Sunday, September 16, 2018

New 20 Job vacancies at Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai Expo is poised to be a spectacular event when it opens its doors on October 20, 2020.

This will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia and bring a multitude of opportunities for businesses in construction, real estate, hospitality, tourism and aviation industries, and contracts worth billions of dirhams will be signed.

According to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI), the UAE registered a healthy 14 per cent growth in jobs in the first half of 2018. Added to this is the large capital investments and infrastructure that is being created by Dubai for the Expo 2020.

Expo 2020 will brighten job prospects in legal, tax and accounts, finance, and human resources fields -- especially in pharmaceutical, FMCG, retail, hospitality, construction and boutique investment firms.

Expo 2020 is looking for people to join the dynamic team and is keen to tap the best of world-class talent. If you want to be part of their innovative, creative and diverse team, apply for the many job opportunities that are posted on the Expo2020 website.

Manager - Social Media Content
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Senior Country Manager
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Pavilion Content Designer
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Director - Visual Arts
Career Level: Director

Manager - International Participants
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Head Technical
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Senior Manager - Destination Marketing
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Welcome Officer
Career Level: Entry Level

Director Legal - District 2020
Career Level: Director

Senior Manager - Customs & Freight Forwarding
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Assistant Manager - Social Campaigns
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Assistant Manager - Internal Audit (UAE National)
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Head of Production - Venue Management Live Entertainment
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Pavilion Director
Career Level: Director

Pavilion Storyteller and Content Curator
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Assistant Manager - Agile Delivery
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Assistant Manager - Creative Reality
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Senior Manager - Creative Reality
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Senior Manager - Customer Relationship Management
Career Level: Mid Senior level

Director Live Entertainment
Career Level: Director

Friday, September 14, 2018

UAE's ADNOC unveils a plan to expand homes,Create jobs at Ruwais City

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced major development plans for Ruwais City, a 6.9 sq km community in Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region.

The project will see the city’s population nearly double, over the next 15 years, to more than 50,000 people, as well as the creation of thousands of new skilled jobs in parallel with ADNOC’s investment in its downstream operations.

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, also unveiled the new Ruwais city brand identity – Where Opportunity Lives.

ADNOC said the Ruwais City development plan complements its decision to invest AED165 billion to develop the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in Ruwais.

It said in a statement that the development of both the industrial complex and the city will see a significant spill-over impact on the local economy, as local contractors and businesses grow in tandem, providing a significant boost for the local economy

Al Jaber said: “Our investment in the further development of Ruwais City is an investment in our people, our most important asset. It is not just about enhancing the city’s infrastructure; it is about improving residents’ quality of life as we continue to build a strong, sustainable community and create greater value for the benefit of the local economy, the region and the nation.

“The AED165 billion investment in our downstream operations, over the next five years, will have a big ripple effect that will create new employment opportunities, establish new businesses and enable existing businesses to grow and prosper. The specific value will also be significant as we expand our operations, introduce new high-value products and grow our downstream market share.”

He said ADNOC is constructing more than 3,000 new residential units bringing the total number of city housing units to more than 10,000, with more to be built as required.

The city’s development will also include a number of projects focused on lifestyle, recreation and community, including new beach facilities, a central park, traditional souq, 18-hole golf course, cricket field, running track and cycling track, as well as the expansion of the public transport network, a range of community and civic centers and a number of health centres.

Counted among Ruwais City’s community offerings are eight schools and universities, three pharmacies, three major markets, three travel agencies, four fitness clubs, two large parks, a major shopping mall and range of other commercial and civic centres.

The announcement follows ADNOC’s Downstream Investment Forum, held in May, where more than 40 global CEOs and over 700 senior industry leaders learned about ADNOC’s plans to become a leading global downstream player.

The strategy is expected to add more than 15,000 jobs by 2025 and contribute an additional 1 per cent to GDP per year.

