Jobs in Gulf: Important news for those working in these Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, what will be the advantage or disadvantage for Indian workers?

Jobs in UAE for Indian: There is an important news for people thinking of working in Arab countries. In Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gulf countries these days, employees are being recruited in many areas, including openings with work-from-home facility. According to Khaleej Times‍s report, thousands of jobs have been created in UAE alone.

After the end of the Corona epidemic, there is a decline in remote working or work-from-home job postings in many countries. But, in spite of this, there are thousands of vacancies for job seekers on various job portals and channels in various sectors in UAE and other gulf countries. The data showed that the most sought-after jobs, which are also for those looking to work from home, include Call Center Representative, Marketing Specialist, Sales Executive, Business Development Manager, Finance Officer and others.

In the post-Corona pandemic period, employers and managers of most companies are increasingly urging employees to return to office, as restrictions have been eased. But most of the employees prefer hybrid work model. If companies do not give such offers, they find other options and join more convenient companies.

Work-from-home jobs in UAE
A research by LinkedIn has revealed that 77% of professionals in the UAE are considering changing jobs this year , And the main reason for this is the distance of their workplace. According to LinkedIn, the share of remote job postings in the UAE stood at 4.3% by February 2023, a decline of 22.8% in January and more than 50% compared to the same month last year. At the same time, has about 1,500 work-from-home jobs posted on the portal, with more than 600 posts available in the GCC and more than 300 in the UAE. These figures also keep changing on a daily basis. 

Remote job postings are down, but vacancies are up 
Said Najat Abdelhadi, Head of Communications and Career Specialist at LinkedIn Mina. "The share of remote job postings is declining in the UAE, as managers call their teams back into the office due to the prevailing uncertainty to prove higher business revenue." He advised that if employers want to retain their best talent that will help them stay on top and navigate the rapidly changing business landscape, they need to carefully consider how their workforce What does he want? The workforce generally wants more flexibility. 

Work from Home Options
Ola Haddad, Director of HR at, says her website offers a variety of work from home opportunities for job seekers in the UAE. There are posts from where the employers are actively looking for employees for various roles. Most of the posts pertain to Call Center Operators, Marketing Specialists, Sales Executives, Business Development Managers and Finance Officers. 

According to LinkedIn, the top 5 sectors for remote job postings in the UAE by February 2023 are technology, information and media, followed by professional services, wholesale, consumer services and professions related to oil & gas and mining. < /p>

Skills needed for work from home
General skills: 

  • Strong communication
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Good communication
  • Multi‍tasking
  • Good organizational techniques‍


  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Business-to-Business (B2B)
  • Social Media Skills‍
  • Professional Service
  • Accounting Software
  • Tally ERP
  • Quick Books‍s 
  • Interior Design 
  • Wholesale Sec‍ Tur 
  • Direct‍Sales‍Sales Marketing 
  • Consumer‍Sector&zwj 
  • Knowledge of Arabic language
  • must also be bilingual

‘Priority to young people with the skills needed for the job’
Najat Abdelhadi says, "Recruiters are looking for employees with the skills to match rapidly changing strategies. Having a university degree or a few years of experience under your belt is no longer enough. To stand out from the crowd, you must have good skills which help in higher productivity and business growth."
He said, "Skills have become so important, in fact, that from 2015 to 2022, there has been an average change of 27% in the skills required across all sectors in the UAE, meaning that skilled youth are being given priority. And, this is the reason that job seekers should have the necessary skills for their job, only then they will get priority."

Thus, if Indian employees have the necessary skills then it will be beneficial for them, otherwise they may have to suffer due to the vacancies in Gulf countries. 

Read also: Saudi Arabia will again make big changes in the work visa system, increasing difficulties for Indians!

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