Most Preferred Employers in UAE – Part 1

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Companies in UAE can be mainly classified into 3 categories:

  • Family Owned Local Groups
  • Government Companies /Public Listed Companies
  • Multinational companies having their representative offices based only in free zones

Most of the businesses in retail and trading are carried out by the family owned local groups; by franchising international brands and labels.  Government companies or public listed companies are primarily into oil & gas sector, telecommunication and real estate development.

The following list is an attempt to list the most preferred employers in UAE based on common public impression emerged over a period of time, on the strength of the Employer brand and the respect and trust earned by these companies in the long run.  The list covers industries like property development, IT, hospitality, telecommunication, retail and services:

1.       Dubai Properties Group (DPG):

A member of Dubai holdings, DPG is a leading property developer encompassing residential, commercial, staff accommodation, retail and property management. It incorporates the portfolios of Dubai Properties, Sama Dubai and Tatweer.

2.       Union Properties:

A leading property investment developer Union Properties has been in the market for more than 20 years. Through its group of companies, it provides services in various sectors like:, property investment and development, property management, facilities management, electro mechanical contracting, interior design and fit outs, district cooling etc.

3.       Abhu Dhabi National Hotel Companies:

Established in 1978, ADNHC covers all sectors of hospitality right from ownership and representation of 5-star hotels in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai. The impressive list of hotels include Hilton Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Al Diar hotels, Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villa.

4.       Drake and Scull:

A multinational engineering and construction company which undertakes projects in all disciplines Civil Contracting, Water & Power, Rail, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP). Though an UK based company, it has its strong presence in Middle Eastern countries: Middle East and spanning operations across UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya, Syria, Jordan

5.       Deyaar:

One of the leading real estate companies in the region, Deyaar is into property development and management

6.       Aramex :

Aramex, a transportation and logistics services company is headquartered in Jordan. It provides a variety of express, logistics, freight forwarding and domestic distribution services.

7.       Dubai Investment:

The largest investment company listed on Dubai Financial Market, has its presence in UAE and Middle East

8.       Arabtech:

Another major player in construction industry, Arabtech established more than 35 years has to its credit many construction projects in all sectors of real estate and infrastructure.

9.       Emaar:

The builder of Burj Khalida, Emaar properties has its presence in around 30 countries. Emaar’s activities include property investment and development, property management services, education, healthcare, retail and hospitality sectors, as well as investing in financial service providers.

10.   Etisalat:

Etisalat is a UAE based telecommunications company, with operations in seventeen countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

I will be continuing with this list in forthcoming write ups…


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