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Abu Dhabi English to Arabic Translator

  • Location
    (ABU DHABI) and various
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Marketing, advertising and PR / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

Home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region has a pivotal role to play in driving global conversations – from environmental policies to religion and pop culture. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are clear leaders in this equation, although the wave of innovation continues to transcend borders.

APCO launched its regional operations in 2006 in Dubai. Growing from a team of less than 30 consultants, APCO today has more than 200 people from 30+ countries working in teams across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, JeddahManama and Kuwait. Our projects also take us to Cairo, Amman, Muscat, Beirut and other markets in the Levant.

With a portfolio of more than 100 clients, APCO’s MENA offices deliver public relations and digital communication support and advisory services across the government, health, food, consumer & retail, finance, technology, real estate & hospitality, non-profit and public affairs practices. The region also offers specialized services, created for the Middle East, such as our Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. We serve government, corporate and social sector clients across a wide array of industries and focus areas.

In addition, APCO’s global AI Comms Lab, a first-of-its-kind innovation center which utilizes artificial intelligence to build and protect the reputations of major global brands, governments and organizations is driven from the Dubai office.

The translator role is to interprets English written content into Arabic by ensuring meaning and context are maintained

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

  • Reads through or listens to material in English language, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into Arabic, making sure to preserve the original meaning
  • Translates online, videos from English to Arabic
  • Consults with subject matter experts and other colleagues in order to understand specialized concepts and translate them appropriately
  • Refers to online translation tools for additional assistance with translation
  • Provides clients with quotes based on project length and level of complexity
  • Follows up with clients to ensure satisfaction and understanding
  • Adheres to industry quality standards established by the Association of Translation Companies to ensure that all completed work follows legal and ethical obligations
  • Translates a variety of documents including literary, legal, research, technical, scientific, educational, and commercial materials from English to Arabic
  • AD-Hock Assignment/reports
  • As per the Direct Manager’s requests


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Translation or Equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience as a translator from English to Arabic
  • Prior Content writing experience

Work Conditions

The physical abilities needed to perform the duties of this position, in addition to the office climate:

  • Office environment is general office setting
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must reside in Abu Dhabi or be willing to relocate
  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Excellent English and Arabic communication skills written and verbally
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, strong attention to detail
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient, solution oriented and creative