The falling oil price and knock-on effects on government budgets in 2015 restricted hiring for sales and marketing professionals in the oil and construction markets.
In contrast, we saw significant growth in demand for talent in the tourism, banking and manufacturing sectors.
The most sought-after professionals were those with technical and digital expertise, as well as individuals with strong Middle East experience and Arabic language skills.
Those with technical and digital expertise, as well as individuals with strong Middle East experience and Arabic language skills, will be in high demand.
As digital communications and social media continued to increase in importance, hiring managers will seek sales and marketing specialists with strong technical skills in these areas.
Tourism will be another key focus, particularly as the UAE continues its drive to become one of the world’s leading tourist destinations.
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