Job Fairs

The Middle East region holds a number of Job Fairs around the year that help participating organizations as well as the candidates visiting them. The organizations get to meet with targeted candidates and quickly give job offers to the selected ones.

Similarly, candidates get a chance to interview with several different firms in one location, saving them time and providing a choice from various top companies participating in the career event.

Given below you will find a list of the TOP middle east career fairs. This list is updated frequently, so make sure you bookmark it [press Control + D together] so you can come back to it frequently.

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If you are the organizer/ in-charge of any Gulf career exhibitions and GCC job expositions, then please do provide us with details, so that we can add them here.

Career Trade Fairs and Job Expos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait are covered here...

Job Fairs

1) World Future Energy Summit: 16 - 19 January 2017

Arab Oil & Gas (AOGS), the premier biennial showcase for the region's petrochemical industry, has been providing a dedicated recruitment segment through the Energy Job Fair 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE, which will gather the largest body of professionals and engineers in the Middle East. Now renamed "Masdar Institute Green Career Fair 2017".

Register here:

2) TAWDHEEF: 30 January - 1 February 2017

Recruiters from different sectors like the government, defence, safety & security, energy, oil & gas, industrial, manufacturing, maintenance, banks, financial services, tourism, hospitality, telecoms, IT, media and many more are expected to participate in the fair.

Companies like Abu Dhabi Airports, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dolphin Energy, Dubai Police, Etihad Rail, Etisalat, HSBC Bank Middle East, Mubadala Development Company, National Bank of Fujairah, and Daman among many others will be scouting for the right candidates.

This is a leading recruitment event for UAE Nationals. Register here:

3) National Career Exhibition 2017: 15 - 17 Feb 2017

The National Career Expo held in the Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE, offers the best training and employment opportunities for national graduates in the country.

Targeted towards students, graduates, trainees and job-seekers from the finest of universities, vocational training institutes and professional colleges, this is a great opportunity for national talent to get jobs at a single place. A great event for employers to push their Emiratisation efforts.

Wednesday, 15 Feb. 2017 - 10 am to 8 pm
Thursday, 16 Feb. 2017 - 10 am to 2 pm (exclusive for LADIES only). 2 pm to 8 pm general public.
Friday, 17 Feb. 2017 - 4 pm to 8 pm.

4) Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’s (DMCC) Career Fair: Feb 12, 2015
The event was held at Almas conference centre at Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Please check back here for the event dates in 2016...

5) The Dubai Fair: February 23 - 25, 2017
Educational Fair...Can attend only on invitation. Navigate here for more details:
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Deira Dubai, UAE

International schools of all kinds - including British, American and IB schools, from the UAE, Middle East, and also from Europe, Africa and Asia attend The Dubai Fair.
Fair Organizer: David Cope

6) Global Education Logistics (GEL) Dubai, UAE Recruitment Fair 2016

Dubai, UAE Onsite International School Recruitment Fair 13th/14th February 2016 Middle East

Doha, Qatar Onsite International School Recruitment Fair 19th/20th February 2016 Middle East.

7) DIAC Annual Career Fair: 28 - 29 February 2016

At least 300 jobs from public and private sector companies in the UAE will be up for grabs at the upcoming career fair in Dubai. The Dubai International Academic City [DIAC] annual career fair will mostly be internship jobs, but according to Jobhunt, which is spearheading the event, there are thousands of other positions waiting for the right candidates.

Entry is strictly by invitation, so get your passes here:


8) Middle East Talent Networking Forum: Sunday 28 February 2016

Venue: Jumeirah Beach Hotel Conference Centre, Dubai, UAE.

INSEAD’s Middle East Talent Networking Forum in the United Arab Emirates, will bring together INSEAD students and alumni from the MBA and the Executive MBA programs as well as recruiters and decision makers from various sectors, to discuss opportunities for recruiting and developing top talent in the region.


