Good Headhunters in Dubai?

I'm a Creative in NYC looking to relocate to Dubai. Does anyone know a good headhunter/recruiter -- recruitment agency -- that places there?

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TRICKY
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The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time

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Max Winters

Because its Tax Free you moron, the standard of living is first class, year round sunshine and if you read up a bit more you would realise Dubai's economy is booming.
Idiot

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Booming? Famous last words huh ...

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Your atrocious spelling makes YOU the idiot. But, you probably already REALISE that.

America is the greatest country on God's green Earth.

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America is a Continent, not a country.

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AMERICA IS A CONTINENT, not a Country

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if you're street smart you can survive- basically u gotta be a conman above the rest- all bulls..t about the economy growing- you gotta grow up dude

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Exactly! Why go there when there are jobs right here. I am offering a Graphic Designer opening. This is a real job, full time and permanent with a global company that is growing. We are seeking 4 years of Designer experience with strong work experience in web design. We are Clickinks.com and are located in Lake Mary, Florida (in Orlando). Please forward your resume, along with your web links to me at teresa.fagan@clickinks.com for immediately consideration. We are not currently offering a relocation package but may consider for the right candidate. I am eager to fill this opening before the end of this month.

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Why not?

I want to work outside of the US. Since I'm a Creative, I need a place where business is done in a language I'm fluent in. I've visited Dubai and liked it.

Thanks for the sites. I was really hoping for an actual contact (either a headhunter or agency), though. Know of any?

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drunk dave
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South Africa oftens sends people up there... you could try TERSHA at THE CONNECTION, +27 11 234 4036. It's an advertising recruitment agency.

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JALAN
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Thanks... got it. I'll let you know how it goes (if interested)

Chris's picture
Chris
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yeah why is that i wonder,

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Chris
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yeah why is that i wonder,

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hey there
did you find a job in dubai? im a fashion designer relocating to dubai
if you want to chat my email adress is dubaifashiondesigner@live.com
regards
H

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Conceptual-eyes
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What language is that English or Arabic?? Thanks

JALAN's picture
JALAN
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English. I'm ok in Spanish, too, but not fluent.
Arabic... not so much. I'd love to learn, but I've been told that English is the language of advertising in Dubai.

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English is the language of advertising in DUbai because there are only very few Arabic creative people. Concepts are usually created and layedout in English and then Arabised, that's where it loses some or maybe more of it's creativeness. Add to that, you have to have Arabic in every outdoor, or the municipality will not approve it. When you have a dual language Ad Ara bic should be first, and in most cases the concept is in English, this is where the loss of messages comes from. In this part of the world, people should think the other way round, concepts should be thought and put in Arabic and then done in English, because in so many cases Ideas done in a cultural background different from the one common in Dubai, in other cases concepts done in English, and it does not work in Arabic. that all cause because Arabs are not into this business as they should be, in a metropolitan city like Dubai, both mentalities (weestren and eastren) should think togather to come with brilliant ideas.

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Intern
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hey. talk to Guilherme Rangel or Danni Thomas on 0097143445444.

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and you can inore 87.62 % of what our friend GEEhumshriber has said.

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from NYC to Dubai? are you mad? stay where you are mate

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You've obviously never been to Dubai.

Idiot

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I love suicide stories.

mamta s's picture
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check out creative mbr recruitment agency....They are great!

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Stupid Swede
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Yep check mbr, I got hired through them and they've been really good. I would never move from NY to Dubai though, but that's your call.

http://recruitment.mbrworldwide.com/
+971 4 3964141

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mamta s
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hey Stupid Swede... where do u work? any openings there for a graphic designer?

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hey try imc-dubai.com they are by far the most professional and effective head-hunters & executive search company in m.east

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Lukabwe Sulaiman

Hello everyone out there,can someone help me to get in touch with amuslim arab smart lady please!lukbssula@yahoo.co.uk

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I am looking to do the same: move from NY to Dubai and I don't know where to start.
The difference is, I am looking for branding strategy work, not advertising and not design.
Anyone knows the good branding agencies in Dubai?
How is Landor over there? good?

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looking to relocate to dubai as well.
preferably for a job within the fashion
industry. how are the salaries? cost of living, etc?
does anyone know of a specific contact?
my experience lies in brand management and marketing
for fashion brands.

