government jobs in UAE for foreign nationals.


UAE is one of the countries in the world which allows foreign nationals to work in the government sectors. Both, the state and federal governments recruit foreign talents to provide public services throughout the bureaucratic offices. The government jobs in UAE are still available for foreigners because the UAE nationals still not interested in working full time.

Another reason behind the foreigners get a chance to work in the very important bodies of the government is the number of emirates who have a relevant degree is less than the UAE government needs the number of people to provide the smooth and effective government services to the public.

As the government has implemented a digital governance initiative, the sophisticated technologies are used to operate government services on daily basis, but only a few UAE nationals have such expertise that they can handle the program in real-time.

If you visit any government office you will find the foreign national working in the various rank from the junior to senior. Although the UAE government gives priority for the local to the public services the foreigners will continuously play important roles for many years.

Are you looking for government jobs in the UAE?

If the answer is yes, you are correct because I want to reveal different methods here in this post that help you to pursue government jobs in Dubai. I think it is important for you to know the advantage of working with the UAE government before you make a decision for looking for jobs in public services.

Advantages of work in government sectors.

  1. Good Salary: Although foreign nationals working in the government sector gets less salary than the UAE counterpart they get more salary than the private sector employees.
  2. Salary in time: You should not worry about the payment delay or postpone for another month because of company business is running out. Every end of the month you would get your hard earn money in your bank account.
  3. Job security: You would not get the fire on behalf of your performance in the government sectors while layoff always occurs in the private sectors.
  4. Bonuses: Depending on the nature of your work you will get decent bonuses and allowances such as housing, transportation, vacations, and children’s education, etc.
  5. increase of the salary: The federal or state government always care about people who work for them. Often every or in a couple of years the government increases the pay to the public worker so, you should not ask or lobby to your boss for a pay rise.
  6. Retirement or end service benefits: The government employees always enjoy good post-retirement, PF, gratuity and other end services bonuses.
  7. Medical benefits: Although the private’s sector employees also get medical insurance all the treatments do not cover while government employees have the advantage of covering all kinds of illnesses for them and their families.
  8.  Fixed working hours: You may work only for 8 hours a day and 48hrs a week in the government sector but the private sector you should perform over time though you are not willing to do so.
  9.  Holidays: As a government employee You will get the day off in the holidays but the private sector you have to work in.
  10. Vacations: As a foreign worker you need to go to the home country to visit your family and relative after working a year in the UAE. Every year you will get a vacation in time but in the private sector, you will get a chance every for 2yrs even the most disgusting part is waiting for your tern.

Which government departments you can work with?

The UAE government has various entities under the different ministry, therefor here is the list of the federal and states government entities which always offer the opportunities for the suitable candidates.