9) Sultan Qaboos University Career & Training Opportunities Fair: 7 - 9 March 2016

SQU Career & Training Opportunities Fair 2016 with its prestigious reputation attracts the leading firms from private and governmental employment sectors and between (10,000-15,000) visitors from all over Oman.

10) 22nd TESOL Arabia International Conference and Exhibition: March 10 - 12, 2016

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Dubai

The theme being, “Language. Culture. Communication. Transformations in Intercultural Contexts,” leading Educational Institutions in the region shall be present, ready to hire the best talent.


Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is hiring 100's of local and expat workforce. There vacancies for in technical, administrative, nursing roles and niche medical areas. Medical consultants are needed in departments like dental, dermatology, family medicine, general surgery, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, intensive care, internal medicine and neonatology.

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Al Habtoor Group, one of Dubai’s largest conglomerate, has over 650 job vacancies in its Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, St. Regis Dubai, the villas and the equestrian facilities in Dubailand. There will be around 200 grooming and support staff for the stables, 300 staff for the hotel, and 150 throughout the rest of the development.

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11) The Dubai Job Show - Dates not yet decided (probably in fall 2016)

They are showcasing thousands of employment & training opportunities.

This is an event that has been inspired from a very successful UK event called London Job Show. This event, unlike others in the UAE, is for all job seekers, irrespective of nationality. Entrance to the event is FREE for visitors and provides the ideal opportunity for employers and employees to meet.

Venue: Dubai Festival City Mall

WorldSouq Exhibition
Office 1801, 48 Burj Gate, Downtown Dubai, P.O. Box 71973
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12) Omanisation Career Fair: 19 - 21  April 2016

As the demand of Omanisation is growing in market OCF is the only platform which provides chance to all companies to meet professionals all under one roof. This job fair will also give platform to fresh graduate and other professionals from Oman to grow by working in big companies in private and public sectors.

Oman International Exhibition Centre; Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

13) NAJAH Al Ain, Education & Career Fair: 25 - 27 April 2016

This is the only event of its kind focusing on higher education, training and career opportunities in Al Ain. For more details navigate here:

14) Fujairah International Career and Education Fair: 26 – 28 April 2016
Patronized by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, the 10th Fujairah International Career and Education Fair aspires to host Emirati, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and International employment and recruitment entities, and universities and institutions specialized in human and educational resources, in addition to international experts that contribute to the development of the employment and education process.

More than 150 educational institutions and Human Resources experts from all over the world will take part in the fair including those from the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Germany and the United States.


15) Ajman Career Fair 2016: 2 - 3 May 2016
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, Chairman of the Ajman Executive Council, the two-day long 3rd edition of Ajman Career Fair 2016, organised by the Central Department for Human Resources Development in Ajman. over 47 exhibitors representing different federal and local institutions, as well as military and private sector, will showcase various job opportunities within the framework of emiratisation.

Venue: Emirates hall of the Emirates Hospitality centre in Ajman.

16) Careers UAE 2016: 16 - 18 May, 2016.
The 16th edition of Careers UAE will be a recruitment, training and education exhibition for UAE nationals. Organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

The event will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Please check here for more details and to get invited:

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East's largest theme park destination, is also looking to hire Emirati talent, and has begun hiring from the 16th of May at Careers UAE. Featuring Motiongate Dubai (Dreamworks Animation), Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Park and Legoland Water Park.

17) eFair - Online Job Fair in Abu Dhabi: May 18th - 20th, 2015

Please check back here for the event dates in 2016...

eFair is an Abu Dhabi e-government initiative that provides job seekers and employers convenient access to  a comprehensive online job market.

Register here:

International Modern Hospital - A Unit of Sunrise Group of Hospitals

IMH, JCI accredited state-of-the-art hospitals and Medical Centre's Group LLC accross Dubai/ Sharjah. Abu Dhabi/ Cochin (India). Looking for talented healthcare professionals for upcoming vacancies. Send your CV, stating the position and location in email to or fill up the form here:

Doctors with post qulaification experience of 3 years and more need apply. Valid DHA licence/ DHA eligibility letter. HAAD license/ MOH license (in process) can also apply.

