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Dubai’s unemployment rate still lowest globally

Even though the Emirate has seen an economic boom, the slightest of hiccup is seen as a very big thing because people now expect only good to happen in Dubai. The slightest of decline and people start worrying. Economies are sensitives to the conditions of the world and they can see a temporary slump because they are based on people’s perceptions and trends that they follow.

Unemployment rate in Dubai was at its lowest in the world, at just 0.5% last year with the jobless rate staying high among Emiratis compared to expats.

The unemployment rate in Dubai increased from 2016 to 2018, according to Labour Force Survey 2018 published by the Dubai Statistics Centre. According to the survey the economic participation rate as a percentage of total working-age population reached 83.2% in Dubai last year. Job portal Bayt.com reported that it had registered over 116,000 jobs in first quarter of 2019, which translates into an average of 38,897 jobs per month.

According to the date disclosed by FocusEconomics, unemployment rate across the UAE consistently fell from 2.8% in 2013 to 1.6 % in 2016. In 2017 this rate went only a bit higher to1.7 %. As compared to other countries, the UAE was in a much better position in terms of unemployment.

Finding a job in UAE

If you are expat and you want to find a job in the UAE, here is what you need to do:

a. Getting the right visa

You’ll need a work visa if you want to work in the UAE and it is easy to obtain if you are employed by a company in the UAE.

It is better that you come to the UAE with a job, rather than searching for one after arriving, because that just makes things difficult for you. Most visitors to Dubai aren’t required to obtain a visa ahead of time as the government allows visa on arrival in the UAE.

Once you find a job in the UAE, your employer will take care of the rest. All you have to do is hand the employing company the required documents, like your passport number, and they will complete the process.

b. You need to get your health and labor cards

You’ll need to submit the following documents to the Department of Health and Medical Services:

a. Your medical records

b. passport copies and photo

c. job offer letter and visa application

Once you get your blood test to rule out diseases like HIV, Hepatitis C and tuberculosis, you’ll be issued a health card, which is mandatory for foreign workers in Dubai.

A labor card is also required which can be obtained from the Ministry of Labor, after you send them your passport photo, employment contract, entry visa, medical records and your employer’s labor licence.

The last thing that you must have to find a job at a business setup in Dubai is a residence visa, which is issued by Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. Documents like your passport, medical records, health certificate, original entry permit, passport photos, a copy of your labor card and the receipt from your labor card processing will be required for the residence visa.

c. Know your job market

You should know what jobs you need to apply for considering your degree and your experience. The Emirate has a wide variety of jobs mainly because business setup in Dubai is growing. Learn about companies that might have positions that you are suitable for and start applying.

Who can help you?

If you are still finding it difficult to understand how to go about the whole process of landing a job, you can just ask Business Registration Dubai for help. The consultancy, which is experienced in providing business registration and company formation UAE services, can also help you with different processes like trademark and product registration, and processes to obtain a visa.

Apart from the company formation UAE services, the experts at the firm can also help you with the documentation that you require for getting a job in the UAE. The process will be taken care of by the firm in a way that you will not realize how time passed.

If you are looking for a job in the UAE, call us now.

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