Driven by the ongoing preparations to host Expo 2020 Dubai

Global Data: 148% growth in the number of vacancies in the UAE within a year

Emirates Airlines markets event tickets and products related to Expo 2020 Dubai.

Photography: Patrick Castillo

A study conducted by GlobalData, the British-based global data platform, revealed that the number of vacancies in the UAE market increased by 148% from July 2020 to the end of last July, driven largely by the ongoing preparations to host the Expo 2020 Dubai. » Next October.

recruitment activity

Global Data added, in a study obtained by Emirates Today, that the UAE has boosted employment activity in a number of different industrial fields, noting that most of this activity is focused in the travel and tourism sector, and most of it comes from international hotel chain companies and airline operators. .

She noted that job advertisements have seen a steady increase since January 2021, but they have risen significantly already in June and July 2021, according to the company's job analytics database.

«Accor Hospitality»

She stated that, according to data monitored between July 2020 and July 2021, Accor Hospitality Company topped job advertisements supported by Expo 2020 Dubai, and is one of several companies that started hiring in preparation for this global event.

The data shows that Accor Hospitality listed more than 15% of the total vacancies in the UAE between July 2020 and July 2021. The new appointments are likely to facilitate operations at the company's eight hotels, scheduled to open in 2021, one of which is close to the Dubai Center global trade.

"Marriott International"

Global Data added that Marriott International, one of the major hospitality companies, is working to accelerate the pace of vacancies, pointing out that 36 jobs were announced in July 2020, and more than 200 jobs in July 2021. While the company is hiring in cities Several such as Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, and Sharjah.

She explained that about 70% of the total jobs announced between July 2020 and July 2021 are based in Dubai.


According to the study, airlines such as the Emirates Group and Wizz Air are working to increase employment rates, noting that Emirates Airlines is looking to provide customer service solutions, and is actively marketing event tickets and products related to Expo 2020 Dubai. At a time when Wizz Air entered into a partnership with the Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company, to operate a low-cost airline in early 2021, and therefore, it has listed about 250 jobs in the UAE market since January 2021.

growing demand

Global Data's business analyst, Ajay Thallori, said that the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be held in Dubai in October 2021, is likely to attract more than 25 million visitors, and the country is also likely to host the Indian Premier League cricket event in September. 2021, pointing out that these two major events, along with the recovering economy, stimulated employment activity among major hospitality companies, to meet the increasing levels of demand.

"Major hospitality companies, such as Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Radisson Hotels Group, have boosted employment in the UAE," Thallori added.

He continued, "The UAE has become a leading destination for hosting international events in the past few years, and the country will host the (Expo 2020 Dubai), and the huge event that will be held over six months can positively affect the employment activity in the country."

Construction and software

Global Data stated that it is interesting that construction and software companies are also including jobs to make the most of Expo 2020 Dubai, noting that SAP, which specializes in software solutions, is recruiting for trainees and for temporary contract roles, It is preparing for the international exhibition, and is the first international partner of "Expo 2020 Dubai" in the category of "First Official Partner", and will support the implementation of individual experiences customized for millions of visitors from all over the world.

Global Data also mentioned Siemens AG, which provides digitization of infrastructure at the Expo 2020 Dubai site, and employs large numbers in the UAE market, including trainees.

• The UAE has boosted employment in the industrial fields, and most of the activity is concentrated in the travel and tourism sector.

• «Accor Hospitality Company» topped the job advertisements supported by the activities of «Expo 2020 Dubai».

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