When looking for a job, it is advisable not to canvass companies during the month of Ramadan, a period during which working hours are shortened and the hiring process is not the priority of companies. The December or January period corresponds to winter holidays when many expatriates return to their countries to spend the end of the year celebrations with the family. Here too, hiring takes second place. The summer period seems the most favorable for your job search because it corresponds to the departure season for many expatriates, who follow the school calendar. However, for dubai residency you will need to be specific on the visa part.
To work in the United Arab Emirates, you need a visa and a work permit.
If you have found a job in the United Arab Emirates from abroad, then you will only need a passport valid for a minimum of six months at the time of entry into the country and recent color photographs. It will then be up to your company to take care of the procedure and all the costs relating to obtaining your work permit.
If you wish to carry out your job searches on the spot, it is also possible by arriving with a tourist visa at first. People of French or European nationality do not need to apply for a visa beforehand, and will directly receive a visa valid for 90 days upon the arrival. Once there, you can then obtain a work permit if the company wishing to hire you sponsors you, by following the procedure explained above. It will then be possible to request a modification of your tourist visa to a work permit without leaving the Emirates. The process is also possible by leaving and re-entering the country.
Please note, it should be noted that people with sexually transmitted diseases are not eligible for a work permit in the United Arab Emirates. The procedures for obtaining visas are constantly evolving. In order to have up-to-date and reliable information, it is strongly advised to contact the French Embassy located in Abu Dhabi or that of the United Arab Emirates in Paris.
Once installed in the United Arab Emirates, we advise you to register with the Consulate, which will allow you to be registered as French Abroad and to vote from abroad, for example. A dedicated online platform facilitates your procedures on the site of the Consulate General of France in Dubai.
Working conditions in the United Arab Emirates
In the United Arab Emirates, the employment contract for expatriates includes salary and many advantages which we are not used to at home. In fact, it is common for the company in which you work to take charge of all or part of your accommodation, the purchase of new furniture, your telephone plan and part of your food. It can even go even further with the provision of an A / R in your country of origin for you and your family, the school fees of your children or even your moving costs. All of this must be negotiated when signing your employment contract. Employment in the United Arab Emirates is governed by a much less rigid labor code than in other countries, which greatly facilitates hiring, but also dismissal no notice required. Consequently, it is not uncommon to change employers several times.