1 Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA)
2 Abu Dhabi Agriculture And Food Safety Authority
3 Abu Dhabi Airports Company
4 Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
5 Abu Dhabi Digital Authority
6 Abu Dhabi Distribution Company
7 Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority
8 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
9 Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company
10 Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – Seha
11 Abu Dhabi Housing Authority
12 Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD)
13 Abu Dhabi Media Company – ADMC
14 Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority (twofour54)
15 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
16 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
17 Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center – Oshad
18 Abu Dhabi Ports Company
19 Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council
20 Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund
21 Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund
22 Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
23 Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company
24 Abu Dhabi Sports Council
25 Ajman Chamber of Commerce & Industry
26 Al Ain Distribution Company
27 Al Qasba Development Office – Sharjah
28 Arab Science and Technology Foundation – Sharjah
29 Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation – Dubai
Central Bank of United Arab Emirates
31 Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority – Abu Dhabi
32 Department of Civil Aviation – Sharjah
33 Department of Community Development-Abu Dhabi
34 Department of Culture – Sharjah
35 Department of Culture and Tourism
36 Department of Economic Development – Ajman
37 Department of Economic Development -Abu Dhabi
38 Department of Economic Development -Ras Al Khaimah
39 Department of Economic Development Umm Al Quwain
40 Department of Education and Knowledge – Abu Dhabi.
41 Department of eGovernment – Umm Al Quwain
42 Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi
43 Department of Finance – Abu Dhabi
44 Department of Finance – Dubai
45 Department of Health – Abu Dhabi
46 Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) – Abu Dhabi
Department of Seaports and Customs – Sharjah
48 Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing – Dubai
49 Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi
50 Directorate General of Civil Defence – Dubai
51 Directorate of Housing – Sharjah
52 Directorate of Human Resources – Sharjah
53 Directorate of Public Works – Sharjah
54 Directorate of Town Planning and Survey – Sharjah
55 Dubai Airport Freezone
56 Dubai Airports
57 Dubai Chamber
58 Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
59 Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services
Dubai Courts
61 Dubai Customs
62 Dubai Economy
63 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
64 Dubai Exports
65 Dubai Financial Market
66 Dubai Government Human Resources Department
67 Dubai Government Workshop
68 Dubai Health Authority
69 Dubai Judicial Institute
70 Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)
71 Dubai Media Incorporated
Dubai Municipality
73 Dubai Police
74 Dubai Public Prosecution
75 Dubai Pulse
76 Dubai Sport Council
77 Dubai Statistics Center
78 Dubai Women Establishment
79 Economic Development Department – Sharjah
80 Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology
81 Emirates Foundation – Abu Dhabi
82 Emirates Heritage Club – Abu Dhabi
83 Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du)
84 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Emirates Post Group
86 Emirates Real Estate Corporation
87 Emirates Transport
88 EmiratesSkills
89 Environment & Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) – Sharjah
90 Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD)
91 Environmental Protection & Development Authority-Ras Al Khaimah
92 Executive Affairs Authority – Abu Dhabi
93 Federal Authority for Government Human Resources
94 Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship
95 Federal Authority For Nuclear Regulation
96 Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
Federal Customs Authority
98 Federal Electricity and Water Authority
99 Federal Tax Authority
100 Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime
101 Federal Youth Authority
102 Finance Department Of Sharjah
103 Financial Audit Department – Dubai
104 Fujairah Municipality
105 Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Authority.
106 General Authority for Sports
107 General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments
108 General Civil Aviation Authority
109 General Department of the Civil Defense – Ajman
110 General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police (ADP)
111 General Directorate of Civil Defence – Sharjah
113 General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners Affairs – Abu Dhabi (GDRFA)
114 General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai
115 General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Sharjah
116 General Pension and Social Security Authority
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
118 Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum For Distinguished Acadmic Performance
119 Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for Distinguished Academic Performance
120 Higher Colleges of Technology
121 Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) – Abu Dhabi
122 Insurance Authority
123 International Humanitarian City
124 Islamic Affairs And Charitable Activities Department – Dubai
125 Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation
126 Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development – Abu Dhabi
127 Knowledge and Human Development Authority – Dubai
128 Knowledge without Borders Project – Sharjah
129 Land Department – Dubai
Ministry of Cabinet Affairs & The Future
131 Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
132 Ministry of Community Development
133 Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
134 Ministry of Defense – United Arab Emirates
135 Ministry of Economy
136 Ministry of Education
137 Ministry of Energy & Industry
Ministry of Finance
139 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
140 Ministry of Health and Prevention
141 Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation
142 Ministry of Infrastructure Development
143 Ministry of Interior
144 Ministry of Justice
145 Ministry of Presidential Affairs
146 Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs
147 Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives
148 Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation
149 Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation – Dubai
150 Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Est
151 Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
152 Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre
153 Mubadala Company – Abu Dhabi
154 Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman
155 Musanada Company – Abu Dhabi
National Archives – Abu Dhabi
157 National Consultative Council (NCC) – Abu Dhabi
158 National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority
159 National Media Council
160 National Qualification Authority
161 National Rehabilitation Center (NRC)- Abu Dhabi
162 Police Science Academy – Sharjah
163 Prevention and Safety Authority – Sharjah
164 Protocol Department – Dubai
165 Public Transport Corporation-Ajman
Ras Al Khalmah Municipality
167 Real Estate Registration Department -Sharjah
168 Roads and Transport Authority – Dubai
171 Securities and Commodities Authority
172 Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
173 Sharjah Art Foundation
174 Sharjah Business Women Council
175 Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
176 Sharjah City For Humanitarian Services
177 Sharjah City Municipality
178 Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
179 Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority
180 Sharjah Electricity And Water Authority
181 Sharjah Government Media Bureau
Sharjah Health Authority(SHA)
183 Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)
184 Sharjah Museums Authority
185 Sharjah National Oil Corpration
186 Sharjah Police Headquarters
187 Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme
189 Statistics Centre − Abu Dhabi
190 Supreme Council of Energy – Dubai
191 Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
192 The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research
193 The Executive Council – Dubai
194 The General Secretariat of the Executive Council – Abu Dhabi
195 The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
196 The National Center of Meteorology & Seismology
197 The National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority
The University of Sharjah
200 UAE National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking
201 UAE Red Crescent
202 UAE Space Agency
204 United Arab Emirates University
205 Zakat Fund
206 Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination – Abu Dhabi
207 Zayed House for Islamic Culture -Abu Dhabi
208 Zayed University


How to look for government sector jobs in UAE?

I hope you know the governmental entities where you can carry on your future career from the above list. Now let me tell you how to look for a job in the United Arab Emirates.

Most of the government services in the UAE are online because the government has promoted digital governance initiative the result for that it gives more and more information through the internet.

If the government of the UAE requires some employees that they publish online, you should always check the available positions in some areas. Search for jobs of UAE Government through these official portals.

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Hello, everyone, I am Ranga Singh the founder of For the past 17yrs, I worked in aboard. Now, I have been researching the job market, especially in the Gulf region. The main purpose of the website is to give information, advice, and guidance to the people about the job, education visa and travel. I want to support young people for a happy and successful career.