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Citizens looking for work identified four challenges they face in obtaining jobs through employment fairs, which is that some entities participating in the fairs require the entry of job seekers data through dedicated electronic devices, when visiting their booths in those fairs, in addition to that other entities are satisfied with offering job opportunities For training only, without guaranteeing employment, and most agencies receive from the job-seeker his resume without conducting personal interviews, while agencies are strict in the requirement of experience when hiring.

This came during the field tour of "Emirates Today" at the Emirates Vision Care Fair, which kicked off yesterday, at the Dubai World Trade Center, in which more than 100 government and private agencies participated, and witnessed a heavy turnout by job seekers from citizens.

In detail, the Dubai Police General Command has begun receiving applications from citizens wishing to join military jobs, through its platform at the exhibition, announcing the provision of jobs for citizens of both sexes who wish to join the military human cadre, through the “Smart Choice and Employment Program”, and through Dubai Police website ( or through the Dubai Police smart app.

The Director of the General Department of Human Resources at the General Command, Major General Dr. Saleh Abdullah Murad, confirmed that the Dubai Police is participating in the Emirates Vision for Jobs exhibition, as part of its keenness to support the strategic directions of the state in empowering youth, and attracting Emirati cadres of both sexes, to be part of the security work system of the Police. Dubai, and actively participate in the service of the nation.

The Director of the Selection and Employment Department in the General Administration of Human Resources, Lt. Col. Hamad bin Dafous, mentioned the most important conditions for military employment, which are that the applicant must have a general secondary certificate or less and approved by the official authorities, and that the age should not be less than 18 years, and the height should not be less than 165 cm, and the applicant must be of good conduct and conduct, and hold a driver's license.

He added that those wishing to join the military work in the Dubai Police are required to attach a set of documents when submitting the application, including: a certificate of good conduct, a study certificate certified by the Ministry of Education, an EMSAT English language certificate with a grade of 925 or its equivalent, a TOEFL certificate with a score of 400, or a certificate ILETS 4.0 GPA.

He continued: “The applicant must attach copies of the passport, family book, identity card, birth certificate, driver’s license, certificate of completion of the national and reserve service, a no-objection certificate issued by the National Reserve Service Authority, in addition to a personal photo, through the recruitment platform of the Police Dubai".

Dubai Municipality is participating in the exhibition with the aim of encouraging Emirati youth to take advanced steps to achieve success, in support of their professional and personal development, and in implementation of the leadership's directives regarding the promotion of the Emiratisation file in the Emirate of Dubai.

Dubai Municipality launched the "Jobs of the Future" initiative, with the aim of attracting, sending and nurturing students to join according to the fields and future specializations required in them, while training and developing them in cooperation with the private sector.

The approved tracks for future jobs included the engineering track with a specialization in 3D printing, the digital track, which includes artificial intelligence and digital data science, and the food safety track with a specialization in big data analysis.

During the exhibition, the municipality reviewed the "Guide Me Program", which aims to guide high school students and make them aware of future directions for jobs, and launched the "Pioneers" initiative for recent graduates, by adopting and training them in technical and administrative fields that support the municipality.

Dubai Customs participates in the exhibition, to achieve interaction and communication to reach the maximum levels of knowledge exchange and experiences.

Mohammed Al Ghafari, Executive Director of the Human Resources Sector at Dubai Customs, said: "Dubai Customs' strategy is based on developing and qualifying its human resources with more expertise and knowledge skills to enhance their renewed functional capabilities and contribute to achieving the department's goals. Dubai Customs is updating its plans for human resource development. In line with its strategic plan 2021-2026, including introducing new initiatives that improve employee performance and qualify them for future skills.

Rafia Alabbar, Director of Human Resources Department at Dubai Islamic Bank, said: “Participation in job fairs allows us to communicate and attract the best young Emirati talents across the entire country, and provides citizens with job opportunities that enhance their skills and open up prospects for them to build a successful career, and at the same time enables us to Bank team development.

The Emiratisation rate in the bank in 2021 amounted to approximately 45%, or nearly half of the bank’s total employees, in addition to achieving 100% Emiratisation rates at the level of branch managers, and this represents the best levels according to the UAE Central Bank.

On the other hand, the Dubai Government Human Resources Department and the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai signed yesterday, on the sidelines of the exhibition, a memorandum of understanding to set a general framework for cooperation and exchange of experiences and knowledge between the two parties, and to achieve the desired goals aimed at concerted efforts to enrich government knowledge and empower national cadres. Raising the level of technical and behavioral competencies of the employees of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai through the "Riyada" program launched by the department.

The memorandum was signed by the Director General of the Dubai Government Human Resources Department, Abdullah Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, and the Director General of the General Department of Civil Defense in Dubai, Lieutenant-General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, at the Dubai Government platform at the Emirates Vision Care Fair, which started yesterday, in Dubai.

The memorandum of understanding stipulates cooperation between the two sides in the fields of training and education in support of developing the institutional performance of national employees in government agencies and private entities in the Emirate of Dubai, providing the employees of both sides with new knowledge, skills and experiences in their field of work, and cooperation in the field of preparation programs