Complete guide on how to get job in Dubai first time?

Complete guide on how to get job in Dubai first time
Complete guide on how to get job in Dubai first time

Complete guide on how to get job in Dubai first time?

How can you get a job in Dubai complete guideline for fresher?

I am writing this article to provide a complete comprehensive guideline for job seekers in Dubai.  There are thousands of people who come to get job in Dubai and they don’t have enough experience on “how to get job in Dubai”. Due to lack of experience, they cannot find job and waste money and time. Read the whole article it will give you complete and comprehensive guidelines and useful tips on how a fresher can get a job in Dubai on visit visa.

Things you should do before coming to get job in Dubai:

Buy a sim card:

I saw many people who come for a job search in Dubai, they waste their time and money. First of all to achieve the primary objective of Dubai visit is to find a job in Dubai. To avoid time contact your friend or relative in Dubai or in UAE to arrange a sim card for you. Once they buy the sim card you can receive that sim card here from the courier company. Sky Net a courier company charge 40 AED to send a sim card to Pakistan. You can check rates of sending sim card to your country here. It will take 3 days to arrive. If you don’t have any relative or friend there then no issue, you can still find jobs in UAE or jobs in Dubai. You will use this sim number on your CV and sending emails before coming to Dubai to get job in Dubai.

Which visa is best to get a job in Dubai?

3-month visit visa is the best visa type you should take to get a job in Dubai. Many people take 1-month visit visa that is not good for finding jobs in Dubai. 1 month is very short time for finding jobs in Dubai. Thousands of jobs are produced by UAE market on the daily basis. Some companies like banks, insurance companies, and big organization usually take more than 1 month time period for hiring. If you come on 1-month visit visa then you will lose that chance of getting a job in big organizations. I have seen many students who come here on a 1-month visit visa but when they go back to their home country they receive interview call but they could not give an interview. I always recommend getting a 3-month visit visa.

The cost of 90 days visit visa is around 1000 AED. You can get more information about all types of visit visa for Dubai here. You can take visit visa from any agent.

What documents are required and which Documents has to be attested to get job in Dubai?

First of all here is the list of document that you should bring with you in Dubai

  1. Your country national identity card
  2. 02-Copies of your parents identity card
  3. 24 passport size colored photo
  4. Driving License if you have ( otherwise not necessary)
  5. 2 – colored copies of passport ( passport copy will help in case of emergency)

Here is list of academic documents that you should take for finding jobs in Dubai

  1. Original school education certificate
  2. Original College certificates
  3. Original university certificates
  4. Original diploma certificate ( if you have)
  5. Original any extra documents like top achievement certificate in school, college or university, character certificate or any other related certificate

You should attest your college and university certificates and a diploma from relevant education body then ministry of foreign affair and at last from UAE embassy. There are many jobs that are given on the spot to that person who have complete education certificates and all certificates are attested.

If you are in that field that requires portfolio like architecture, graphic designer etc. then always bring your portfolio in USB or if possible on hard copy.

If you have an international driving license then always bring driving license. Companies always prefer in UAE to give those person jobs who have driving license. The person who has an international driving license is always given more preference.

Get a GPRS enabled mobile it will help you to find job location easily. Ensure that you have a laptop also with you.

Preparation of CV:

The only thing on which you will get a job is your CV. Your CV is your marketing. Always spent more time to make your CV perfect. It is better to give some money to professional CV maker to get most professional cv. bad CV will never give you a job even if you are eligible. To make professional CV I will recommend Pakistan most professional sales guru Ashraf chudray. They charge on average 20 $ only and will give you best professional CV. You can contact with them here.

I will recommend never come to Dubai for job hunting if you don’t have professional CV.

Make Professional Linkedin Profile:

Many people underestimate the power of social media. Linkedin is that platform that is used by most of professional in UAE. Jobs in Dubai are also posted on Linkedin and many people get a job in Dubai through Linkedin. To get more information how LinkedIn will work to get a job in Dubai you can contact Ashraf Chaudhry here.

If you are looking for white collar job in Dubai then always equip yourself with the LinkedIn profile.

What Next to get a job in Dubai?

