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Month: June 2017


Potential Employment: Graphic Arts and Design Dubai

June 19, 2017

Creative Arts & Design

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Are you ready to take the plunge and live among the movers and shakers of Dubai? If you are in the creative arts or graphic design field, this could be a smart move. Here are some of the top jobs in Dubai related to arts and design.

Art Specialists

There are multiple postings for art specialists, specifically in the marketing field. A typical position would require you to manage the layout and design of particular marketing projects. You would work with the production manager in order to stay up to speed on the company’s current needs.

Requirements may include:

  • Education or verifiable work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience
  • Good researcher
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Ability to work across different mediums (print/ web)
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to forge team work
  • Deadline sensitive
  • Able to work under pressure

Graphic Designer

In the city of Dubai, there are several businesses interested in employing a graphic designer, and while the specific job requirements may vary, the core skill set is similar.

Requirements may include:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Creative flair
  • Comprehensive portfolio
  • Up to speed on current trends
  • Familiar with current technology
  • Current and diversified portfolio

Graphic designers in Dubai may create artistic signage, develop graphics for promotional material such as fliers, posters and coupons.

Interior Designer

When you look at the progress of Dubai over the past couple of decades, it is easy to see why the masses, particularly the wealthy masses, are flocking to the city. An influx of new people means multiple opportunities for interior design and decorators. Whether you specialize in modern office design or feng shui for the home, there could be a job opportunity in Dubai.

Potential Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • 9+ years of experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Analytic problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience with design software- Auto CAD, Photo shop, Sketch Up
  • Ability to work a project from pre-concept to completion

Final Thoughts

Are you ready to experience life abroad? If graphic arts or design is a big part of your resume, you could find a lucrative job market in Dubai. This area is known as the shopping capital of the Arab world and as such, design and art are major players. A quick internet search will give you the most up to date job postings along with the basic requirements and expectations of a potential employer. Take a few minutes to find your dream job today.

Top 5 Things to Know About Doing Business in Dubai

June 19, 2017

Business Services

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To say that business is booming in Dubai, would be the understatement of the century. However, before you uproot your life and company and head for this gorgeous country, there are a few things you should know about doing business in the glittering city of Dubai.

Culture

Dubai has and will continue to embrace western visitors and business partners, however, it is expected that you have at least a rudimentary understanding of the culture. This is an Islamic country, which means holidays will differ and there is an expected dress code for both female and male business partners.

Learn:

  • Handshakes between opposite sex may be forbidden to some so wait for a hand to be offered.
  • During Ramadan, businesses close at 1pm until sundown
  • Common Arabic greetings such as as-salaamu aleikum- Peace be upon you

Faith

Religions of all types are allowed in Dubai, however, it is important to remember the majority are Islamic and even the laws of the country are based on this faith. Certain things are banned in the country, for example:

  • Public displays of affection
  • Alcohol during religious holidays
  • Criticizing Islam
  • Proselytizing
  • Friday is the Day of Prayer and rest (no meetings or work)

You should also know that all members of the faith adhere to the five prayer times daily.

Foreigners are not expected to participate in the various Islam activities but when it comes to hiring locally or setting up business meetings, you will need to keep these things in mind.

Word of Mouth

The city may be ultra modern but there is still a strong element of word of mouth. This means you want to get your name out there but ensure it is positive. Interactions are usually much more productive in person, which means emails and phone conversations will not get you far. Networking in Dubai is definitely hands on, so get out there, have drinks and make sure you stay in contact.

Respect

At the end of the day, the word for business in Dubai is respect. Take the time to learn as much as you can about the country and its inhabitants while operating with strong personal commitment. This means if you make an appointment, keep it and be on time. When you are hosting the appointment, offer refreshments or set it up at a popular restaurant or hotel. In all ways, show your potential business partners the utmost respect and you will go much further doing business in Dubai.