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Yeah, what's the process in moving to Dubai? As a Creative Director, is it all about knowing someone more than having a job opening in Dubai? Or is it pretty much procedural, where you apply for a job like anyone else?

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I am looking to relocate to Dubai, I am an assistant in equity research at a large financial firm in ny. I only have a few years of work experience. Does anyone know the names of a few headhunters that would be able to help me? Thanks.

dereck's picture
dereck

guys if some one can really help me and get me an agency in New York. my email is ellhd@yahoo.co.uk i can send you my portfolio
apparently am in uganda and wana relocate.

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dereck

guys if some one can really help me and get me an agency in New York. my email is ellhd@yahoo.co.uk i can send you my portfolio
apparently am in uganda and wana relocate.
dereck

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Azfar Baig

Hi all

I am a Network Professional and wants to relocate to UAE. Can anyone help me out in this regards and give me some addresses of recruitment agencies so that i may contact them for my future.
Azfar

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Atif Khalid

Guys,

I have been working with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) - a british concern and I want to relocate from Pakistan to Dubai....

My forte is business development/brand management.

Can someone lemme know of an effective & efficient genuine headhunter in dubai?

Would appreciate your help.

Thanks,
AK

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i think JALAN you should consider working out side the US coz we've been seeing ads coming from the US that dont tell good about the creativity there..!! pretty weird thou..

| Everartz |

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Tapper
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is there anyone that doesn't want to fking move to dubai?

Strip. Strip. Strip.

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yeah, me

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Dubai is an interesting place to work in. I was born there and lived there all my life but there seems to be an impression that is similar among many of you. Do you even know if you'll settle in? Its a great thing people are interested. Its just that there may be things you need to consider. I mean seriously NY to Dubai..I'll understand if you really had a clear insight.

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Rami Kantari

To all people seeking employment in Dubai, just make sure you do your calculation as to accomodation cost. Employers are giving packages and when you go to find an apartment here comes the surprise, just an FYI.

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Does anyone know of any high end creative retouching studios in Dubai?

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Nabs

U.A.E is booming right now. Job offers are way more interesting then the ones in the states. Tax free, offers include accommodations and transportation. My field is in the hospitality industry. Does anyone knows a headhunter company or a recruiting agency that specializes in hospitality. Thank you

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spicyjaan
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Hey dude.. DO NOT! COME HERE..

I'm in Dubai since childhood. Here, its all discrimination. There is lots & lots of discrimination between ARABS-ASIANS-NATIONALS.

Salaries are like peanuts, Legal issues regarding visas/employment etc.

I had many friends, 90% have gone to Canada or US. Atleast after staying for there 10 years you will get the nationality but here forget it.

SO MY ADVICE TO YOU, THINK 100 TIMES B4 U LAND HERE..

SAMEER

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Just curious as to why so negative about Dubai. I have travelled and worked in a lot of countries and Dubai is an architectural wonder when speaking of my profession which is construction.

Thanks
Rick

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Pascale

Hello,

I'm a headhunter, CONEXIA, a Construction Executive Search.

If you are interested in a job in Dubai, you can always send us your resume through our website www.conexia.com.

By the way, in November I am going on a business trip to Dubai, so afterwards I will again have much more information for you.

Best regards,

Pascale.

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Why do you search for construction executives on adsoftheworld, that is a mystery...

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dear thecreature

i would appreciate your advise if you be so kind i need to relocate asap they told me dubai is good place to start and her i am
if you know a better place to contact please let me know and thanks

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Pascale, is your website English friendly?

Thanks
Rick

Over 30 years in construction, I have travelled and work abroad for 9 years.

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dear pascale
fron new york/new jersey ....i am a project manager in construction with electrical and electronics and security system consulting background. i am looking to relocate to dubai i appreciate if you help set up a nice package deal with a good employer there . please contact me at gtamzrian@aol.com
looking forward to hear from you soon
thanks
sincerely
gregory

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here_I_am

Hi,

Would anyone know any aerospace/aeronautics headhunter in Dubai? I have been living there for some time now...

Being granted the nationality of a country should not be a reason why you move there. The right to work for your talents should prevail versus the social advantages sought when going abroad.
Expat packages provided here are large enough to make it up for an unnecessary piece of paper prooving of a nationality you were not born with and entitling to social rights...and duties too.

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Hello all,

I am a bank executive from Canada, and I am looking to relocate to Dubai. Do you know of any head hunting firms that specializes in financial services and banking ?

