Do you charge a fee for any of your services?
No, our services are free of charge.
How are the jobs placed?
After being on file with us, we compare your qualifications to existing and new client requests. If your profile matches the requirements of our clients we will contact you and set up an interview.
Do I have to take any job?
No, it is up to you whether you take the job or not.
How long do the jobs usually last?
The length of time of each job varies but they are normally aligned to your residency visa which will be issued as part of the the job offer. In the UAE residency visa's last for 2 years and are renewable.
What are the benefits of working in Dubai and Abu Dhabi?
Working in the Middle East will enable you to become financially secure, their tax free incomes mean that within two years you can save for a deposit on a house or perhaps be able to top up your pension pot! You will have the opportunity to work with people from many cultures who come from around the world, places such as the UK, Canada, the USA, South Africa, the Philippines, Malaysia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan. Job satisfaction: health professionals in the Middle East are highly valued and are expected to be able to give both patients and families their undivided and personal attention. With generous holiday allowances and easy access to many areas of the world, such as Africa, Asia and Europe, you will soon find opportunities to take trips to other foreign destinations irresistible! Benefits include such as housing allowances, medical insurance, free flights, end of service bonuses.
What is the social life like in the UEA?
Dubai and Abu Dhabi both have thriving expat communities, expats greatly outnumber the local population! The UAE offers a fantastic and vibrant lifestyle with lots of opportunties for shopping, entertainment, such as boat cruises, desert safaris, golf and horse and camel racing. Due to the many different nationalities in the UAE, both Dubai and Abu Dhabi feel like the centre of the world, each culture contributing to the jumble of languages, dress and fabulous food. With an extremely safe environment where crime and theft are rarities, your social life couldn't be better!
What language is spoken in the hospitals?
What are the benefits of working in Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Translators are always available to assist with patients who do not speak English. Remember that due to the many nationalities in the UAE, the majority of people here speak at least a small amount of English. The national language is Arabic, so a few Arabic words will most certainly get you by, but the business language is English.
Is alcohol allowed in the UEA?
Drinking and purchasing alcohol is legal from the age of 21 years for non-Muslims in the UAE. You can purchase alcohol for drinking at home after receiving residency status, which can take 4-8 weeks, and costs approximately 105Dh (20-30 pounds). You are not permitted to be drunk and/or disorderly in public.
What is the food like?
The UAE has an enormous variety of world cuisine from trendy and sometimes expensive 5* hotel restaurants to reasonably priced street restaurants to the cheap eat takeaways, every choice is here within these multicultural cities.
How am I paid?
Payment is monthly into a local bank and is paid in UAE Dirhams (Dh), which are also known as Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED). Payment will be tax-free, which means there is no income tax deducted and there is also no VAT (sales tax) on purchases. The use of ATM and credit cards is similar to Europe.
Can I access the internet?
Once you have received your residency status and also a personal phone line then you can apply for internet access from your home. Internet cafes are widely available in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi and computers are also available in the hospitals. Internet traffic is monitored for Islamic value purposes. Any material deemed to be offensive or inconsistent with the religious, political or moral values of the UAE is blocked, such as sites that contain sexually explicit content. Most of the main social networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, are accessible.
Is it easy to keep in touch?
Mobile phone coverage in the UAE is extremely good, both nationally and internationally. There are a number of English daily newspapers, such as The National and the Gulf Times. There are also English radio and television stations, including the Dubai-based Dubai One, as well as Fox Channel, MBC and the BBC.
Do I need a work permit?
To legally work in the UAE you will need to have a 'resident's visa-sponsorship', meaning it's necessary to have an employer sponsor you by offering you an employment contract. OHR will apply on your behalf to the appropriate authorities for your visa.