Looking for a job in the UAE? 11 things you should know as an emirates job seeker

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If you are looking for a job in the UAE, there are various things you should know about UAE work environment.

Looking for a job in the UAE?

1. Visa and passport

Being a job seeker in UAE you should have a Passport, UAE Visa/ UAE Tourist Visa/UAE Visit Visa, and a Work Visa to enter and work in UAE. The work visa will be arranged by your employer if you have a job in Dubai.

2. The UAE currency

The UAE currency is known as Arab Emirates Dirham (AED. Get the money exchanges across the country in malls and shopping centers.

3. Working hours

Working hours in the UAE are regular as nine working hours per a day.

4. Vacations

Expats who looking for a job in UAE are eligible for the annual leave of 30 days. Which consists of 22 days paid vacation and all public holidays are paid.

5. Pay entitlements

UAE employees are provided with End of Service Gratuity (ESG) which includes 21 days annually and first five years of service.

6. UAE tax system

The main reason why many job seekers prefer to work in UAE is UAE is tax free and many job seekers are able to comfortably enjoy their salary without tax deductions.

7. Cost of living

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the most expensive cities in the Middle East and cost of living is higher in the UAE.

8. Local time and code

The UAE time zone in is approximately GMT+ 04.00. The international country code is +971.

9. Local transportation in UAE

Different types of public transportation are available in the UAE. Dubai and Sharjah have bus services like Dubai Bus and Mowasalat with comfortable and cheap prices.

10. Health care facilities

Healthcare is most important and the UAE has wide range of healthcare cities like Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Dubai Healthcare City and Sharjah Healthcare City.

11. Language

Arabic is the widely used and official language of the UAE, other foreign languages like English, Hindi, Farsi, Urdu, and Malayalam are also spoken across the UAE.

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