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Expat Advice: Working in Dubai, UAE

Submitted by mmh555

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Dubai

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

I think the main players would be Oil and Gas, Hotel Industry, And slowly rising up again is Real Estate and Banking. Health care is a constant though and there can never be enough health professionals in this city

What type of work do you do and how did you find your job?

Nurse. I was contacted by InterHealth Canada and invited to practice at the Trauma Center

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How did you obtain your work permit? What advice would you have for others about work permits?

The HR department did everything for me. I just brought all my originals, gave it to the HR department, when they were finished with the visa they gave back my certificates to me.

Have you taken language and cross-cultural training courses to prepare for your assignment? If so, how have they helped you on the job?

No, the main language in the work place is English

If you were transferred abroad by your employer, were you guaranteed a job upon repatriation? What type of mentoring programs does your employer offer?

No guaranteed job upon repatriation.

What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?

Go directly to the companies managing the hospital. It isnt always the hospital doing its own recruitment, they often outsource the management of a hospital to a private company. I got my job through InterHealth canada who manages the Rashid Trauma Center

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