How To Find a Job In Dubai And Get Work Visa From Pakistan

Here we have a detailed guide that will run you through the essential aspects; you must consider before looking for any job in Dubai. Every year thousands of job seekers come to explore Dubai’s budding job market.

UAE market has become saturated enough in terms of employment opportunities. You might have observed many Pakistani don’t get the desired job in Dubai; and if they manage to get one, it will be at budding job salary. Actually, they fail to cope up with right strategies and planning. Without further ado, let’s jump into the techniques you must pursue in order to land for any job in Dubai.

Apply in the right market

Dubai has become a dream place for job hunting yet every job won’t bounce you back. Dubai is financially stable enough, but there are some areas that have grown or potential to be blossom in near future. So, it’s always better for the job seekers to apply in areas mentioned below:

  • Finance
  • Public policy
  • Tourism
  • Telecommunication
  • Hospitality
  • SEO/SEM marketing
  • Algorithm design
  • Data mining
  • Procurement
  • Marketing

Role of your CV and Networking

A recruiter will hardly spend a few seconds in checking out your resume. Therefore, it should be unique distinctive and must support the essential facets like targets, projects worked on, skills, accomplishments etc. Its always advisable to work on your resume as it is the most crucial tool that can stand you out from the crowd. Did you know that Dubai is known for its recruiting technique “employee-referenced candidates”? There are 6.6% more chances of getting a job if you know someone inside the company.

Social media tools and online sites:

The importance of social media is undeniable in our present era, people spend hours in these social sites, and so do the recruiters. You must make a professional unique and catchy profile in the Facebook and LinkedIn, and join the recruitment group; you will most probably get your desired job within the shortest time span. Moreover, there are different other sites where you can apply online, and you can have an idea what the Dubai based companies hiring in:

  2. Indeed
  3. Gulftalent
  4. Naukrigulf
  5. Khaleej Times Jobs
  6. Efinancial Careers
  7. Dubai Minds

Try your luck with big companies:

Dubai has some renowned companies that are known for rigorous hiring and the standard environment they provide to their employees. It’s always good to try your luck in these companies, but make sure to apply only if you have the required skills or a perfect fit for the job. Otherwise, the scattered application always impacts badly as the recruiter may consider you a directionless candidate. Weber Shandwick Professional services, THE One, Splash, Hilton Worldwide, FedEx are some big companies in Dubai. One needs tobe patient because it takes time to find any job in the world. And the Dubai market is competitive and the hiringprocess is also seasonal.

How to apply for Dubai Visa

Pakistani nationals can apply for transit, tourist, working and visit visa. There are different travel agents that provide Dubai visas at economical rates. You neither pay hefty charges to your travel agent nor go through a complicated visa process. Every year millions of Pakistani national apply for Dubai visa mainly for business or tourism purposes and surprisingly more than a million Pakistani are already residing there.   

Visa requirements

Dubai embassy follows some standard procedures and requirements that can be conveniently fulfilled by any individual. You need a visa prior to landing on Emirates.

  • Passport size photograph
  • Passport ( validity of six months )
  • ID card copy
  • Bank statement of the last six months (For first timers)
  • Company covering letter
  • A Bank draft of ( PKR 80,000/ )
  • A candidate must have a note-verbale letter from the ministry of finance.

These three types of visas are up for grab

  • Single entry ( one month )
  • Double entry ( three months )
  • Multiple entry ( six months )

Additional information

Passengers will have to come back within the fixed period of time, because in case of overstaying they will be considered blacklisted, or will liable to pay detentions or fines.

Visa fees are not refundable and cancellation charges are. PKR 3,640, for all visa categories.

Every visitor must have a valid return ticket.

Visa rejection appeal for Pakistani national is not permitted; however, you can always apply again.

Dubai has made its process more flexible, as there are some nations who don’t need a visa prior to entering Dubai.

Dubai visa can be processed within 4 to 5 days. For 14 days, the visa fee is PKR 11000 and PKR 13000 for 30 days.

Scrutiny and security checks are some issues that you might have to face while applying for a Dubai tourist visa.

Immigration of UAE strictly condemns any violation in rules and regulations to avoid any inconvenience or delay.

UAE Embassyin Islamabad, Pakistan

Diplomatic Enclave Plot No. 1-22
Qaid-e-Azam University Road G-5

Tell: (+92) 51 209 9999

UAE Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan

17/A, Khayaban-E-Shamsheer
Phase V, Defence House Authority

Tell: (+92) 21 3581 0000 to 04

It is requested to contact directly to United Arab Emirates consulate general in Karachi or Islamabad for any regulation or passport requirement.