Relocation & Recruitment Advice

If you’re thinking about expanding your career in the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi could be an excellent choice. With great employment prospects, high salaries and a family-friendly environment, there are numerous reasons to consider employment in Abu Dhabi.

If you’re seeking recruitment opportunities in IT, digital media, fintech, telecommunications, bitcoin or e-gaming, AP Technical is the agency of choice. Our team of specialists is here to support you at every stage of the Abu Dhabi recruitment process.

Banner Default Image


Despite being just 67,340 kilometres squared, Abu Dhabi is home to approximately 1.45 million people (2018). It is the largest Emirate among the seven, and by far the most prosperous, producing more than 60% of the UAE’s GDP.

While Abu Dhabi is primarily known for its vast oil and gas reserves, which provide a significant portion of the country's GDP, the financial services industry is gradually growing, taking advantage of the strategic position of its political and economic stability.

In addition to a growing financial centre, the e-commerce market has also allowed new businesses to flourish, including many MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises).

Why choose Abu Dhabi?

As the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is more than simply a modern city; it also acts as a gateway to the rich culture of Abu Dhabi and the Middle East. This is a thriving city with billions of dollars of capital invested into the Emirate to bring it in the same direction as western cities.

This wealthy nation draws expats for numerous reasons, including attractive salaries, tax-free earnings and excellent compensation packages. Healthcare facilities are of the highest standards, both in both public and private hospitals. Healthcare insurance is required for expats and is usually financed by the employer.

Abu Dhabi is home to a large expat community and a welcoming, secure atmosphere. It has a very efficient tax system and excellent opportunities for employment.

Requirements to set up a company

Abu Dhabi encourages new businesses, and as a consequence, many non-Emirate residents flock here for both employment and investment purposes.

The establishment of Free Zones has further increased the popularity of Abu Dhabi as a business-friendly destination. There are many benefits of trading in free zones, including 100% ownership, exemption from corporate taxation, robust infrastructure and hassle-free registration/operation.

Before applying for a business license, it is essential to establish the business’ legal structure as charges, rules and regulations differ based on the type and nature of business.

Requirements for employees wishing to relocate

The process of moving to Abu Dhabi is relatively straightforward. However, it’s recommended to seek the support of a professional consultancy, such as AP Technical, to support you in dealing with the intricacies of the move.

Foreigners coming to Abu Dhabi in search of employment should apply for an official work permit. It is necessary to get an offer from a company willing to sponsor your visa. From there, the employer typically takes the responsibility of submitting an authorization on your behalf. You will also need a medical screening and a copy of the company’s commercial license. Once a permit is granted, it must be renewed annually.