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Hi, are you already in Dubai? I used to work for UBS Investment in London and now I work for one of the most dynamic Private Equity in Central and Eastern Europe. I always wanted to move to Dubai for a couple of years.

Doeas anyone know a good headhunter operating in banking field or any other realted business in Dubai? I would reallz appreciate your help. My email is jan.chrenko@yahoo.co.uk.

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Hi,

I am a technical communicator (technical writer) from Pakistan. I have just invested in real estate in Dubai. Now, I would like to get a job with a multinational software concern out there. I have over 8 years of hands-on working experience with local as well as Fortune 500 companies operating out of Pakistan. I am going to be there mid Nov and was wondering If I can meet up with head hunters in Dubai - just to get my resume circulating in the Dubai market.

thoughts anyone?

Looking forward to hearing from anyone with useful information.

Thanks a bunch.

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Hi,

I am a technical communicator (technical writer) from Pakistan. I have just invested in real estate in Dubai. Now, I would like to get a job with a multinational software concern out there. I have over 8 years of hands-on working experience with local as well as Fortune 500 companies operating out of Pakistan. I am going to be there mid Nov and was wondering If I can meet up with head hunters in Dubai - just to get my resume circulating in the Dubai market.

thoughts anyone?

Looking forward to hearing from anyone with useful information.

Thanks a bunch.

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Guest commenter

Hi,
Me and My husband wants to move to dubai.Is there any headhunters recruting IT people.

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To the person who said its tax-free you need to get a clue. Dubai is tax-free but as an American you still have to pay federal income taxes on any income you earn overseas. If you don't, trust me you'll be audited and have to pay tons more in interest and penalties as well as likely be convicted of tax evasion.

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i am from canada visitong UAE for exploring jobs in banking. Have very rich experience in banking--Any headhunter interested pleas let me know.

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Hi, are you already in Dubai? I used to work for UBS Investment in London and now I work for one of the most dynamic Private Equity firm in Central and Eastern Europe. I always wanted to move to Dubai for a couple of years.

Does anyone know a good headhunter operating in banking field or any other related business in Dubai? I would really appreciate your help. My email is jan.chrenko@yahoo.co.uk.

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hello, i am also very interested in moving to dubai. if you know of any headhunters in health, education, or business, please let me know. i have travelled there many times, and really would like to work there. thank you

Andreas N Thon's picture
Andreas N Thon

There are many recruitment companies in Dubai, but not that many headhunter companies. Try SAM Headhunting UAE a part of SAM headhunting Group with more than 200 headhunters globally. www.samheadhunting.ae

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sayyed

I moved from U.A.E to Canada got the citizenship would like to work in a bank or any financial institute in U.A.E again any head hunters or interested parties can contact me
Thaanks

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can someone tell these fools that this is an advertising blog

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I am very interested to tie up with your concern. I am working as a IT Recruiter. I have more than 2+years experience in the field of recruitment. Can you please contact me salnazi@gmail.com

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I am very interested to tie up with your concern. I am working as a IT Recruiter. I have more than 2+years experience in the field of recruitment. Can you please contact me salnazi@gmail.com

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Thanks for the comments everyone (most everyone). I actually haven't been back to this site for over a year. If this is interesting to anyone... here's an update:

I spoke to a headhunter in Dubai. I was told that he was the best creative recruiter there. He was cordial, but not overly interested in helping unless I flew out there to meet him (which is completely understandable.)

On my own I managed to get a phone interview for an ECD position at TWA, but, again, nothing came of it. I guess there's enough talent -- or at least enough experience -- in the UAE that a New York advertising background isn't enough of a commodity to warrant plane tickets and hotel just for an interview.

Now I'm setting my sites on Asia... It's been easier, but everything has been through networking and personal introductions. Not recruiters or cold calls. Things are starting to move, here, though. Fingers crossed.

However... with this economic tsunami (econami?), I'm also moving from advertising into brand building and creative strategy. I've spent the last 2 years working on developing new skill sets to that end.

And Everartz, if you tune in again, you're right. Ads from the US are way worse than Europe. But what can you do when even if the agency has talent, most of our clients want focus groups to make decisions? Puppies & Babies, Demos & Calls-to-action. Unfortunately, my career hasn't taken me to any of the 10 or 15 shops that get hired to do really inspired creative. And, at my age and seniority, I can get good positions, but not those. I never managed to build a portfolio of kick-ass, produced work. It's the big regret of my career.

