The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most preferred job destinationsfor expats in the Middle East.The increasingemployment opportunities, a healthy environment, and several attractive locations in the country make it a popular job locationin the world.

The reputation of the UAE as a growing job location has become stronger with the Expo 2020. With this, the country is poised to achieve growth in various sectors, thus giving a boost to the employment scenario.

Supporting Surveys and Reports

Multiple reports and surveys have underlined the fact that the UAE is one of the finest places to live and work for expats. UAE was rated as 9thbest destination for expats in the world in 2013. Here are some interesting surveys to support the fact:

Supporting Surveys and Reports

  • The Expat Explorer Survey 2013 by HSBCj conveyed that the quality of childcare services and education in the UAE is above the global average level of 57 per cent. The survey included over 7,000 respondents from around 100 countries. In the GCC, the UAE was rated the top country in terms of childcare services.
  • A recent post on, Dubai, one of the most popular emirates in the UAE, is ranked 5th among the top international destinations for the travelers by the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. The study confirms that the emirate is expected to generate over 12 million from visitors across the globe in 2014. Dubai aims to attract more than 20 million travelers by 2020.
  • Another survey by confirms that the UAE is the most popular work destination in the Middle East region by a huge margin (76 per cent). UAE was followed by Qatar and Saudi Arabia as most preferred job destinations in the Gulf region.
  • LinkedIn, one of the most popular professional networking sites, ranked the UAE as the top work destination globally. LinkedIn survey, based on over 300 million users of the site found that professionals across the globe opt to move to the UAE in search of better job prospects. Considering the net inflow and outflow of the site’s members during November 2012 to November 2013, the final survey was conducted.

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The UAE attracted maximum global talent in 2013 with around 1.3 per cent of its total workforce from other locations. On the contrary, Spain recorded the maximum talent exit from the country. UAE is a preferred relocation destination for expat jobseekers, particularly for engineering and architecture jobs. This confirmed the country’s rapid growth and prosperity in the job market.

What an expat would love about the UAE?

Multicultural environment, quality lifestyle, tax-free earning, and positive business environment are the key attractions available in the UAE for expat job seekers. The constituent emirates of the country include Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Ajman. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the epicenter of cultural and commercial activities.

The sand, sun, and sea are other amazing thing in the country that will keep you captivated in its charm. One can also not miss to notice the state-of-the-art infrastructure, tall buildings and top-class facilities in the country.

With the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020, more jobs will be created in the near future. Better economy, higher salaries, and improved job prospects in the UAE together offer a perfect platform to expat jobseekers.

A better quality of life and enhanced financial incentives wait for you in the amazing place, called the United Arab Emirates!

Swati Srivastava is an avid writer with a keen interest on the extensive domain of job search and career counselling. Currently associated with, her articles are published on several reputed job search portals and online career magazines.Follow her on Google+

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