The Top 5 Reasons to Network in Dubai

Agony Aunt 27 Mar 2013
The Top 5 Reasons to Network in Dubai

Building great business relationships (real-world relationships) is essential for every Senior-Level professional, regardless of the industry that you’re in, and in this post we will explore the top 5 reasons to network in Dubai.

Dubai is a popular location for many Senior Executive Expatriates as it has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis, adopting a more Western-style model of business, driving its economy and providing a base for industries other than just the Oil and Gas industry.

The Top 5 Reasons to Network in Dubai

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1. Cultural Diversity – Over 80% of people living in Dubai are from other countries so if there is one city in the world where you will know someone it will be Dubai.  It means that you almost always know of someone, somewhere who can put you in touch with someone already living there who may know of some great opportunities for you.

2. Booming Industries – Dubai is the place to be at the moment. With the UAE economy set to grow 3.8% in 2013, there will be lots of opportunities that will be open to you.

3. Competitive Job Market – With Dubai being a first on many peoples list of relocation choices it is important that you make an impression and networking or using your contacts is a great way to make an impression and find jobs that have yet to go on the open market.

4. Shape the Future – The rapid extent of growth and development means there is a need for real talent.  By working in a developing market you get to set the rules and make an impact, you can grow with your company and be recognised in a way not always possible in a saturated market.

5. The Happiest Place in the Gulf – According to the World Happiness Report the UAE is now the happiest country in the Gulf and ranks ahead of the UK so now is your moment to be part of this happy and growing economy and networking is always the best route to the market.

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About the author


Emma is the Senior Relationship Manager at Career Intelligence. She is also the Agony Aunt for the Career Intelligence blog, helping with any questions or issues that expatriates moving abroad may have.


  1. Ibrahim
    April 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Guess everything thing I know about the networking and UAE gulf is comfortable.

  2. bahjat rihani
    April 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Well I wish to join you in the Career Intelligence program! Thanks.

  3. bahjat rihani
    April 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I have an MSC degree in Geology, I’m from India and I’m pleased to join you all on here!

  4. Bill May
    April 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Hi! My name is Bill and I am strong in aircraft manufacturing. I am interested in any Executives and Investors to with the same interests. Please feel free to contact me for discussion.

  5. Abdullah Uraidha
    May 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Hey,Its great to have life and working in Dubai there are many good things here,you can find every things you want , shoppings ,Marketing and Trading , all done by networking,using e-marketing also different life styles for all,foods ,fun,Dance,music, gardening always great & green. There are places you must visit when you in Dubai .if you prefered to have residence in Dubai you must get residence visa and work to get appartment license for drive or ride.

  6. Sachin
    June 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Hi There..!

    I am Sachin, working with one of the leading banks in UAE. Interested in making the contacts.

  7. Julia Maxwell
    November 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you for a terrific blog.

  8. Jose Sousa
    December 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    The article theme is interesting but it should have been developped following the question ” Why and how to network in Dubai”. This would give a broader and more helpful vision for this market.

  9. Jamie
    February 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Thank you for the feedback Jose. We’ll be sure to address these issues in further articles.