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25 April 2024

Hottest jobs in UAE for 2014: Click to know where opportunities are

By Shuchita Kapur

The economy is fast moving up and it’s getting easier to find work than a few years back. If you’re on a job hunt, why not try these sectors? These industries are hiring the most and the trend will continue in 2014 as well, offering more opportunities to jobseekers than other sectors in the country.

Oil & Gas

There is one industry definitely heading for a jobs boom and it is the oil and gas sector. As per a survey released by online portal bayt.com recently this particular sector is one of the most attractive industries for jobs and as the demand soars, so are the salaries.
An earlier released survey by OilCareers.com, The global oil & gas workforce, also revealed that demand and the salaries are on an upward spiral. Hiring trends show that demand will be up in double digits suggesting that there has never been a better time to enter the oil and gas industry. [Read: Dubai best city for oil & gas professionals, find out salaries of top companies]


Professionals in the hospitality industry have reasons to cheer. Check any jobs website and you’ll see the demand for professionals in this sector. As Dubai and the country adds more hotel/rooms by the day so are more employees being hired for the increased workload.

Dubai is expected to attract more visitors than ever in the coming years and the hotel inventory will shoot up to cater to the growing demand. Whether big or small names in the industry – each one is hiring – Rotana, Jumeirah, Hyatt etc – all are hiring.

Construction and real estate

Last year many new projects were announced and the trend is expected to continue in 2014 as well. Yes, the cranes are back in the city and demand for professionals in the construction sector has gone up substantially.

Demand for construction engineers is up. Listings on Bayt.com show this is one sector where maximum number of jobs are listed for hiring.

An off-shoot of construction, is real estate and demand for professionals is up after having dried up during the past few years. Last year this sector made a strong comeback and 2014 is also expected to be a strong one.

The construction sector leads the way, and additional cash that comes into the region from neighbouring countries, boosts the real estate sector, states Robert Half’s salary survey for the year.

So, whether it’s sales account manager on popular property portals in the UAE or a business development manager in a property development company, there are roles to be filled everywhere and at all levels.


As all sectors grow and the overall economy looks promising, banking and finance will always perform well for the simple reason that it controls the purse strings.

Many may tag it as one of the most stressful sector to be in but whatever said about the jobs in this field, one thing is clear – they are hiring and get paid well, especially the bankers.

“The accountancy and finance market continues to benefit from the region’s growth”, says Robert Half and “companies continue to face a talent shortage of accounting and finance professionals across all levels and disciplines. They are looking for a mix of solid education, experience and technical skills, supplemented with effective soft skills, including collaboration and communication capabilities, as well as a strong sense of commerciality.” [Click here for more].

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