March 20, 2023
Irina Loncar

From UK to Dubai: Exploring Job Opportunities for Recruitment Consultants

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Dubai has become an attractive destination for UK Recruitment Consultants, with job opportunities and high salaries making it one of the most popular cities for a career move. In fact, only 15% of Emirati citizens live there- many more are migrant workers or expats working on their dreams while enjoying life abroad.

In 2022, The Doherty Group placed a record number of candidates in our clients’ Dubai offices and they are delighted with the working culture and benefits there. Dubai is a vibrant and growing city that offers tax-free income, high salaries, and a great quality of life. They’ve shared with us their top reasons why you should consider moving to the Emirates too, read on.


One of the biggest advantages of living and working in Dubai as a recruitment consultant is the tax-free income. The city has a well-deserved reputation for being a paradise for people looking to boost their careers as you won’t have to pay any kind of tax on the salary that you receive. That means you will keep all that hard-earned money for yourself. Depending on your salary, in the UK you can get taxed up to 40% - in Dubai, you get to keep all that money to enjoy or save up.


Dubai has an economy that is vastly spreading and can welcome more and more professionals from all over the world. If you're looking for stability and high-earning potential, this could be just what your wallets have been waiting on! Dubai's core sectors are IT, Digital, Finance, and Tech.  In addition, the UAE is a hub for international businesses, and being a Recruiter in Dubai means you'll have a wonderland of opportunities for a variety of niches.

Earlier this year, a massive economic plan worth $8.7 trillion has been revealed by the government, targeting the enhancement of trade, and foreign investment, and establishing a stronger position in the world as a global hub. This plan is set to unfold in the next decade with the goal of accelerating growth and development.

So, needless to say, it's an excellent opportunity to gain international experience, expand your professional network, and work with people from different backgrounds and cultures.


You'll never get bored while living in Dubai, as there are plenty of activities, events, and facilities that you can enjoy. There is always something new to do, try, taste, see, encounter, or experience in Dubai. The city is known for its luxurious lifestyle, beautiful beaches, shopping malls, and world-class amenities.

It offers a variety of other attractions, such as the iconic Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, and the Dubai Miracle Garden, which is the world's largest flower garden. The city is also home to a variety of cultural attractions, including the Dubai Museum and the Jumeirah Mosque

You'll be able to come up with a new, unforgettable adventure every week! Not to mention Dubai's central location between Asia and Europe puts it on the best travel routes to anywhere in the world!


If in the UK you spend at least 10 months living in the cold, rainy and wet weather, in Dubai it’s completely the opposite! The city is situated on the southeastern coast of the Persian Gulf, and its warm weather and beautiful beaches attract visitors from around the world. It boasts an average of 3580 hours of sunshine a year. Cloudless blue skies dominate the long warm days, and beautiful sea waters are close by for you to enjoy.

It is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, and it is especially popular during the winter months when temperatures range from 20-30 degrees Celsius.


Dubai is host to a multitude of inclusive communities that welcome people going for an exciting international move. Expats have plenty of opportunities to enjo during the day and night, and contrary to popular opinion, the culture allows and supports a huge diversity of people and lifestyles.


With all the modernity and facilities within the country, the health system wouldn’t be different: The public hospitals, which can be used free of charge by citizens and expats with a health card, provide free or affordable health care. Every resident of Dubai is legally required to have some form of private medical cover, and unless you are an Emirati national, you will need private medical cover in Dubai.


Moving to Dubai is like a breath of fresh air.

Whether you are moving for a career move that pays better, the luxurious facilities and superb lifestyle, or the glorious sunny weather and change of scenery, you are sure to have a blast!

Now, if you're still not convinced, let's get real for a minute. Do you really want to miss out on all of these amazing opportunities? You could be living your best life in Dubai, making money, building your career, and exploring the world. Don't let fear or hesitation hold you back from the adventure of a lifetime.

We’re working with a range of great Recruitment opportunities in our clients’ offices in Dubai, we’re happy to share more details about the roles and find you the best fit according to your goals - reach out anytime!


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