Best.

J

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Guys, I tried to contact some headhunters (5-6 companies) there by email, with the online portfolio full of awards, I did not receive a single answer... I figured out they do not really need talents down there... Anyone has a different experience?

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Oh dear justpassingby is a wee bit impatient with fools like me who have came across this site through a search...please forgive us mere IT mortals who are doing our best to network and find headhunters...as we all know headhunters know headhunters and work on retention fees...you just never know one of us may find our perfect position thru our foolish efforts.

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Jawhari
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Guys dont de tricked by the name DUBAI, wait until you come and then you will start paying hidden tax..... honestly you know nothing about dubai....

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i have an interest in dubai too! just been reading through the comments is there really alot of discriminations between asians and arabs? im indian and that threw me back a little.. im studying creative advertising in london and dubai is a dream away for me but still contemplating whether to relocate there...?

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he guys thats was really helping gat a few hints about dubai, well i wana move to dubai too, i iam computer networks(wired,Wireless) expert and servers simply i would say iam in IT, well i need some head hunters in IT or some one to link me up over there...reach at alexdixons@gmail.com

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tamer samy
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Dubai !!
if anyone needs a graphic designer in the US, let me know..

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I am a Marketing Manager with 15+ years of experience ( in India) specialising in Marketing and Communication. My skill sets include People Management, Promotions, Advertising, Direct Marketing (incl. Loyalty programs), PR, Visual Merchandising, Training, Market Research/Competition tracking, Strategy & Analysis. Market development, Brand Building & Brand Management, Product Management, Sourcing & vendor management, product development and general management.

Have exposure with verticals like : Insurance, Consumer Products, Consumer Electronics, Optical, Fashion/ Luxury/ Retail, gems & jewellery

I wish to relocate to UAE/GCC countries. Can anyone help me finding a job or pass on some headhunters e-mails in this area of specialisation. My id is: cvr_2001in@yahoo.com

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mostly who lives in dubai is looking for a chance to get out with same or less packages, who lives outside ready to move in with same conditions,
the thing about dubai is their r very good on making a reputation but to be honest to me so far it looks so fake.
and really there is a long list of discrepancies.
gud luck to all

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Meanwhile, if you are white from nothern europe or nothern america you are welcome. rest of them are ugly and cannot think.

An arab

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i am an electrical engineer / consultant for construction company in new york speaks three languages english french and arabic i would like to relocate to dubai abou dabi or emerates. looking for an employment agency that offer a good deal for relocation

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I'm an Art Director living in Dubai and I would love to move to NY. Let's exchange jobs.

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I don't see what the big deal is with all the hate in Dubai... I've lived in Toronto most of my life, have visited New York many times and have travelled quiet a bit around the world... in my opinion yes there is racism in Dubai, and many other social problems, but are you telling me that there is no crime in New York or poverty?

New York is a fun place to live and yes the social atmosphere can't be compared to Dubai... however, I just moved here from Toronto and I find this city to be just magnificent... and the year round sun is definitely a bonus :)

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What would be the best headhunting / recruitement agency for someone who wishes to work in the domain of mobile / digital advertising ?

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O dear!

Dubai is great in many aspects and if you are thinking of coming her, do so but keep in mind that you will quickly be in financial troubles and then might have to stay here much longer than you planned.

Come on a very long vacation but dont divorce NYC for here>>>

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My honest advice to anyone planning to come to Dubai for employment- NOT for another 5 years at least. It has swwn it's halycon days till early-2008, thereafter down the dumps. The economy is controlled by Real Estate and that sector has collapsed beyond salvage.

The only Emirate which is growing is Abu Dhabi as it still runs on Petro-dollars! Consider it as an option if you get any opening here but at the same time, remember that the cost of living is high, specially, accomodation.

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hi guys i am a canadian police officer looking into moving to duabi and seeking a job in corporate sector as a security manager like big hotels or multinationl.. is there any body who can help..

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Hello,

I am from Serbia, and I am trying to go to Dubai or Abu Dhabi to work. I am experienced costume designer, working on movies and in theater. I am also graphic designer and beginner in video design and freelance makeup artist. If anyone could help please contact me lolipopdesign@gmail.com

Thanx :)

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Thanks, I hope this will be useful blog to find job

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