Working in Dubai – General Information

To work in Dubai you must have an Employment Visa. An Employment Visa can only be issued by your employer. This is the first in a series of 'Working in Dubai' guides. We'll take you through the various steps relating to the process and documentation in later

Updated 06-July-2014  


As expats make up approximately 80% of the population of the UAE the Emiratis seem to be outnumbered. Emiratis are justly very proud of their leadership and country and they are the cornerstone of life in Dubai.

Expat workers come from every imaginable country and work in every conceivable job from ‘red flag man’ to C-Level positions. Many have come to Dubai and started their own businesses in either ‘Mainland’ Dubai or one of any number of Free Zones.

The Team at Dubai Survival Guide are writing up these different reports and we’ll publish them on this website as soon as possible. Please keep returning to this page for more information.

The advice provided in our columns does not constitute legal advice and is provided for information only. Readers are encouraged to seek appropriate independent legal advice.

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