The United Arab Emirates called the Emirates or the UAE is located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates. The capital of UAE is Abu Dhabi, which is an established commercial centre known all over the world. Dubai is also a part of UAE, a city which is known the world over for its shopping malls and glamour.
The UAE's oil reserves are the seventh-largest in the world, while its natural gas reserves are the world's seventeenth-largest. Lately UAE has also been focusing more on developing alternative avenues like healthcare, education and infrastructure. The UAE's economy is the most diversified in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with its most populous city of Dubai emerging into a global city and international aviation hub. Nevertheless, the country remains extremely reliant on its export of petroleum and natural gas.
UAE has the second largest economy in the GCC (after Saudi Arabia), with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $377 billion (1.38 trillion AED) in 2012. Since independence in 1971, UAE's economy has grown by nearly 231 times to 1.45 trillion AED in 2013. The non-oil trade has grown to 1.2 trillion AED, a growth by around 28 times from 1981 to 2012. UAE is ranked as the 31st best nation in the world for doing business based on its economy and regulatory environment.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has seen phenomenal economic growth over the last decade and has been able to generate huge number of jobs across various sectors attracting candidates from countries like India, Pakistan, UK, Canada and so on. The job opportunities are not only created in the oil & gas and construction, however, huge no. of job opportunities are also generated in sectors like energy, information technology, banking, investments and finance. Tourism is also turning out to be one of the main industries followed by retail industry, thereby, generating huge amount of jobs in the country of UAE. Tremendous job opportunities exist for candidates who have a long term serious career oriented plan for a job in UAE.
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Courtesy: Gulf Job Consultants