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Technology remains the most active industry sector for hiring and this is set to continue throughout 2022. We have seen an increase in demand for talent from tech companies that are growing their teams - thanks to ongoing digitalisation efforts in region - as well as increased foreign direct investment by global tech companies expanding into the Middle East and therefore building their capabilities here.

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Construction & Property

Regionally, Saudi Arabia’s Construction & Property sector is booming with job opportunities thanks to Saudi Vision 2030 and government investment driving multiple major project developments. Within the UAE, Abu Dhabi’s real estate market is picking up, with housing prices showing continued quarterly uplifts for the first time in five years. Expo 2020 in Dubai has also provided much optimism with tourism numbers surging and hotel occupancy increasing significantly year-on-year.

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Despite the pandemic, investment and spending in the tourism sector has continued in significant proportions within the Gulf. This, along with various developments of the past decade, have seen the region establish itself as the global hub for tourism. From Expo 2020 in Dubai, to Saudi Vision 2030 and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, there is much hype in the region with tourist numbers expected to increase exponentially year-on-year and consequently driving job opportunities in the entertainments, leisure and hospitality spaces.

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Discover the latest job market trends and salary data for over 350 roles in the Gulf region. Find out which skills are most in-demand and get an overview of what matters most to employers and employees, their expectations and views on today’s most relevant topics of the world of work, and what the future could look like.

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