. Hi. One of the easiest ways to apply for jobs in the UAE is to use reliable online job portals like You can easily find several job vacancies and the process to apply for them.

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