Jobs in Dubai

Jobs in Dubai come with a whole load of perks sure to make you the envy of your friends and family.

Sure, you might lose some Instagram followers jealous of your new sun-filled lifestyle, but let’s see what you get in return...

  • Tax-free salaries? Tick!
  • An average of five days’ rain ALL YEAR, with average temperatures of 25℃ in the winter? Tick!
  • Peace of mind living in one of the safest cities on the planet? Tick!
  • Within reach of some of the most exotic travel destinations in the world? Tick!

You get the picture. Life in Dubai is not too shabby.

A heady mix of luxury, culture, nightlife, city and sea, it’s an ideal location for an amazing work/life balance - well on its way to becoming a bonafide global business hub with vast professional opportunities.

And the specialist international recruitment division here at The People Pod can help make your dream of working in Dubai a reality. Just remember to send us a postcard.

With over 30 years of experience placing leading professionals in roles in the Middle East, we can help you find the perfect role in the IT & technology, hospitality, retail or sales sector.

To speak to our friendly team about how we can help you secure your dream job overseas, call 01204 589 555 or complete our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, browse our jobs below or upload your CV - it only takes a few seconds.

A Dubai Recruitment Consultancy for Employers

We’re not just here to help leading candidates find their perfect roles in Dubai. We also work closely with some of the biggest employers in the city, helping them find the talent that they need to level up their operations.

Our bread and butter is seeking out the brightest leaders in a given sector and putting them on a plate for you to snap up before your competition does.

So if you’re a Dubai-based employer looking for the experience and skills offered by the best of British industry, let’s have a chat about what we can do for you.

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Retail Jobs in Dubai

The retail sector in Dubai is positively booming.

A key player in the global retail arena, the city’s 1,600-square-mile oasis of commerce is filled with dozens of malls that attract millions of visitors.

According to the CBRE, the emirate is now the most important international shopping destination in the world, with 62% of global retailers present in the city.

So when we say it’s the ideal location for a rewarding career in retail, we’re not lying!

Not only that, but retail companies in Dubai really value the expertise of the UK retail market - so if you are experienced in the retail sector, there is a good chance you will be in demand.

Here are some of the retail jobs in Dubai we recruit for:

  • Global Head of Retail
  • Global Head of Buying
  • Retail Country Manager
  • Head of eCommerce - Global
  • Global Head of Merchandising
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Hospitality Jobs in Dubai

Dubai is the fourth-most visited city in the world, with the fifth busiest airport in the world. Oh, and did we mention there are now more than 500 hotels, and over 100,000 hotel rooms available to visitors?

All of this makes the city an ideal place to take a career in hospitality to the next level.

Some examples of hospitality jobs that we have filled include:

  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Food Service
  • Head of Fine Dining
  • Head of Casual Dining
  • Head of Food & Beverage
  • Country Hospitality Manager
  • Head of Customer Experience
  • People Director
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Sales Jobs in Dubai

If selling’s your thing, you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere better to exercise your sales muscles than in Dubai!

0% corporate tax rates means that businesses from across all sectors flock to the emirate, making it a global business hub where salespeople have fantastic opportunities to find the cause that they want to shout from the rooftops about.

Here are some of the sales jobs we have recruited for:

  • Global Sales Director
  • Global Sales Manager
  • Global Account Executive
  • EMEA Head of Sales
  • EMEA Sales Manager
  • EMEA Account Executive
  • International Business Development Director
  • International Business Development Manager
  • Global Account Manager
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IT, Technology & Digital Jobs in Dubai

Opportunities for tech leaders looking for their dream role should consider a move to Dubai, given the city’s exciting plans for the future.

The emirate is one of the world’s top five cities for using tech to improve residents’ lives AND it’s set itself the goal of becoming the world’s smartest city by 2021. Lofty ambitions indeed - ambitions that have made it a magnet for digital businesses.

In the region’s Internet City alone there are 1,600+ companies, including Google, Microsoft, Oracle Systems, Dell and many more.

Below are just some of the roles we have recruited for in the tech industry:

  • Global Head of Marketing
  • Global Head of Buying
  • Head of IT - International
  • Head of eCommerce - Global
  • International Head of Digital
  • Head of Paid Advertising - International
  • Head of SEO - Global
  • Head of Content - Global

Why The People Pod?

We’ve been placing the brightest and best into dream jobs in Dubai for more than three decades, creating relationships with some of the top employers in the region while we’re at it.

Not to blow our own trumpet too hard, but we’re popular for a reason. We combine advanced, modern recruitment methodologies with an unbridled enthusiasm for helping people make the most of their careers.

We immerse ourselves in the roles we’re recruiting for and we’ve even been known to perform the job that we’re looking to fill ourselves, to truly understand what it takes to meet the employer’s requirements!

And we like to think we offer more than just the chance to bag a rewarding career abroad - we'll work with you to enlighten you on the workplace cultures, customs and ways of life in the UAE so that you’re fully prepared for every stage of your application and working life once you’ve secured your role.

Whatever you need, we’re here to help. Even if you just need tips on how to make more space in your suitcase!

Contact Us

To speak to our friendly team about how we can help you secure your dream job overseas, call 01204 589 555 or complete our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, browse our jobs below or upload your CV - it only takes a few minutes

Dubai Insights

Do I need a visa?

To work in Dubai, you will first need to apply for a residence visa, which is typically valid for three years.

You will then need to apply for a work permit - known as a Labor card - Ministry of Labor. However, there are different types of work permits required for different roles, so you’ll need to do your research first.

You can find out more about Dubai work visas here.

What are the benefits of working in Dubai?

Where do we start?!

It offers:

  • Tax-free salaries
  • Long sandy beaches
  • State-of-the-art town planning making it easy to get around
  • A huge choice of different types of restaurants and cuisines
  • A gateway to the world, with relatively short flight times to a whole host of countries across the world
  • A sense of security, being one of the safest cities on the planet
  • The cost of accommodation is relatively low
  • Best-in-class shopping
  • 365 days of sun
  • A strong and stable economy
  • High education standards, with over 80 schools marked ‘outstanding’
  • A large expat community
  • Outdoor activities all year round
  • A high quality of life
  • A family-friendly environment
  • Some of the world’s most popular sporting events, such as the Dubai Sevens

And much more!

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