Before coming to Dubai start applying on jobs before 10 days of arriving in Dubai. I have already written a useful article how you should apply for jobs before coming to Dubai here

7 Essential checklists before coming to Dubai for jobs hunting” 

You should read this article. Some useful tips and tricks are also available on this site. You can also read those before coming to Dubai.

Book that will lead to finding good jobs in Dubai:

There are three books that you should read before coming to Dubai. These are

Don’t they know it’s Friday by Jeremy Williams

Understanding Arabs” by Margaret K. Nydell.

In eBook section of this website a good job hunting book is available that you should read before coming to Dubai for a job in Dubai. You can read that book here Dubai job hunting eBook

Out of this three book I have added one eBook. I will add other two books also in eBook section of this page.

These are the things that every fresher needs to do before coming to UAE for job hunting. Always remember Dubai is a great place for distraction always focus on your objective.

Upon arriving Dubai How to get job in Dubai:

Once you have landed in Dubai then your real exam starts. It is possible that you have got the call on the sim that you have bought before for an interview. If you got any call in home country for an interview then tell them that you will come on that day for an interview. Once you arrive in Dubai call back to the employer and say that you are available for interview and go there.

Where to find jobs in Dubai?

I am giving you some useful websites for finding jobs in Dubai. Start early in the morning and start applying for jobs available on these websites:

Make connections on Linkedin and start applying from LinkedIn also.

You can also apply to direct companies’ website on their career page from given link.

Apply on direct company’s website

You can also inbox to my page to receive a list of thousands of companies email addresses, websites, addresses and phone number.

Like this page and inbox me. I will send you data free of cost.

Visit given Facebook pages to receive daily jobs updates. These Facebook pages also update daily newspaper jobs. You don’t need to buy gulf news or Khaleej time to see daily jobs. Like these given pages to keep yourself updated about new jobs.

Never miss a single job, always apply on every job related to your field.


To get a job in Dubai on visit visa reference are also useful. Reference in Dubai is like sending you to any company table where you can give an interview. If you are eligible then you can get a job In Dubai. Always make new connections and tell them you are here for job search.

Walk in interview:

There are many jobs where you can go and give walk in interview. These walk in the interview are also useful. They usually provide on the spot job in Dubai. You should never miss any walk in interview.

News ads:

Good tips that are very useful to find a job in Dubai is to give your ad in Khaleej times or gulf news. It will cost you 230 AED. But ROI is good. Almost every office receive the newspaper. You can place your ad as a job seeker on these newspaper and I am sure you will get an interview call.

Dubbizzle featured ad:

The only website for a featured ad I will recommend is Other websites don’t have too much effective

Recruitment agencies:

Never give a single penny to any recruitment agency in Dubai for jobs in UAE. It is illegal to take money for the job. There are many recruitment agencies that provide jobs. You should visit their office and give them cv. I already have written a comprehensive article on how to get jobs in Dubai through recruitment agencies here

How to find jobs in Dubai from Dubai recruitment companies or agents”.

You should read this and you will get a list of thousands of recruitment agencies.

Best Time to Apply for Job online :

The best time to apply for jobs in Dubai is Morning time. whenever a company post a job then thousands of people apply for jobs. the best time to send CV is morning time which will enable your CV to become visible on 1st page of companies CV list.

Personal Visit to Business Buildings:

After applying for online jobs start visiting Business buildings and offices and ask for any job. whenever you enter in the company office ask receptionist that  you want to meet HR officer. Drop your CV there.

CV Sending companies :

There are many companies who spread your CV along with newspaper and personally all around the UAE and especially to get job in Dubai. Believe me this service work a lot.cvwarehaus is company who send CV to all offices.

Salary negotiation:

At start, you will be given low salary but to accept any salary from employer first make your budget. If you are comfortable with that salary then you should take that job. Otherwise reject it. If any employer offers you a salary always counter the employer and say them to increase your salary. Usually, employer increases the salary on the spot.

Interview Dressing :

Last but not the least how to win interview. I have share these two picture how you can dress yourself to win interview. Remember first impression is last impression.

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how to get jobs in dubai first time on visit visa-interview dress female


These are the some tips and guidelines how to get a job in Dubai on visit visa. I write many articles on Dubai job hunting. Explore this site so that you can get maximum knowledge on Dubai job hunting and get your dream jobs.

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