Working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Post Date: July 21, 2014 | Category: General Information

Professional Overseas Contractors
More and more civilian contractors are moving to Abu Dhabi in search of the same tax-free wealth, less the constant commercial frenzy, found in nearby Dubai. Once a desert outpost dependent on pearling and palm gardening, the city and surrounds has grown tremendously in the last decade and has now emerged as an attractive destination luring foreigners from around the globe.

Civilian contractors work on Al Dhafra - Air Base, a military installation in the United Arab Emirates. The base is located approximately 20 mi. south of Abu Dhabi and is operated by the United Arab Emirates Air Force. Life in Abu Dhabi tends to unravel at a slower pace than in Dubai, and the city is often characterised as being more family-friendly and better suited for those looking to settle down and stay awhile.

Contractors there work under a task order called AFCAP. The Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP, similar to LOGCAP) is a cost-plus award fee contract designed to provide on-call capability in a wide range of contingency civil engineer and services support (except crash/fire rescue, explosive ordnance disposal, mortuary affairs and field exchanges). The current AFCAP contractor is Readiness Management Support L.C. a subsidiary of Johnson Controls.

Professional Overseas Contractors

Life Downtown

Dubai is about a 90-minute drive north, depending on traffic, and people go back and forth frequently; a passenger rail link between the two cities is in the planning stages, with the first expected service in 2018. Oman’s Musandam Peninsula is a popular weekend destination for diving and dolphin watching, and the northern emirate Fujairah is popular for trekking through the wadis (valleys) and hills. Muscat, the capital of Oman, is around 435km to the east, a four-hour drive or a short flight away.

Most expats rent while living in Abu Dhabi. A two-bedroom flat in a high end building on the Corniche, Saadiyat Island or in Al Raha Beach rents for between $40,000 - $55,000 (140,000 - 200,000 dirhams a year) it is typical for rents to be paid yearly in Abu Dhabi. On Al Reem, a similar property rents for about $30,000 - $35,000 (110,000 to 130,000 dirhams a year). In these prime areas, apartments currently cost 14,200 dirhams per square metre.

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7 Responses to “Working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”

  1. Comment made by Bujar Salihu on Jul 22nd 2014 at 02:47:

    I believe that my skills and qualities meet the requirements you seek. I am form Europe and currently in Middle East working for Fluor USA Government Group, I have more then 12 years experience in implementing in different projects on Administration, Finances, Human Resources, Logistic and Procurement, managing and organizing training’s will serve me well and in addition it will help me and other team member work towards the accomplishments of the Your companies goals.

  2. Comment made by koolaid2509 on Jul 22nd 2014 at 05:21:

    Hello and to whom it may concern i am looking for new job location in the Field of Logistic Manager. i work here in Afghanistan for the last 2 1/2 years as a Sr.Lead Logistic manager hoping you may have opining in this field.

  3. Comment made by Geoffrey asava on Jul 24th 2014 at 02:17:

    My passion for the hospitality industry along with my vast experience in Catering makes me the perfect candidate for the job of a Catering asst. Manager that you have advertised in The Weekly. My resume (enclosed) will provide you with an idea of how I can prove to be a valuable member of your Hotel.

    I am aware of the fact that the work of a Catering Asst. Manager is not merely managing menus and budgeting; there is so much more that needs to be done. Having worked in this capacity for over a year I am familiar with the demands of this job such as soliciting new accounts in order to meeting revenue goals and selling all facets of the restaurant to new and existing clients. My former work includes developing strategic business plans, researching competition products and activities, developing sales leads and of course playing an active part in planning just the right menus. Furthermore, I am responsible for recruiting and training new staff and handle the existing one so that the right level of service is provided to clients.
    I am positive that my experience as a manager will prove to be highly beneficial to your company. I am excited at the prospect of joining your Org. and would like to discuss this further with you. Thank you for your time.

  4. Comment made by Lisa Leiker on Dec 16th 2014 at 15:27:

    I would be interested in working in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Please review my profile on LinkedIn.

  5. Comment made by Anandkumar Varma on Jan 10th 2015 at 09:35:

    I am interested to work at any Military Base Camps in food service as catering supervisor or any relevant position one that is available for a job employment. I have over 19 years’ experience in Catering Operation, I am Specialist in Military DFAC and Kitchen Management, I was work for international catering group of companies such, ADNH Compass, Sodexo and Supreme Group, also have work for US base camp Afghanistan-NATO
    Please go through my Profile- LinkedIn
    Thanks & Best Regards
    Anandkumar Varma
    Hyderabad, India
    Email ID [email protected]
    Skype ID anandkumar.varma1

  6. Comment made by Robert Ellis on Mar 11th 2015 at 05:34:

    I’m very interested in working in the security field. I’ve worked in Afghanistan for 5yrs and I have 20yrs experience. Thanks and look forward to response.

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