Please take note I am not a travel consultant, am only here to share knowledge on something I know about. Also, be careful who you deal with regarding a travel plan because a whole lot f people have been scammed by fraudulent people who claim to be travel agents.
Now let me tell you what and all you need to know about traveling to Dubai for work purposes. Remember Dubai is not a country but the most populous city in the UAE. United Arab Emirates shares boundaries with Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other countries in the Middle East.
You may want to in other cities in the UAE like Abhu Dhabi and the rest, but most people chose Dubai because it is the most populous and industrialized. Now let’s talk about how you can get a job in Dubai which is the main subject of discuss.
When it comes to working and living in Dubai there are two methods namely; Direct employment and the arranged employment. Now we are going to focus on direct employment because it is a very wide topic.
Now, I want you to follow me attentively, this is what happens with direct employment, a company in the United Arab Emirates has vacancies and want to employ staff. What they do is employ the services of a recruitment agency in the UAE, these travel agencies in turn employ the services of travel agencies over the world and as well place recruitment adverts online. Though they tend to go with travel agencies because that’s where they make more money from.
These travel agents in return make adverts to clients whom are willing to pay and get these services offered to them. But the truth is this, you can actually source for these adverts on your own online, apply, get shortlisted and invited by the company to come over to UAE.
The direct employment package is being processed by the company employing you through the immigration. Now, some of the questions people ask about this direct employment of a thing are;
1. If I have a direct employment visa, do I have a job in dubai or I will start searching when I get there?
Ans. The answer is very simple, without a job offer you cannot get a direct employment visa. Why? It is the company that is employing you that is processing the visa on your behalf.
2. Are there sponsorship opportunities in Dubai where employing company covers my travel expenses and the money spent is deducted from my salary?
Ans. Usually a lot of companies would not want to do it that way because people get to do Dubai and run away from their places of employment. This is funny but true, so if after the immigrant absconds, how would the employer make their money back? So in most cases companies don’t offer sponsorship opportunities.
3. Can I get a highly skilled or professional job in dubai?
Ans. The truth is this, getting a skilled job in Dubai is not possible. That’s just the plain truth do not be deceived.
Since I have answered some of the FAQs lets now go to how you can move to Dubai on your own without the services of a travel agent.
First make sure you are good in surfing the internet because you would need to do a lot of job search query in Dubai.
Signup on Job recruitment portals in Dubai like GULFTALENT.
Upload relevant documents and correct contact information.
If you fit into any role, you would be contacted and asked to provide your documents in soft copies which the company would then use in processing your visa.
Please note that you are to take care of your traveling expenses on your own.
Watch out for our guide on how to gain admission in Dubai.