More than 500 interested candidates had turned up to attend Qatar Airways’ Open Day at Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates, before the start of the interviews which began at 2pm.
The numbers were expected to increase substantially as candidates were still pouring in for the cabin crew interviews.
Formally-dressed young male and female candidates had started gathering two hours prior to the interview time of 2pm, an eyewitness said.
The turnout is likely to grow much bigger as more candidates will join because metro starts operating around noon time on Friday.
Qatar’s national carrier is hiring male and female cabin crew staff as it expands its fleet.
The airline has asked male candidates coming for interview to wear formal attire while female have been asked to put on knee-length skirt and short sleeve blouse. Candidates must also bring CV in English personally along with a passport size photo. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend further processes over the next day, it said.
The national carrier of Qatar promises tax-free remuneration package including accommodation, allowances and transportation for duty for the jobs to be based in Doha, Qatar.
The airline said the candidates should have minimum age of 21 years, minimum arm reach of 212 cms on tip toes and have minimum high school education with fluency in English – both writing and speaking.
The airline is also seeking applications online from interested applicants based in Dubai. The candidates must submit CV, full length photo, passport size photo and passport copy through the airline’s website by March 31, 2014.
Qatar’s national carrier has embarked on a massive expansion plan, ordering 50 Boeing 777-9X aircraft worth $19 billion (Dh70 billion) during the Dubai Airshow in November 2013.
One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 130 aircraft to 133 business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.