The work place of the future: The Middle East

11 Oct 2022

The Middle East: The work place of the future

The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing and most desirable tourist and business destinations in the world including countries such as Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. There are a variety of IT/Change jobs in the region and with fast-growing economies, outstanding employment prospects and an unrivalled quality of life, it is no surprise that the city attracts thousands of IT professionals from around the world.

The Middle East has become an employment hotspot for both those seeking employment and for international companies looking to relocate or establish local operations. One of the most attractive aspects of working in Dubai is the fact that there are no personal taxes levied against your income from employment. This means that if you work in the region you will enjoy and benefit from your entire salary.

For those seeking a high quality of life and sunshine all year round, countries like Dubai are a great place to live and work. There are plenty of jobs across the region for both contractors and permanent staff. Like the UK there is a high work ethic and high expectations so working in the region is not a holiday!

Employers in the Middle East region expect high-levels of formal qualifications and substantial work experience from candidates. As such, CV’s and cover letters need to be tailored to the specific job, emphasise relevant skills and experience and include any Middle Eastern work-based experience or language abilities.

Initial interviews are often carried out either on the telephone or via video conference calls. Occasionally candidates are invited out to the region for interviews or if the company has international offices they may come to you.

Initial interviews are often brief and informal. Similar to the UK, there are selection processes and so more than one interview is common.

There are all types of Jobs across the Middle East in the IT/Change sector requiring professional skills. Roles are varied and opportunities are endless across various areas including digital, data, cyber, cloud and transformation.

Some of the various companies that have offices in Dubai, Qatar, Saudi Arabia include PWC, EY, Deloitte, KPMG, Oracle, Microsoft and Intel Corporation.

Contact Alexander Ash for the current opportunities across the Middle East region.