Dubai’s Emirates to hire 3,800 new cabin crew

Will bring total number of cabin crew to nearly 20,000


emirates is a really good airline but how come countries in Africa are not recruited in like Uganda

john a.

I hope its not that hard to apply online again... and will just receive a reply that you are not qualified... good luck to everybody..


OK, 3,800 is the given figure.

Does EK give a breakdown of how many of these 3,800 are replacing those leaving (for wahtever reason), and how many of these 3,800 are actually additional cabin crew positions to fulfil the requirements for the fleet enlargement resp. network enlargement?


Emirates is a proftable world class organization that has been extremely successful in the past and will continue to do so, due to a seasoned management team; obviously they have been doing something right! The addition of more routes and the hiring of 3,800 new cabin crew is a great achievement, given the status of the world economy and in one way or another, this will give a boost to the economy of the UAE. As to hiring of locals, I have faith that management will handle this issue just fine.

jojo mijala

Emiratis should be proud of Emirates Airlines. It is not humiliating to work in any kind of work when you do work honestly. They should change their work attitudes. They complain of not enough job opening for the locals but when you give them these kind of opportunities they complain. What sort of work to they want. If you want to reach the top of any job, you should start from the bottom. Even if one has a PhD, or Master's degree it would not be humiliating to start work from the bottom. You cannot flaunt your diploma or certificate to any body and say hey I got this PhD or Master's degree certificate and I expect to be given a top managerial position. Theory is different from practice. Learn from the expats that are working in your country.


Greetings all,

Not all Emaraties are the same and looking for only a management position as in all countries you will find this and that, plus any Emarati given a chance to work on board the Emirates airlines would be an honour to do so.
the main reason is that the salaries for the Locals are way much higher than their colleges of other nationalities, and that's one of the main reasons in my opinion why they do not accept them in the first place, As if you offer this job to any expatriate for example monthly total salary for 10 k then the Emaraties would expect to paid 20k min and that would not fit in the airlines budget , I mean as a business.


thats not true emad !
Emirates Airlines have an allowance called a *UAE National Allowance* as part of the locals salary. This always ensures that the locals get the better salary.

Grant Holt

Surely all these jobs should go to the unemployed locals who complain of no jobs suitable jobs.

The most famous of local enterprises, where hard work an aptitude can ensure promotion.

Why bring in expats? Groom the stars of the future from within the country.


I agreed with David. The pay scale in Emirates is far behind local work force expectations and who would want to work in odd hours (I mean not usual hours like managerial time).




Locals want management positions only, this job is considered too menial for them. Besides that, their salary expectations are ten times what Emirates will pay.


Major problem with staff retention?? How much does it cost to keep recruiting in those numbers, especially with regards to training etc?


Does Emirates offer maternity leave yet? My wife was with Emirates for 10 years but left 4 years ago when we started a family. She was a Purser...Emirates lost her experience because of not offering a 21st century benefit.

I fly with Emirates regularly and the service is not the same as 5+ years ago. I would say staff retention is a major issue.

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