Middle East Careers: working as Emirates cabin crew

Emirates airlines

By Murdo Morrison  www.flightglobal.com

Emirates recruits cabin crew from all over the world, and is working hard to meet its expanding needs. The number of cabin crew at Emirates has passed 12,000 and the airline is recruiting 4,000 more during the current financial year.

Gulf airlinesBut competition is strong: the carrier receives 15,000 cabin crew applications every month.

Like the other Gulf airlines, Emirates’ cabin crew come from many countries, with a total of 131 nationalities represented.

Although the recruitment process is different from that for pilots, the Dubai-based airline casts its net wide, attracting applicants at special recruitment fairs and industry events such as ITB Berlin, held in March.

Emirates cabin crew are employed on renewable three-year contracts on a starting tax-free salary of Dh3,915 ($1,000) a month, with 50% protected against fluctuations in domestic currencies.

Crew are given their own ­bedroom in shared (same-gender) apartments, and other benefits include a free transport service to and from work and concessionary travel for family.

All recruits go through a five-week training programme at the Emirates Aviation College in Dubai.

What does Emirates look for in its cabin crew? “A positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, maturity, a friendly disposition and, importantly, a genuine passion to help others and to provide quality service,” says the airline.

“As the job can be physically demanding, we also look for resilience and a determination to continually perform well.”


  1. I am keen on this job how can I apply for it I have been graduated from faculty of arts department of oriental languages and i have an English diploma from faculty of Education department of English language and I have a very good experience on computer my email is ahmedwagih70@gmail.com

  2. Currently I am working as a Security and Protocol Officer in Burj Khalifa (the World Largest Building). I am really interesting to work in Air Port.

  3. Dear sir
    I’m called Mr Kato Peter crrently staying in Dubai, holding a Bachelors degree in Economics. I so much want to work with Almaktoum Airport. I dont mind any department. my email is ‘katopeter8@gmail.com’

  4. Hi My name is Muhammad Imran Khan , I am interested to work in Almaktoum Airport so how i can apply. ?? Please tell me
    Contact me if you need …Cell
    # +971-55-1186756 / +971503132826
    Email – maanimrankhan@gmail.com

  5. Good evening! My name is Maria, i am 23.I am Ukrainian, but now live in the UAE. I am interested in the position of a Cabin Crew, that is why i would like to know, do you have open positions of a Cabin Crew, which destinations (countries) are you flying to and where should i sent my CV? My email is: vip.maria2101@mail.ru , 0503054218

  6. Hello!my name is Hanan wudye,I’m from Ethiopia 23 years old.im living Dubai.i could like to work with you as a cabin crew.seriously it was my dream to be a hostess.now I got a chance to try.thank you.