Escape to Dubai in Recruitment

Thousands of Brits who are fed up of grey horizons, unpredictable weather, delayed trains and being taxed loads pack their bags and move to Dubai, every year.

Why you might ask? Well there are lots of reasons.

Here are just six and some great companies that will relocate:

1. Home to some of the most amazing attractions in the world, one of the most financially stable destinations on earth and one of the fastest growing cities for trade, professional services, tourism and transportation.

2. Dubai is the city of opportunity and expat paradise. Its population is made up of a whopping 70% of young professionals born overseas. Making Dubai the TOP destination for professionals seeking an “HD” lifestyle and high rewarding career.

3. TAX FREE (almost) – salaries go untaxed, leaving you more money to either; save, travel or splurge on Dubai’s luxury brands.

4. If you have wanderlust, Dubai is located in close proximity to some amazing destinations. Located between Asia and Europe it’s midway between the globe’s most popular travel destinations such as; Turkey, Cyprus, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and many more.

5. City of efficiency, known for its advanced technology and city planning. Dubai’s massive on solar power and is actually building a sustainable city that will harness energy from the sun. There’s an app for almost everything you can imagine because it’s in the city’s best interest that your life’s automated and slick.

6. Weather. It’s hot all year round in Dubai cooling down only slightly in winter months. If you want the freedom to lounge on the beach at any weekend of choice pack your bags.

If you’re in recruitment and currently considering a move to this amazing destination, here are 6 of the best recruitment firms on Hunted relocating you there. Sign-up here and start chatting anonymously.

Cobalt Recruitment

Cobalt Recruitment

Their Dubai office specialises in Banking & Finance and are all highly experienced and successful recruiters. The desks are divided into the following verticals with a specialist consultant for each: Finance & Accountancy, Risk & Compliance, IT, Front & Middle Office, Investment Banking & Private Equity. Cobalt are specifically looking for someone within Risk & Compliance and/or Investment Banking & Private Equity, although can be flexible to accommodate the right person.

This is a highly successful team, with each consultant billing more than AED1.2m per annum. The team works closely together, developing strong and deep connections with major clients in this sector. They have a healthy mixture of PSL led senior searches and Retained searches.



Swisslinx has built a team spirit which is at the heart of their success. Their international and educated team are driven at all times to work together in the interests of the team and the company. Their staff genuinely enjoy coming to work in their open and collaborative office environment.

Moving to their Dubai office you’ll be offered extensive training and support. Swisslinx gives you the freedom to pursue ideas that will influence and shape the future of the business while having the backing of a large, reputable organisation to gain traction. The firm specialises in executive, technology and finance recruitment. They source and place skilled professionals at all levels across a broad spectrum of strategic sectors including banking, insurance and reinsurance, trading and brokerage, pharmaceuticals and life science, telecom, consulting and industry.



Salt Dubai launched in January 2016 and since then have grown to 13 specialist recruiters across digital. Due to some huge client projects they are looking to grow their team. Salt pride themselves globally on clear progression paths, amazing earning potential and be surrounded by (arguably) Dubai’s best digital recruiters.

They’re looking for a motivated, enthusiastic Recruiter looking for a new adventure in the sandpit. Salt’s Dubai office is stunning overlooking the Marina and is also dog friendly. Dubai “Salties” are currently working towards an incentive trip to Bali. Why not joint them?


Michael Page Dubai

Based in the heart of the UAE, Michael Page is a company that needs no introduction. They have offices in Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and specialise in a wide range of sectors and specialisms. This is a business that’s increasingly popular with senior hires and a brand that can offer the perfect platform to success.

Their Middle East business operates across all three brands: Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel. Established in the Dubai International Financial Centre in 2006, PageGroup works across the entire region from three main office locations. The office environment is fast paced, team oriented and all employees enjoy 2 early leave nights a week – so you can plan your personal life and enjoy the abundance of what Dubai has to offer. 


Gulf Recruitment Group

The Gulf Recruitment Group based in Dubai offers a level of commission almost unheard of in the industry. Their banding goes up to 60%. With healthcare, flexible working, some of the biggest clients in the world on PSL and a cross selling culture. GRG are an outstanding option for Middle East Recruiters. Or for that matter, anyone who’s sick of the drizzle and wants both low tax and high temperatures.

The firm was designed to be a bit different and refreshing in the recruitment industry offering flexi hours to offer you a work life balance. GRG has also developed it’s own back-end software to make doing the administration side of recruitment as easy as possible. They’re currently seeking consultants with market experience in either: Finance & Banking, Marketing and Sales Recruitment Solutions, Supply Chain & Logistics, HR, Pharmaceutical, Technology, and C – Level Executive Search.


Mackenzie Jones

Mackenzie Jones has a great office space in the heart of the action. All rooms are consistent with the MJ Brand and include a reception, boardrooms and has capacity for up to 50 consultants. On top of this they have a breakout area with a fully stocked kitchen, fresh fruit every morning and some serious lunchtime FIFA on the PS4.

The office is comprised of specialist recruiters in various sectors which include: Accounting & Finance, Banking & Financial Services, Management Consulting & Strategy, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, Fashion & Retail. MJ are on the lookout for experienced recruiters ideally with good sector knowledge. Through their on-boarding and mentoring they can teach you all you need to know about the intricacies of working in Dubai and the wider region.

Fancy exploring some other places in the world? Why not check out our Hunted Worldwide series for some inspiration.