1 week in Dubai

Old Oct 27th 2008, 3:11 pm
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So I have sent my CV to a fair number of agencies and companies, and got a very small amount of interest.

I was thinking of going over for a week in December, on a big recruitment push to get hired etc.
But how would one go about visiting companies when over there. Surely just walking into the reception area is not the done thing.

I am getting up extra early in a morning to phone a few places each day, just to try and get some names and get my cv sent to actual people. Its tough "networking" on the internet, and a little frustrating.

But I keep the hope alive and if I can make it happen I (we) will get over there in December.
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Old Oct 27th 2008, 4:20 pm
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What's your industry?
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What's your industry?
yeah, what field you in?
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There are a lot of public hols in Dec, National Day (2) , Prophets b'day (1) and Eid (2or3) days all first 2 weeks of Dec so dont come then as it will be a waste of time.

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I am in IT - Network support
My wife is a Waste and Minerals planner.

Thanks for the heads up about the public holidays. I will keep them in mind.

LOL - Just spoke to someone at Yahama, I dont think they employ UK expats.
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what is a waste and minerals planner?
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More collectively a town planner.
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More collectively a town planner.
right so she should apply to the likes of Emaar, Nakeel, Damac etc
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Hey thanks for those company names. I have taken note of the websites.
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There are a lot of public hols in Dec, National Day (2) , Prophets b'day (1) and Eid (2or3) days all first 2 weeks of Dec so dont come then as it will be a waste of time.

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I found this list of public holidays, I take it this means everyone is off work during this period? I've just booked a flight to go over job hunting from the 4th of dec - 17th dec...thinking they don't celebrate xmas over there! sounds like they do just a little early, obviously I need to change my plans!

Dec. 2 Tue National Day

Dec. 3 Wed National Day Holiday

Dec. 7 Sun Eid al Adha Holiday

Dec. 8 Mon Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Dec. 9 Tue Eid al Adha Holiday

Dec. 10 Wed Eid al Adha Holiday

Dec. 11 Thu Eid al Adha Holiday
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I found this list of public holidays, I take it this means everyone is off work during this period? I've just booked a flight to go over job hunting from the 4th of dec - 17th dec...thinking they don't celebrate xmas over there! sounds like they do just a little early, obviously I need to change my plans!

Dec. 2 Tue National Day

Dec. 3 Wed National Day Holiday

Dec. 7 Sun Eid al Adha Holiday

Dec. 8 Mon Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

Dec. 9 Tue Eid al Adha Holiday

Dec. 10 Wed Eid al Adha Holiday

Dec. 11 Thu Eid al Adha Holiday
Early Dec, public sector holiday only? or do the private sector get all those days off too?
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everyone get's them, December is a waste of time this year. Unless you have pre arranged appointments I would look at coming in neither now or postponing to the New Year. Many companies are not hiring now - including construction, what line of work are you in?
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