  1. Neurologist
  2. Endocrinolpgist
  3. Female Gynecologist
  4. Clinical Cardiologist (NonInvasive)
  5. Interventional Cardiologist (FAAC/ Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology)
  6. Female Pediatrician (Indian & Arabic National)
  7. Fetal Medicine Specialist (Fellowship in Fetal Medicine)
  8. Neonatologist (DM Neonatology/ Fellowship)
  9. Surgical Gastroenterologist (MCh/ DNB/ Fellow)
  10. Medical Gastroenterologist (DM/ Fellowship in Gastroenterology)
  11. Medical Oncologist
  12. Female General Surgeon
  13. Orthopedic Surgeon (Knee Shoulder expert)
  14. Pediatric Surgeon
  1. Female Dermatologist (Cosmetic background)
  2. Pediatric Endocrinologist (Fellow in Pedia Endocrino)
  3. Pediatric Gastroenterologist (Fellowship in Gastro
  4. Pediatric Neurologist
  5. Rheumatologist
  6. Emergency Medicine Specialist
  7. Intensivist (EDIC) - Pediatric/Adult
  8. Female Urologist
  9. Female Gastroenterologist
  10. Ophthalmologist Surgeon (Retina Expert)
  11. Female Sonologist (ARDMS/ RDMS/ Fellowship in Radiology/ DMRD)
  12. Female Psychiatrist
  13. Female Psychologist (MPhil/ PhD in Clinical Psychology)
  14. Embryologist

JUST IN: M. H. Alshaya, a multinational retail franchise operator with more than 70 consumer retail brands across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe, are looking for outgoing and energetic restaurant staff to work as hosts and waiters in NEW restaurants opening in Dubai in 2016 and 2017. They will be holding events in Dubai soon - register your interest now to have a chance to meet their team!

18) The Wadaef Job Fair 2016: 11-14 October 2016

The Wadaef Job Fair is an opportunity for job seekers and recent graduates to compete with each other in order to be selected by the top participating companies for lucrative jobs and vacancies in the region. On the other hand , the Job Fair will also provide job seekers with a chance to choose a career that meets their ambitions, capabilities and interests.

Venue: Dhahran International Exhibition Center- Al Rakah, Saudi Arabia

19) EduTraC Oman: 18 – 20 October 2016

EduTraC Oman will serve as a multi-sector recruitment event for higher education, training and job opportunities. It will provide an excellent opportunity for students, graduates and job seekers to meet with recruiters, admission officers, career counselors and HR personnel for academic opportunities and career guidance.
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre; Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

20) Healthcare and Training Fair: 22 - 24 October 2016

Arab Healthcare Recruitment has organized an exhibition and a series of conferences with the objective to assist healthcare organizations - hospitals, medical facilities, medical device companies, clinics, nursing homes, pathology laboratories, etc. - in their recruitment process by providing a platform to meet and connect with healthcare professionals.

Register here:

21) NAJAH Anu Dhabi: 25-27 October 2016

NAJAH provides the perfect opportunity to meet and discuss your future path with over a hundred local and international exhibitors. Prestigious universities and leading companies will be on hand to help you make the right choices.

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Register here:


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22) Graduate Fair at ADIPEC: 7-10 November 2016

A graduate fair is organized on the side-lines of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), the annual gathering of oil and gas industry figures held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The fair aims to identify and introduce Emirati job seekers to opportunities in oil and gas sector, facilitate networking with major local and international companies and provide them with assistance to get jobs in oil and gas industry.

Register here:

23) Abu Dhabi Recruitment Fair- Hill International: 14-15 November 2015
Venue: Crowne Plaza hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Register for it here:

Contact: Sarah Barber-Lead Recruiter – Abu Dhabi (

Tania Narnor – Recruitment Manager (

Telephone: 00971 4 227 00 78

24) Maadi Job Fair II 2015 (Egypt): 19 December 2015

You need to register to get invited to attend this job fair. The jobs are from the Maadi area in Egypt. Register for it today...

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