‘Surge’ in expats looking for work in UAE
Employment prospects are up, despite predicted drop in Dubai’s population this year.
January 20, 2010 8:44 by kippreport
There has been a ‘surge’ in job applications from expatriates looking for work in the Emirates, according to a report by the UAE’s state-owned news service.
“The UAE remains a popular destination among expatriate workers from all over the world as employment prospects in the country have increased by up to 8.3 per cent annually and is expected to maintain its upbeat growth in 2010,” said the WAM report, quoting a survey by recruitment website Careertunity.com.
However, the news seems at odds with another report, published by Shuaa Capital, which predicts that Dubai will see a population decline of 3.6 percent this year, and its economy contract by 0.4 percent.