Until the recent global financial crisis Dubai was a booming place, where industries were opening and expanding on daily basis. Recruitment in the first half of 2008 was much easier than in the second half. In 2009,the situation is getting worse and it has become customary to hear everyday redundancies.
Although things are little tighter this year, but with a little luck, perseverance and flexibility you will be able to find a suitable job.
Most often people are recruited to Dubai from their country of origin. There is a percentage of people who arrive Dubai with their parents and spouses and find job after that. Some even start working while in vacation or staying with friends in Dubai.
It is often easier to find job once you are in Dubai, but it is worth to look for a job from your home country. If you find a job that way, most probably the company will cover your flight expenses and provide you with some financial help for relocation.
The alternative way is to look into the internet. Some of the well known places to look into are the supplements of the daily publications such as Gulf News supplement www.gnads4u.com/jobs, www.khaleejtimes.com, www.uaestaffing.com, www.gulfjobsites.com, www.bayt.com, www.iqselection.com, www.charterhouseme.ae, www.careerjet.ae, etc.
If you are familiar with the industry that you want to work in, it is worth finding out about Dubai companies within that sector. Word of mouth is a strong tool in Dubai.