UAE is one of the most sought after career destinations in the entire Middle East region. It has seven emirates out of which Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman are the most important ones. With millions of professionals migrating for jobs in UAE, the population of foreigners is much higher than the locals in the emirate. The process of diversification has spawned large number of employment opportunities in the region across various sectors. Aviation jobs in UAE are at their best as the travel & tourism sector grows considerably owing to the increasing air traffic. The growth in tourism sector has helped boost the travel industry thus, bringing a boom in its aviation segment. The demand for aviation professionals like cabin crew and pilots is spiraling up as the movement of people has increased in both the domestic and the international spheres. According to a recent report by GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority), air traffic in UAE has grown by almost 12% in July. The highest aircraft movement in the 2nd quarter of the financial year 2010-11 is a clear indicator of the growing need for aviation services in UAE.
Dubai topped the movements followed by Abu Dhabi while Sharjah stood third re-emphasizing on the fact that UAE is developing at an unprecedented rate. A robust regional economy and an ability to attract long-haul traffic are what drive the growth in UAE aviation sector. Middle Eastern economies are recovering much faster than those in Europe and Asia as revealed by The International Air Transport Association (IATA). Such expansion needs huge support from skilled and experienced human resources so as to offer best services to the travelers. As a result, numerous aviation jobs in UAE are deemed open to foreign professionals who can be employed to manage guests in international flights. Lots of work is done in the sector with issuance and renewal of certificates for aircraft maintenance, aircraft registration and airworthiness. Also, many air operator and simulator certificates have been issued along with various inspections and audits, aircraft modification transactions and examination permits being carried out. All this is to ensure air security and smooth functioning of the aircrafts and ultimately the sector. Besides certifications and inspections, huge investments are being made in aviation sector of UAE both in terms of money and manpower.
The numbers of aviation jobs in United Arab Emirates have been multiplying owing to the expansion and up-gradation of 8 international airports in the region. The money employed in the sector is among the largest investments in the world even as further redevelopment programs are in progress. They aim at increasing the passenger handling capacity (by expanding runways, terminals, fleets, etc.); ground service infrastructure, vehicle capability and other such modernization plans. Apparently, UAE jobs in aviation sector are bound to accelerate attracting expatriates from other countries. It is interesting to note that such developmental steps are taken keeping in mind that they do not lead to industry overcapacity or decreasing yields in future. Both the estimated growth in demand and the plans for industry expansion have to work together in sync so as to assure quality services throughout.
It is only without compromising on quality that an industry can achieve unparalleled growth. Apart from civil aviation, it is also working on Dubai Aerospace Agency (DAE University) making it a center for designing and constructing planes as well as for repairing aircrafts. Noticeably, tremendous efforts are being made to establish Dubai as a global hub between East Asia and Europe. And in the process, innumerable Aviation jobs in Dubai and other emirates in the region are thus generated.
Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of NaukriGulf.com, a leading job portal for jobs in Gulf Region, Jobs in UAE and jobs in Saudi Arabia, Middle East jobs. Info Edge foray into the Middle East is an endeavour to provide established client base with services that best meet their international requirements as well as expand our operations on to a global arena.