A visit visa for UAE allows the relatives, friends, and family members of UAE residents to enter the country for visiting purposes.
The companies, travel agencies, and other institutions in UAE also provide a visit visa for the person who comes to attend seminars, training, sports event, and the festival.
Since UAE implemented a unique system, the visitors can search for jobs both on tourist and visit visas but are unauthorized to work without converting the work visa.
Many people prefer to come on a visit visa and then look for a dream job in the UAE. With the new revision of the UAE visit visa in 2022, job seekers around the world can apply and obtain it without any hassle.
Why should you come to the UAE on a visit visa?
Coming on a working visa, you may have to pay a huge amount of cash to the agent or manpower agency in your country.
But coming through a visits visa costs you less and takes little time with a straightforward process.
If you are already in the UAE or have a plan to come here on a visits or tourist visa. I am writing this blog with a few hints which help you to look for a job on a Dubai visit visa.
How is the UAE job market?
Dubai’s job market has become highly competitive, reason for that, It’s difficult to get a job because a large number of competitors are searching for opportunities than the available job in the market.
As possible every weekend I visit Bur Dubai and Deira to meet my friends. I am constantly meeting people from all over the world who are here on a visit visa searching for employment in Dubai and other cities in the UAE.
They are looking for openings throughout the UAE, but it is unclear who will be hired and who will return empty-handed, wasting time and money in this country.
You might have watched videos on YouTube and read the articles with tips to search for a job right?. These techniques may be effective in some situations, but the majority of the time it is dependent on how much time you devote to the job-search process.
People on visit visas desperately look for a job because if they return to their country without getting a job it can cost their time, cash, and esteem in the public eye.
What is essential to keep in your mind?
Writing a cover letter with the date your visa expires and requesting a note to the hiring manager to give you a chance for employment won’t help you to get a job fast, because no one cares about it.
The hiring manager is always busy with work and is more concerned about the company’s business.
Although they are systematic you may not be the only one, and they may have many applications from applicants who are comparable circumstances to you.
Good preparation leads to success, that’s why, before traveling to Dubai, the first thing you must do is document attestation.
Because of the numerous frauds discovered in the past, Dubai companies do not believe in your education certificate, particularly if you are from a developing country.
Attest your document from respective government bodies in your home country and ratify from the UAE embassy if it’s possible.
2. Apply for a job from your country
This is the age of the internet you can reach out someone with a matter of a click. You have to apply for jobs online from your home country three months before you plan to arrive.
If any company wants to hire you they can call for an interview. You can enter the UAE on a visit visa near the time of the interview.
When you applying for a job from your country refer that you are coming to UAE on visit visa.
The company may require a candidate in UAE for the interview, so, you should mention on your cover letter that you would be available in the UAE at the time of the interview.
The hiring manager can consider your application because he should not have to do anything for your availability in the UAE at the time of the interview. You can convey this message via email or incorporate it on the CV
This is your first step in searching for a job, your CV should be responsible, professional, and evaluated by an expert.
Try not to compose a general CV, it is a good idea to get a piece of expert’s advice before making the CV.
Better, set up your cv and cover letter by working with a recruitment organization or professional CV writer Because they have huge experience and knowledge about the keywords which impress the hiring manager.
The main challenge for you to impress the recruitment team by your cv and get a call for an interview.
4. Send out a cover letter with the application.
The cover letter is not a CV because there are fundamental differences between them. The CV is a detailed oriented document and cover letter is a requesting note to the hiring manager to arrange for an interview.
Mention your visit visa status in the cover letter. The hiring manager usually does not see your cv because they may have other works to do.
when you mention it in the cover letter. such as your visit visa status, its expiry date and your departure date from UAE, it can draw their attention to the application.
Mention your contact address in your CV or cover letter. Another thing you should not forget to remark in your CV is, up to when you are accessible in UAE for the interview.
Incorporating your street address, email address, and phone number on your CV or cover letter not only makes it easy for the interviewer to contact you but also makes your application professional.
5. Keep hope for future
It is not guaranteed that the companies would hire you in the first place. If they are interested in the future hiring can provide the visa and ticket including the job offer letter.
My friend was an engineering professional he came to Dubai looking for a job we tried very hard to find a job for him.
Finally, all expectations were dashed when he returned home empty-handed after spending nearly AED15 thousand on his journey from Nepal to the UAE and back.
After 4 months, the construction company in Dubai offered him the job and provided all expenses such as visa, ticket and other governmental fees.
Don’t focus only on the opportunity on your hand and keep hope for the future?
6. Apply for a specific job.
After completing your CV and Cover letter start sending out to the job opening. But always keep in mind you will get a call for an interview where your skill and experiences match.
If you apply for a lot of jobs and don’t get a call for an interview, your morale will deteriorate, so avoiding applying for jobs for which you obviously aren’t qualified is a good idea.
Mention your expected salary in the application which covers your living cost in Dubai. Don’t mention the lower salary than the market because Dubai is an expensive city in the region.
8. Attend a walk-in-interview as much as possible.
Dubai holds many job fairs with the support of numerous national and worldwide companies.
Going to such occasions and having an interview with employers increase the chance of hiring in a short period of time.
In the interview, pass information to the hiring manager or team member about your visit visa expiring date.
Tell them you have expected a positive response. Even if you have already returned to your home country, let them know that you have provided contact information on your CV so that they can contact you if they require you for a future opening.
9. Send thanking letter.
After finishing your interview send thanking email to the hiring manager. Furthermore, include your contact number in the UAE, as well as your contact address of your country.
10. How to manage a desperate situation?
When you are in a frantic state of mind don’t lose your patience. Be sure and think about professionalism at the time you are meeting the hiring manager.
In the interview, professionally pass the information that you really need a job because the visa is near expiring. There is nothing too desperate at all, still, you are living the world is no end.
If you are not hired this time you can come again. Everything happens at the right time but you should be systematic to look for the job and application process.
In conclusion: These above tips may help you to search for a job in Dubai. If you hire it is good for you if not, everything is not finished you can come again.
There is no official data available on how many people come on a visit visas for a job in UAE. In my opinion, not everybody able to get hired on a visit visa but 70% might have succeeded.
Not everything that I have expressed here would work for everyone. So, I want to know your experience and knowledge regarding this matter just comment below.