Frequently Asked Questions - 7 Dimensions Recruitment

Frequently Asked Questions


How much do I have to pay as an Applicant?
There is no fee for applicants to use our services. 

Do I have to pay for my own flight ticket to Dubai?
At present, all our clients provide successfully hired candidates with a flight ticket to Dubai.

Will I have to find my own accommodation?
In most cases, you will be provided with accommodation based on 2 people sharing a studio apartment. This can differ slightly, depending on the employer.

Can I send money home?
Yes, either by internet banking or using the services provided at UAE Exchange branches located in most major shopping malls.

Will I need to open a UAE bank account?
Yes you will. The employer will provide assistance with this.

Will I need a UAE sim card?
Yes. These can to be purchased from the Airport or from a wide variety of retailers.

Can I come home to visit family?
Of course! Most employers provide between 24-30 days paid holiday leave per year which you can start to take once you have completed your 6 month probationary period. Flights are at your own cost until you have completed 2 years of service, at which time you will receive a bonus equivalent to one return ticket to your home country.

Can I share accommodation with a member of the opposite sex?
No. All staff accommodation is provided on a same sex basis only.

How long do I have to stay in Dubai?
Most employers request at least one year of service in return for providing flights and visas. Once you have completed the one year with the hiring company, you can stay as long as you like. Some employers however provided a fixed term contract and the term must be completed in order to avoid reimbursement costs.

Do I need to be able to speak Arabic?
No, you don’t. Due to the high percentage of expats living and working in the UAE, most popular language of communication is English. Of course, it’s a nice idea to learn the basic Arabic greetings as a mark of respect for your host country.

What is the weather like in Dubai?
Dubai has a sub-tropical climate, with two lengthy seasons, summer and winter. Summer officially starts in April, with the peak of the heat occurring from June until October. Winter in Dubai averages temperatures in the mid 20’s Celsius, with sporadic rainfall occurring from November to February.