How to Get a Job with Emirates

Who wouldn’t want to join Emirates? As a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, Emirates is currently one of the world’s leading airlines and the largest in the Middle East in terms of revenue and fleet size. With over 3,500 flights per week, Emirates travels to more than 120 destinations around the world! If you also want to be part of this highly successful and well-established company located in the heart of Dubai, check out the following tips that will help you get one step closer to landing your dream job!

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1. Searching for a job

If you want to get the best, you have to aim for the best! Emirates offer a wide range of career opportunities. Over 50,000 people are currently employed by the company who come from diverse cultural backgrounds and are based in different disciplines including pilots, cabin crew, engineering, corporate and legal services, tourism and travel services.

Whether you want to be a flight attendant or an engineer with Emirates, it is guaranteed that you will gain valuable knowledge and work experience in your chosen field working alongside many skilled professionals.

Check out the following requirements for some of Emirates available positions:

Cabin Crew

  • You should be at least 21 years old.
  • Educated to at least high school level.
  • Medically fit and have a minimum arm reach of 212cms in order to reach emergency equipment on aircrafts.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

If you want to know more about living in Dubai as a member of Emirates cabin crew, check out this series of insightful videos available on Emirates Careers.

First Officer

  • A minimum of 4000 hours total flying time
  • A minimum of 2000 hours multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft.


  • A minimum of 2500 of total flying time on modern commercial multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft jet.
  • A valid ICAO APTL.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).

In order to search and apply for a position at Emirates you should create an account on the Emirates Group’s official website, login and submit your application online.

2. Required Skills

The most desirable transferable skills and qualities you should possess as an Emirates employee and should try to promote during the interviewing process are:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Teamwork and analytical skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to understand people’s needs
  • Friendly and approachable manner

3. Interview with Emirates

With regards to getting an interview with Emirates, Glassdoor reviews suggest that the best way to do it is via applying online. Amongst previous applicants who got the interview:

  • 70% applied online
  • 10% via a recruiter
  • 6% via employee referral
  • 4% in-person

Overall, the interview experience is ranked as:

  • Positive – 63%
  • Neutral – 13%
  • Negative – 21%

For what it’s worth, the interview difficulty is average as it is ranked at 3.0 out of 5. So why not take your chances and apply for the position you are interested with Emirates? You never know where that might get you!

4. Get to know Emirates

The secret to getting any job is becoming familiar with the company first. The reason why it’s important that you learn as much as possible about Emirates is to assess whether this job is for you, to effectively show your interest for the job and be more prepared when it comes to the interview itself.

If you are using LinkedIn, check out Emirates’ LinkedIn profile and stay up to date with company news and plans for development to ensure that you are as relevant as possible when applying for a job. Also, with more than 22,330 Emirates employees on LinkedIn, make sure that you contact them to gain an insight into Emirates recruitment process or even ask them how they managed to get the job.

If you want to know more about what it feels like to work for Emirates Airlines, check out the following video:


If you think you have what it takes to be part of Emirates, follow the tips provided in this article to ensure you are ready to apply for your dream job!

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