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What is the maximum age limit to work in Dubai ?

Expatriates can renew their labor cards / work permit up to the age of 65 (or 70 for a selected list of professions). The renewal is yearly instead of three-yearly over the age of 60. Previously the age limit was 60, or 65 for the following professions: engineers, doctors, university professors, accountants and auditors, laboratory and electronic equipment technicians, specialists in privately-owned oil companies, specialists in the media, lawyers, translators, and consultants in all fields or other professions agreed on by the undersecretary of labor or the assistant undersecretary.


I made a payment and did not get a file # as yet to login to your website ?

If you have not received your file # as yet please e-mail us as soon as possible so we can activate your account online. Not receiving your file # in rare circumstances usually occurs due to high spam filtration on your email account. After a payment is made, you should receive a payment confirmation email that gives you your log in access information along with your file #. PLEASE SAVE THESE DETAILS TO YOUR COMPUTER AS YOU MAY REQUIRE TO USE THEM AGAIN IN THE FUTURE. That email is sent out by JID staff immediately and could get spam filtered by your email host if your spam filtration is set on "high". Please add our email address to your address book to maintain future correspondence with JID and its network. Please include the following information in your email request. Subject: Missing file # First Name Last Name Date Payment Made Amount Method of Payment Additional Email Address Please provide us 24 - 48 hours to process this request.


What does JID do after I have made my payment?

Once we receive your payment, you will be assigned a file # which will be used to create a snap shot. Check the status of your application online, update your profile and add / edit your resume. Please make sure all your information is up-to-date so there is no delay in your placement.


What does JID do to get me placed with a job opportunity ?

If you have received an acceptance email for a particular position that would mean your resume matches a position / positions that we are currently recruiting for an employer. As a registered member of JID, your resume will also be made available to over 8000 registered employers of JID across the UAE and Middle East region. We will also submit your resume during custom searches to potential employers that post similar job postings that match your qualifications until you are placed successfully.


Why is your service offered free to UAE residents and GCC Nationals and not other foreign nationals?

The law in UAE requires that we scrutinize every picture that is posted on the site in order to adhere to the strict law pertaining to posting pictures on websites. For UAE nationals and residents, our requirement is that they present a copy of their passport and visa, which act as legal validation for their identity and also serves the purpose of loading up a SnapShot for the candidate. For candidates from other countries, while we strongly encourage posting a resume SnapShot, it does require our staff to closely review and approve all images posted. This additional effort and resource is why we charge the deposit fee. Please note that having a picture resume SnapShot is always an advantage because 95% of our employers prefer to view candidates that have a complete resume SnapShot. If you do not wish to pay a deposit to secure a resume SnapShot and take advantage of its prominence on our main website portal, simply advise JID staff members via our contact support options located in your Temp Account. Jobs In Dubai offers a specialized recruitment service that is personalized to each candidates needs.


How can I let you know that I am interested in a posting?

You might see positions posted that match your qualifications word for word, but please be assured we have no control on which candidates are selected by employers. As long as your resume is up to date and your Snapshot has a picture on it with objectives and experiences clearly stated, your chances of getting hired are definitely greater.


How long does the relationship between the applicant and your firm last?

Your membership as a jobseeker is for a period of 1 year. You may renew your membership on an annual basis for as long as you wish.


Does the candidate have any choice in the positions or companies put forth by your Middle East contacts?

Candidates have the right to accept or decline any offers and are not penalized in any way. Candidates can also send us names of companies they would be interested to pursue employment with and our marketing personnel would process this request immediately. We are actively seeking new employers on a daily basis to fulfill the demands of our candidates. You may decline multiple offers presented to you as long as you are a member. You do have a say on how much of a minimum salary you would accept.


How does the recruitment process work long distance?

The employers would get in touch with you directly and this is very typical of an online recruitment process. Since Jobs In Dubai is the only 100% non traditional online recruitment company currently in Dubai where the employers would contact you via email or phone call, we have had both instances with candidates in the past. If you are required to fly down to meet with the prospective employer, please make sure there is an understanding between both parties when it comes to covering travel expenses. You must try to get a faxed agreement (proof) if the employer is covering your travel expenses for an interview. A visit visa is issued for Canadian, US or European citizens on arrival, but other countries may require a visa prior to arrival. Check with your local embassy or travel agent.


Under any circumstances, is it possible for the terms of the contract (e.g. salary, length of contract) to CHANGE once an individual leaves their home country and arrives in Dubai? If so, can an individual refuse to work for the employer without being penalized?

There are no penalties for not accepting employment in the Middle East, but you would have to re-apply for employment in order stay in that country legally. Time frame for a visitation visa is 2 months for Canadian, U.S. and most European citizens.


What is the maximum length of maternity leave?

Regular maternity leave ranges from 45 - 60 days, but employees can negotiate leave with management. There are talks about increasing maternity leave period.


What are the food (i.e. grocery) and clothing costs, compared to North America or Europe?

Living costs are generally lower than in North America. Clothing is similar to North America, with choices from various designers but this is part of the voyage of discovery in a new city! Dubai is known as a 'Shoppers Paradise'.


Are the jobs generally permanent or contract? If they are contract, how long is the contract period?

Jobs are generally permanent but contract positions are not uncommon. The usual contract period is 1 year with either a 3 or 6 month probationary period.


At any point will there be a person with whom we can speak with on the phone or is it all done online?

The best, and the most effective way to get in touch with us is by using the "Message Us" feature on your profile, you can also reach us via e-mail If you would like to speak to someone you can call the numbers listed on our website in both Canada and Dubai during normal office hours for those countries. Due to the large volume of calls we receive every day, we are unable to respond back to every enquiry. Questions relating to personal information on file and calls about information not available on our web site will be answered as priority items.


What does Health Coverage include?

Most companies have their own health plans, and there is also government health care available to all individuals with an annual fee. Health coverage includes regular physician visits and hospitalization costs. Check out the specific information in our handy Q&A Information section that tells you more about the region and what is involved in living in the Middle East.


How do I update my resume or make changes to my information on the database?

You can edit your resume at any time by logging in to your profile with your file #.


How do I create a Profile Snapshot?

Once you have received a personal file #, log in to your account and update your profile. Click on "enable snapshot" button to create a profile Snapshot. Upload your passport size picture (optional) along with your snapshot. You can also preview and edit your snapshot anytime. Pictures must be .jpg or .gif format, no larger than 100Kb. and a maximum of 100 pixels x 100 pixels.


Do employers generally fly potential candidates out to Dubai? Based on my resume, what are the chances of an employer flying me over for an interview?

It is quite common for employers to fly potential employees out to the Middle East. Some companies prefer candidates to travel at their own expense and some international companies may hold interviews in your home country. It is your choice if you wish to claim travelling expenses from your potential employer; you can do so at the initial interview process.


What is the average length of time it takes to secure a job, starting from the initial time of the application?

The time required in order to secure a job is dependent on many factors such as availability of opportunities, suitability of your candidature, etc. Although it is difficult to quantify the timeline, some candidates have secured employment through JID within a month.


How will I be notified if an employer is interested?

Employers can get in touch with you through e-mail or over the phone, which is why we strongly recommend keeping your contact information up-to-date at all times. Employers also have the option of contacting you through the One Click Interview section. If an employer sends you a message, you will receive an email notification, then, once you log into your profile, you can go to the One Click Interview section and click on new message. This feature would be enabled only once you have completed your registration.