The investment program will see the entire Ruwais complex upgraded, including the construction of one of the world’s largest mixed feed crackers, and trebling petrochemicals production capacity from 4.5 mtpa to 14.4 mtpa by 2025.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Google Launches a new Feature to help Job seekers in UAE, rest of the Arab world

Google has just rolled out a new feature that now makes it easier for job seekers in UAE to look for new vacancies. The global tech giant announced that it has enhanced its search homepage and app, allowing users in the country and 14 other states in the Middle East to save time and effort when searching for job opportunities.

With the new feature, a simple job search on Google will now yield more detailed results, which can include important data, such as how much salary is being offered and what people are saying about the potential employer.

People looking for jobs can also receive email alerts about new vacancies that crop up within their area of interest, further “simplifying” the job search and application process.

“Starting today, users will find a series of results from across the web on the main Google Search results page, after entering a job-related query in Arabic (Example: ‘marketing jobs in Riyadh’) that meet their unique needs,” said Google in a press release

“The results will include details under each job position like salary information, reviews and ratings of the employer, as well as different options to apply for a job, or use a location filter to see jobs in the areas that are convenient to the user.”

More and more job seekers in the Arab world are using Google to look for employment opportunities. According to Google Trends data, Arabic job-related queries trended the most in August 2015. The data also suggested that more people tend to look for jobs in the summer.

Google’s new feature has been made possible through the firm’s partnership with 11 local and regional job portals from across the Middle East and North Africa, including Bayt, WUZZUF, Forasna, Emploitic, Novojob, Rekrute, Jobzella, Wzayef, Akhtaboot, Laimoon, and GulfTalent.

“Every month, over four million people land on our site from Google, in their search for a better career, and searching for a job can highly benefit from a streamlined and distinct experience that begins right on the search result page,” said Omar Tahboub, general manager of

“Even in the pilot state, we have already seen the impact this makes on the recruitment process for companies and job seekers.”

The new enhancement is also available to users in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Dubai Expo 2020 is looking for 30,000 Volunteers

Seven thousand volunteers have already been registered to be a part of the Expo 2020 experience in Dubai. But with 23,000 additional spots still available, the newly-opened House of Volunteers is now welcoming hopeful applicants to take part in a short interview to become part of the team.

Inaugurated by Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, the House of Volunteers (located on the Dubai Expo 2020 site), will now act as the dedicated hub for recruiting volunteers.

If you want to become part of the Expo 2020 team, all you have to do is register an application at If successful, you will then be called forward for a "casual and friendly"20-minute interview.

The criteria are simple too; you just have to be 18 or over. No skills or qualifications needed. The hours are flexible too.

With an aim to recruit 30,000 volunteers before and during the Expo in 2020, that means about 23,000 additional spots are still up for grabs.

Speaking to Khaleej Times on Monday, Abeer, Head of Volunteers, Expo 2020 Dubai said the interview process to become a volunteer will be quick and easy.

"We will have 15 dedicated interview hubs within the House of Volunteers and hopeful participants will go through just one interview before being selected to become a volunteer."

To meet the 30,000 targets, she said: "up to 260 new recruits can be interviewed in any one day".

"Interviews will last just 15 minutes and will be very casual and friendly, more of a 'get to know you' discussion than an interview."

In terms of hours required by a volunteer in the run-up to and during the Expo, Al Hosani told there is a "maximum and minimum" number in place.

"Because we are targeting everyone, homemakers, students, we need flexibility. We need to make sure different shift options are in place. Right now, the minimum is four hours per day, the average is eight hours, and the maximum is 12 hours per shift. Volunteers will dedicate an average of 14 shifts per month and over the full six-month duration they will work a maximum of two months."

She added that the team is currently in talks with Human Resource departments and Government departments to ensure time off is given to successful applicants so everyone gets the opportunity to be part of the once in a lifetime experience.

Calling volunteers a fundamental part of the Expo, Al Hosani said what they are looking for in participants is personal skills.

"We want them to inculcate five values: be respectful; committed; knowledgeable; energetic and just be yourself."

After inaugurating the centre, Al Hashimy said the House of Volunteers is a space that aims to aspire to encourage the initiative at the individual and community level.

"By providing leadership and formal training, our programme will identify and develop capacities for our volunteers, contributing their time and knowledge to visitors of the Expo 2020."