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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Are you ready for Dubai Metro?

Biggest Jobs Opportunities open with Dubai Metro

In total, 2,150 people will be needed to operate the the Red Line when it opens in September. Eight hundred positions have already been filled and a big recruitment drive is under way.Serco, the operator of the system, wants 30 per cent of the jobs to go to nationals.

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In exactly 100 days, Dubai will make history by opening the first Metro system in the region. The world's largest automated driverless Metro system is being built by 30,000 workers at an unprecedented pace and will serve around 1.2 million passengers every day. Amid the final phase of construction.
Image and video hosting by TinyPicMore than 30,000 workers including engineers, consultants, contractors and technicians are working over three shifts to complete the project on schedule.

The total length of the project is 76km including the 52.1-km Red Line and 23.9-km Green Line, which is scheduled to open on March 21, 2010.

Some 3,200 people are being trained to ensure the smooth operation of the Metro. UK-based company Serco has been tasked with operating the Metro for the first 10 years. Serco is currently providing training to employees - including UAE nationals - as it gears up for the launch of the Red Line.
"The Metro is expected to change life in Dubai as it will not only provide easy public transport but will also help reduce traffic, improve environment and attract tourists," said Abdul Majeed Al Khaja, chief executive officer of the Rail Agency of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which is carrying out the project.

Dubai Metro will be the fundamental solution to ensure smooth traffic flow, Dubai loses roughly around Dh5 billion every year due to traffic congestion.


Dubai: The Dubai Metro will open its doors to jobs opportunities and commuters, on schedule with the launch of the Red Line on September 9.

Work on the Dh15.5-billion Dubai Metro project - the world's largest automated driverless Metro system - is now into the 46th month of a scheduled 49-month project delivery period. The project took off in October 2005 and has not been thrown off course even by the economic downturn.

The Dubai Metro will be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world and will be the catalyst for tourism, financial and economic growth. Investment costs for the full system have been assessed at a grand total of about AE$14.3 billion, including civil works, stations, system fixed equipment, trains, engineering and financing.


1) SUPERSTRUCTURE ENGINEER – working on the delivery (Design /Construction) of infrastructures for the metro system such as Bridges, Metro Stations, viaducts, foundations E&M, landscaping…

2) SENIOR SUBSTRUCTURE ENGINEER to work on the Dubai Metro project and be responsible for the delivery of all sub surface civil and structural works including underground stations, cut & cover tunnels, bored tunnels, foundations and associated E&M and landscaping works.

3) METRO STRUCTURE SENIOR ARCHITECT to work on the Dubai Metro project and be responsible for managing architectural designs and planning issues in the construction department of Dubai Metro projects.

4) SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR - M&E (Rail Systems). Metro experience is required, including Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Rolling Stock, Signalling, Train Control, Communications, Traction Electrification, Power Supply, Power Distribution, SCADA, AFC, PSD, Depot Equipments.

5) SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR - CIVILS. Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in major civil infrastructure projects, with exposure to Metro works

6) ROLLING STOCK CHIEF ENGINEER to work on the Dubai Metro project and be responsible for all Rolling Stock electrical and Mechanical subsystems e.g. collector shoe, HVAC, door control, air conditioning, Propulsion and control, auxiliary power, wiring, TCMS… Duties will include managing and controlling rolling stock system design, manufacturing, equipment installation, testing and commissioning in addition to rolling stock interfaces with other disciplines

7) a FIRE FIGHTING SPECIALIST to work on the Dubai Metro project and be primarily responsible for fire detection and suppression systems. Duties will include managing and monitoring fire fighting systems design and strategies, construction, testing and commissioning; reviewing fire safety scenarios and evacuation plans; coordinating with local civil defence authority and ensuring system design compliance with regulations and requirements.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

5 steps to get a job in dubai faster

Dubai has probably the most competitive job market in the world. There are thousands of employees desperately trying to get jobs in Dubai. Most of them visit Dubai and search for jobs. I will show you how to get a job in Dubai faster. Follow these five steps and beat the competition.

The most frustrating thing of job search in Dubai is the poor response from recruitment agents. The reason for that is the volume of resumes they are receiving for vacancies. There is a big chance that they will never even see your resume even though you are the most suitable candidate for a particular vacancy.

So how to overcome these problems and get a job in Dubai? Below five steps will definitely help you to get a job in Dubai.

Step 1 - Directly apply for employer advertisements (avoid job agencies)

Some employers are advertising their vacancies in Dubai newspapers. Gulf News and Khaleej Times are the leading newspapers in Dubai. Please Google the names to find the online editions of these websites. I cannot mention the URLs as I need to comply with article submission guidelines. Also major employers are advertising vacancies in their websites.

Step 2 - Download the "Dubai Job Secrets" e-book

This e-book has all secret tips and strategies to get a job in Dubai. This is by far the best source to get "Dubai specific" job-hunting tips. The download link is

Step 3 - Stick with few reliable recruitment agencies

There are hundreds of recruitment agencies in Dubai. But only few are reliable and providing a quality services. Below are two of them

Clarendon Parker (

Charter House Middle East (

Try and establish a good relationship with the person who is handling type of vacancies that your are applying for. Follow-up follow-up follow-up.

You also can look for local recruitment agencies in your state or country who is recruiting for Dubai.

Step 4 - Stick with reliable online job boards

Below are few websites with reliable vacancies

Step 5 - Directly contact employers

If you think that your skills are useful to a companies in a particular industry then market it directly to Dubai employers. Go to Dubai yellow pages (, search for suitable companies and contact them directly.

The number of open jobs in Dubai will bounce back in mid 2009 according to research commissioned by Jobs in Dubai, a leading Dubai Jobs portal at As the number of advertised new and open jobs in Dubai cooled in early 2009, interviewed 200 Dubai based HR managers. Many managers indicated some organisations may have over cut positions and may not be in a position to capitalise on a projected late summer up-turn in the international economy. has seen an increase in the number of job postings for new jobs in Dubai at entry level positions and expects more senior jobs positions to be posted once the global economy re-enters a growth cycle.

How to find medical jobs in Dubai Emirates Hospitals

There is a big collection of medical institutions in Dubai and whole United Arab Emirates (UAE)creating good chance for foreigners who looking for medical staff jobs in Emirates such as doctors, medical technicians and nurses. To start your hunt, begin with listing hospitals and clinics and perfect ways to submit your application.

Step 1

Sheikh Khalifa Medical city is one of the biggest medical center in United Arab Emirate, located in Abu Dhabi and run by the Health Authority of the Abu Dhabi. Use their website (link in resource section) and visit the career page where you can find various collection of opening jobs including medical staff, on the top of the page you can search by position name or department. Contact the recruitment department through the provided email in the bottom of the career page to submit your resume, use the reference number and title of the position which you are applying for.

Step 2

American Hospital is a famous medical institute in Emirates which has center in Dubai. Visit the website and go to career page where you can search for job by category. All the physicians positions required American board certification, Canadian FRCPC or UK FRCS. You can submit your resume by provided mail or email address.

Step 3

International Private Hospital it is the first private hospital in Dubai, you may find openings in their website and use the email to send your CV.

Step 4

Emirates Hospital is a surgical hospital located in Dubai. They always have vacancies for inpatient and outpatients nurses and physicians, you will use an online form to submit your information.

Step 5

You can use to locate other medical institutes in Dubai offering job opportunities.