How To…Get A Job In Dubai

Gulf Business spoke to Toby Simpson, managing director of the Gulf Recruitment Group, to find out the best way to start a new career in the hotly favoured tax-free city of Dubai.

Over 1.3m Saudis On Unemployment Benefit

The Kingdom introduced the Hafiz programme last year, which pays unemployed nationals up to SAR2,000 a month.

UAE Salaries Up For 2012 – Higher Next Year

Wages in the country have risen this year as Western and Asian expats demand higher packages.

Choosy Omanis Add To Government’s Unemployment Headache

The government hopes to create between 200,000 and 275,000 job opportunities between 2011-2015.

Over 50% Of ME Firms To Hire In Q4 2012

Majority of vacancies are for junior level executives while 45 per cent of firms will advertise less than five positions, says new survey.

Survey: UAE Bankers Earn Dhs100,000 A Month

Bankers and CEOs earn the highest wages, but overall UAE salaries remain muted says new survey.

Top 10 Reasons People Want To Leave Their Job

Even in the midst of a global recession people still want to leave their jobs. Gulf Business draws up the top 10 reasons why.

Job Opportunities In The UAE Bleak

New consumer confidence survey reveals there are few jobs currently available in the country.

Top Ten Salaries in the Middle East

Sales and marketing managers take home the region’s highest pay packets

Top Ten Salaries in Bahrain

Bahrain witnessed major salary hikes in 2012 owing to the difficulty of recruiting amid the unrest.

Top Ten Salaries In The UAE

UAE salaries on average saw a slight increase year on year in 2012 overall, with human resources leading the pack.

Top Ten Salaries in Saudi Arabia

Banking is one of the only sectors in KSA to see a dip in compensation in 2012 Salary Survey

Top Ten Salaries in Qatar

Qatari salaries witnessed the highest increases as the tiny Emir state embarks on a rapid development plan ahead of the World Cup 2022.

Top Ten Salaries in Kuwait

The salary of an advertising creative director has jumped almost 23% in 2012

Top Ten Salaries in Oman

PR Directors in Oman are the top earners within the media segment, taking home nearly $8K a month

Fitness First to create 300-400 new jobs

Health club chain on an aggressive expansion spree across the Middle East with a target of 100 clubs in the next five years.

UAE’s Tejari To Double Staff By 2015

The Dubai-based e-procurement technology provider plans to expand operations across the GCC.

Salary Gap Widens In The GCC

Managers in the Gulf are earning seven times as much as their employees as demand for mid-level talent continues.

Job Unhappiness Causes Absenteeism

Most employees in the MENA region miss work because of low satisfaction and lack of responsibility, says survey.

Nestle To Offer 800 Jobs In Dubai

The Swiss company is opening a Dhs500 million manufacturing plant in Dubai World Central.

MENA Women Eye Top Wages

A good salary is the main priority for 59 per cent of women looking for jobs in the MENA region, says survey.

How Do You Ask For A Promotion?

Work hard and prepare from day one, writes Carrie Shanahan, consultant at The Gulf Recruitment Group.

Emirates On Recruitment Drive

Flagship airline group seeks to recruit more nationals and promote Emiratis into management roles.

Employees Without Roots

Local firms must make staff feel at home, writes Dr. Tommy Weir, advisor on emerging market leadership.

MENA English Speakers Earn More

English speakers in the region can earn three times more than those who don’t speak the language, says study.

Getting Ahead In Your Career

Further education and soft skill management will help boost your chances of promotion, say experts.

Why Internships Help Your Business

Offering work experience will raise your company profile, says Nicola Tanner, founder of Smart People Coaching.

Marriott To Hire 12,000 Staff

Company plans 43 more hotels and 100 per cent more jobs in the next five years.

Saudi Leads In Job Creation

Around 77 per cent of Saudi firms are planning to hire more staff this year, according to a new survey.

How To Get Your Boss To Say ‘Yes’

If you really want something, put your heart into it, writes Dr. Tommy Weir, advisor on emerging market leadership.