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Emirates announces major UAE recruitment drive for cabin crew positions

Dubai-based airline aims to hire 5,000 new members.

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Emirates has launched a significant recruitment campaign in the UAE.
Emirates offers a comprehensive pay structure for its cabin crew.
Fly to over 130 destinations across six continents.

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Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, has launched a significant recruitment campaign in the UAE, aiming to hire 5,000 new cabin crew members this financial year, expanding its current team of 22,000.

Exclusive Recruitment Events in Dubai

To celebrate its strong financial performance and profit-sharing success, Emirates is organising a series of exclusive, invite-only recruitment events in Dubai. These events are open to UAE residents of all nationalities. Prospective candidates can join by meeting the eligibility criteria and submitting a simple online application.

Qualifications and Requirements

Applicants need to meet the following criteria:

– Over one year of experience in hospitality or customer service

– A positive attitude and excellent team service skills

– High school diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent

– Fluent in written and spoken English (additional languages are a plus)

– Minimum height of 160 cm

– No visible tattoos while in Emirates cabin crew uniform

– Based in Dubai and eligible for a UAE employment visa

Salary and Benefits

Emirates offers a comprehensive pay structure for its cabin crew, including:

– Fixed basic salary

– Hourly pay for operated flights

– Overseas meal allowance

For Grade II (Economy Class) cabin crew, the basic salary is AED 4,430 ($1,206) per month, with an hourly flying pay of AED 63.75 ($17), based on an average of 80 to 100 hours per month. The average total pay for cabin crew in this recruitment drive is around AED 10,170 ($2,770) per month. Additionally, crew members receive meal allowances for night stops, hotel accommodations, and transportation to and from the airport.

Five Reasons to Join Emirates Cabin Crew

  1. Global Travel with Friends: Fly to over 130 destinations across six continents, experiencing diverse cultures and making lifelong friendships with colleagues from 140 nationalities.
  2. Competitive Pay and Perks: Enjoy a competitive salary, flying pay, layover expenses, profit-sharing, annual leave, flight tickets, and discounted fares for family and friends. Benefits include excellent medical, dental, and life insurance, free laundry services, and furnished accommodation in Dubai.
  3. Exclusive Privileges and Discounts: Access exclusive discounts through the FACE card for cabin crew and the Emirates Platinum card for all employees, offering privileges across thousands of brands and services globally.
  4. Skill Development: Gain leadership, safety, security, and medical emergency skills, along with industry insights and hospitality training. Access learning opportunities at the Emirates Training College, on LinkedIn Learning, and the internal Future Skills portal.
  5. Career Growth: Follow a personalised career path from Economy to Business and First Class teams, with opportunities for leadership roles. Transition to ground roles such as trainers, recruiters, or cabin crew management after leaving the cabin crew.

Recognition and Awards

Emirates values its cabin crew’s contributions, recognising outstanding service with the Najm Chairman’s Awards, certificates, and cash prizes. In 2023-24, the Emirates Group awarded 21,000 Najms worth AED 2 million ($545,000).

For those interested in joining Emirates’ prestigious cabin crew, this recruitment drive presents an excellent opportunity to embark on a rewarding and adventurous career.


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