It is all about the MOI guard in UAE

MOI refers to Ministry Of Interior in UAE. MOI guard provides the guarding services to the UAE government facilities and the associated organizations.

Since, lack of manpower in local police forces the UAE police hires the private guards to protect the government offices, VIP residence and their own facilities such as jails and police stations etc.

After 17yrs servicing in the military, safety and security field, I have been continually helping the young job seekers by making their job hunting process easy and effective, especially in the security and safety sector.

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I enjoyed 10yrs operating as a military officer in my home country than started overseas career as a security supervisor in Dubai. currently, it has passed nearly 10yrs in the Gulf region.

For the last 10yrs, I have been observing closely the job market in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.

My videos, articles, and blogs all are supported facts of the job market, recruitment policies, and nature of works in this region. This blog conjointly based on my answer to your question Mr Narendaran from India.

Before moving into the detail I’d wish to thanks my friends who are working at MOI in various branches and positions. Without their assistance, it was not possible for me writing this blog.

Why do many people like to be part of the MOI guard?

The main reason, ex-military and police officers want to join the private military company after retirement or resignation from active duty are some similarity on rules, regulations and nature of work.

If you have only a few year experiences in military and police can perform general security tasks in the private sector. Many national or international security companies love to hire as a security guard or other security-related positions to the candidate who has a military or police background.

But when it comes to the MOI guard many veteran armies and police officers, especially from developing countries, want to be part of it, the reasons are as following;

  • Higher pay than Private security officers in UAE.
  • They get extra training from the UAE police force before starting duty.
  • Public respect them as UAE police.
  • It is a government job of UAE.
  • They would be benefited all the government allowances if hired through the direct ministry of interior.
What is MOI?

MOI or ministry of interior is a department of UAE government responsible for supervising all the matter of the federal defence, public security (police) and private security.

The MOI has integrated with police and the security system in UAE. Local police authority in every emirate is responsible for maintaining law and order. Security companies providing protection of private establishments and properties.

Despite that, there are some important roles of the Ministry of Interior
  1. Safeguarding the state
  2. Creating, organizing and supervising police and security forces
  3. Conducting all affairs such as naturalization and residency
  4. Regulate road traffic
  5.  Provide protection and security of institutions and property.
The roles of the MOI Guards
  • MOI guards play the supplement role to the national police, defense force, and other departments that are beneath the ministry of interior.
  • In addition, the MOI guards provide the guarding services to the people, building, and place where the ministry of interior needs.
  • MOI guards work with UAE police by just guarding the places and establishments with Emirati counterpart.
Why the UAE government require foreign national as MOI guard?

In the past, Emirati or UAE nationals didn’t seem to be greatly interested in working nine to five. Because everything has been provided by the government as allowances like food, housing, and education, etc.

But now, the things have been gradually changing, the UAE government has encouraged Emirati to work in government and none government sector by reforming its economy and employment policy. As a result, there are many locals working in government and private sector nowadays.

Emiratis wok in police and national army however they don’t like activity post guarding duty. So, the UAE government hire foreign national to perform this sort of job in police and military.

Do the MOI guards have any special power of arrest? 

Although MOI guards working with UAE police they don’t have the authority of arresting anyone in UAE.

You may find the people from the Republic of India, Nepal, Pakistan, East Asian and African nationals working with UAE police and defense force.

Are they really UAE national military?

Answer is… No! They’re the MOI guards, providing guarding services to the UAE’s military and police bases, installation, and other defense facilities in the country.

How to be an MOI guard?

For a pair of months, many folks asked me a way to be part of MOI’s guard in UAE. It is one of the best and high paying job for the veteran military and police officer. There is 2 way you’ll be able to get MOI guard job.

1. Direct join to MOI

MOI recruits itself national or international candidate as a guard you can recruit form your home country or if you’re in UAE search for the available job in MOI web site you can attend for interview.

2. Join through the MOI contractors

The private security companies in UAE not all but few companies hire folks as MOI guard from a different country or in UAE, and supply to the ministry of interior. If you’re employed through security corporations you’d get pay from Security Company, not from MOI.

How much salary MOI guard get in UAE?

Although the duties and responsibility the same there is huge different on the salary between MOI guards directly from the ministry of interior and security corporation.

If you’re an MOI guard from private security companies you would earn obviously less than your counterpart from the ministry of the interior because your company can take some bucks out of the actual pay from MOI. Generally, the MOI guards earn in the UAE

  • The MOI’s guard direct = 5000-7000AED per month
  • MOI’s guard from security companies = 4000-6000AED per month
  • MOI’s guard UAE national 15000+per month
What’s the qualification of MOI guard?

There is not any education qualification is obligatory, however, having the school leaving certificate is minimum education qualification for MOI guard.

Candidates require 2yrs+ worked experienced in military or police force in their home country and there’s a limitation on resignation or retirement time should not be longer than 1yr. If you recently resigned, look young, tall, energetic, and good at English and Arabic secures a great chance of selection.

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