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Emirates to recruit 6,000 staff

Six-month plan to support accelerated business recovery


Emirates plans to boost its operational workforce by recruiting more than 6,000 staff over six months. As restrictions ease worldwide with the wider administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, additional pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists, and ground staff will be needed to support the airline’s ramp-up of operations across its global network in response to a surge in customer demand.

Emirates has already restored 90% of its network and is on track to reach 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021. The world’s largest international airline is supplementing its flight schedules with increased frequencies to meet the pent-up demand. It is also deploying its high-capacity double-decker A380 aircraft on popular routes around its network. By November, Emirates will offer more than 165,000 additional seats on its flagship A380 aircraft.

The requirement for additional staff signifies the quick recovery Dubai’s economy is witnessing and will lead to opportunities and other positive developments across various other businesses, including those in the consumer, travel, and tourism sectors.

Dubai’s diverse mix of cultures, tax-free environment, and leading infrastructure for living, working, and recreation continues to attract people from all over the world, with more than 200 nationalities calling the city their home.

Dubai’s robust response to the pandemic has consistently been ranked amongst the most effective in the world, made successful through the country’s strong leadership and efficient public and private partnerships. The rapid vaccination roll-out in the UAE and clear pandemic protocols have enabled Dubai to quickly and safely reopen to international tourism and business activities since July 2020.