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Overview:

The UAE has rapidly become a hotspot for the ICT sector over the past five years. With the implementation of the National Telecom Policy, the IT industry has seen a surge in development and innovation that left the UAE ranking at 1st among Arab states and 29th worldwide in ICT.

Dubai’s Internet City is the largest Information and Communications Technology hub in the Middle East and North Africa, making it the best place for jobs in the IT sector within the UAE. High Tech Corporations such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle as well as vibrant ICT start-ups have set up their businesses in DIC over the past 15 years, reflecting the city’s major involvement in connecting worldwide IT organisations to the Middle East.

Source: http://alldubai.ae/dubai/dubai-internet-city-dubai-free-zone/

Source: http://www.uaetrade-usa.org

 

Career Opportunities:

A degree in Computer Science/IT or Computer Engineering can lead to wide range of job opportunities within the field. Here are some examples of job positions that may be interesting to graduates of IT related majors.

Computer & information research scientists:

Conduct theoretical, design and inventive research into fundamental computer and information science to develop solutions to problems in the computer hardware and software fields.

Systems managers:

Administrating enterprise-wide distributed systems including computer systems.

Software engineers:

Applying the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that make software-bearing hardware work.

Hardware engineers:

This role involves researching, designing, developing, and testing computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers.

Programmers:

Writing useful source code, which can be interpreted or compiled by a computing system to perform a meaningful task.

Database administrators:

Carry the responsibility for the performance, integrity and security of databases, and be involved the development and planning of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.

Systems analysts: 

Liaising between and reporting to both internal and external clients and stakeholders throughout the development process.

Computer support specialists: 

Providing assistance regarding computer software or equipment to individuals and businesses.

Source: http://dubaiemploymenttips.com/it-jobs/

  

Key Employers: 

Microsoft: https://eu5.advorto.com/MicrosoftGraduates/Search.aspx 

IBM: http://www-05.ibm.com/employment/ae/ 

Oracle: https://oracle.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en 

Intel: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/locations/united-arab-emirates.html

Emirates:

Emirates Group also offers a National IT Graduate Programme, which enables fresh graduates with IT-related degrees to explore the different roles and challenges presented within the blooming industry.

http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/english/careers_overview/national_careers/universitygraduates.aspx 

Source: https://www.technojobs.co.uk/info/it-jobs-abroad/it-jobs-in-dubai.phtml

 

Where To Look:

Alongside searching through specific companies’ careers pages, it is vital for graduates to know the most frequently updated jobs sites and agencies. IT jobs are often available at organisations that are not specifically related to Information Technology. For example, universities, schools, banks, and retail organisations are constantly looking for employees to join the IT department, especially with the fast growing reliance on computer technology to run businesses and organisations.

Below are links to the most popular Job advertising websites in the UAE: 

Bayt:

http://www.bayt.com/en/uae/jobs/roles/technology-it/?aff_id=1471267 

Dubizzle:

https://dubai.dubizzle.com/jobs/information-technology/ 

Indeed:
http://www.indeed.ae/Information-Technology-jobs-in-Dubai 

Naukrigulf:

http://www.naukrigulf.com/information-technology-jobs 

CareerJet:
http://www.careerjet.ae/information-technology-jobs/dubai-123161.html?affid=24ccd54d8eff3fe86ecb728c01560075 

Monster Gulf:

http://jobsearch.monstergulf.com/jobresults/it-jobs-in-dubai.html 

Source: http://dubaiemploymenttips.com/it-jobs/