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  • What are the opportunities for Cabin Crew in Emirates?

    Being based in Dubai, Emirates offers its Cabin Crew an international lifestyle, an attractive tax-free salary, free quality accommodation and the opportunity to work with an award-winning multicultural team. Salaries for Cabin Crew are competitive and packages of attractive travel benefits and excellent professional development opportunities are available.

  • What does Emirates look for in Cabin Crew?

    Irrespective of nationality, we look for a positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, maturity, a friendly disposition, and importantly a genuine passion to help others and to provide quality service. As the job can be physically demanding, we also look for those with resilience and a determination to continually perform well.

  • What is the pay structure/allowance?

    Your pay is made up of three components: a fixed basic salary, an hourly pay for operated flights and an overseas allowance.
    Pay Scale for Grade II (entry level):
    Basic monthly salary, tax free in the UAE - AED4,220 (1 US$=approx AED 3.673).
    Flying pay on an hourly basis - AED57 paid between chocks off and chocks on. Flying pay is paid in the month following accrual.
    Meal allowances are paid in the currency of the country in which a night stop is made. The company provides free transport to and from the airport and hotel accommodation.

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About Emirates Cabin Crew

  • What makes Emirates the fastest-growing airline in the world?

    From the outset, Emirates has been committed to quality and innovation and to exceed customer expectation. More than 400 international awards bear witness to our dedication to these core values.

    We are confident of the travel industry’s long-term growth potential and have a steady management focused on long-term goals. Emirates has an aggressive business development plan which has seen us adding an average of four new destinations every year for the past 23 years and regularly increasing flight frequencies. Currently, we are expanding our fleet with, on average, one new aircraft delivery every month. We have a good product complemented with excellent service and the drive to be the best in whatever we do.

  • What are the opportunities for Cabin Crew in Emirates?

    Being based in Dubai, Emirates offers its Cabin Crew an international lifestyle, an attractive tax-free salary, free quality accommodation and the opportunity to work with an award-winning multicultural team. Salaries for Cabin Crew are competitive and packages of attractive travel benefits and excellent professional development opportunities are available.

  • Is this a rewarding career path and why?

    Working with Emirates will give you endless opportunities: to meet and work with people from over 120 nationalities; to increase your skills and rapidly advance your career. Currently, high performing Cabin Crew have been able to attain the position of Flight Purser within five years and many have also become trainers in cabin service. Many people in middle and upper management joined the airline as Cabin Crew and now work in other departments. Opportunities abound: waiting for you to pursue them, based on performance of course!

  • How long is the contract and is it binding?

    In accordance with current Dubai Government regulations, the contract is a three-year non-binding one, renewable with agreement by Emirates management and crew member. There is a probationary period of six months commencing from the date of joining.

  • What is the probationary period for company employment?

    For all positions, the probationary period is six months from the date of joining the company.

  • What is the annual leave policy of the company?

    All full-time employees are entitled to paid annual leave. The number of working hours of annual leave provided per calendar year is related to your job grade and is specified in your contract of employment.

Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment Process

Emirates Cabin Crew – Training & On the Job

  • What is involved in the training? Where does it take place?

    All Cabin Crew recruits go through an initial five-week training course in Dubai, conducted in English at a purpose-built crew training centre that is part of the Emirates Aviation College. Training includes the practical and theoretical aspects of safety, first aid and inflight service on the various aircraft operated by Emirates. The trainees on each course are normally a rich cultural mix. There are regular assessments with stringent pass marks for each module. Hence a high standard of performance and dedication is required.

  • Do you get paid/compensated and are you provided with company accommodation while training?

    Your basic salary is calculated from the first day of joining. Company accommodation is also provided upon your arrival in Dubai.

  • Are you allocated flights as soon as you join training?

    You are given a roster on the day of your graduation at the end of your training. Initially, you will fly as supernumerary so that your performance can be observed and feedback obtained in order to identify any further training needs prior to your first operational flight.

  • When do you get a roster? How many days off do you get in a month?

    Cabin Crew have a monthly roster and have approximately eight days off per month in Dubai.

  • What are promotions based on?

    Cabin Crew promotions are based on assessment of performance.

  • What are the career development opportunities within Emirates?

    Staff have first opportunity to apply for a vacant position as most of these are advertised internally before being advertised to outside applicants.
    Candidates interested in applying for any internal vacancy should meet the following requirements:
    •  Completion of one year in your current role (position/department).
    •  The minimum qualifications and experience required for the advertised position.
    •  The support of your line manager.

Emirates Cabin Crew Benefits

  • Is health care provided?

    Emirates provides all Cabin Crew with a comprehensive package for medical and dental services at the designated Emirates Clinics.

  • Does Emirates provide any insurance cover?

    All Cabin Crew are insured on a 24-hour worldwide basis under life insurance and personal accident insurance policies. The company’s policy on insurance is detailed in The Emirates Group Employee Handbook, which is issued to every employee upon joining the company.

  • Does Emirates offer a pension scheme?

    Emirates provides a non-contributory end of service benefit (EOSB) (a lump sum of money assessed according to salary scale) on completion of the term of your contract.

  • What is the pay structure/allowance?

    Your pay is made up of three components: a fixed basic salary, an hourly pay for operated flights and an overseas allowance.
    Pay Scale for Grade II (entry level):
    Basic monthly salary, tax free in the UAE - AED4,220 (1 US$=approx AED 3.673).
    Flying pay on an hourly basis - AED57 paid between chocks off and chocks on. Flying pay is paid in the month following accrual.
    Meal allowances are paid in the currency of the country in which a night stop is made. The company provides free transport to and from the airport and hotel accommodation.

  • When may I apply for concessional travel?

    Rebate travel concessions apply after six months’ service. An unlimited number of ID90 subload tickets and ID50 firm tickets on Emirates only are available for yourself. Limited concessionary travel facilities are available for immediate family members.

  • How much leave will I be entitled to?

    Cabin Crew are entitled to 30 calendar days’ leave per year based on availability of leave slots. One firm annual leave ticket is provided free of charge to your country of origin. After three years of service this may be taken to any destination on the Emirates network.

  • How often & how soon can I go home?

    All employees are on probation for the first six months of their service. They are, therefore, eligible for leave after the probation period. We fly to over 120 destinations and you could be rostered to your home country, based on operational requirements.

  • What is the Exchange Rate Protection scheme?

    UAE-based expatriate employees, irrespective of nationality, grade or position, are covered by the Exchange Rate Protection (ERP) scheme, unless they are from the USA or any country where the currency is fixed against the US dollar.
    The ERP scheme is intended to provide reasonable protection if you are adversely affected by exchange rate fluctuations in the currency of your home country or the place of your permanent residence. Your ERP currency will be given as per the country of your Annual Leave Destination, and once your ERP is determined it can never be changed. Under the ERP Scheme, 50 per cent of the net basic salary received each month is protected up to a maximum of 15 per cent.

  • What is profit share?

    If the company achieves its profit target, employees receive a profit share payment. The company’s financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March the following year. The company announces its results – and any profit share to be made - in April for the financial year just ended. The profit share is paid in May. The amount varies from year to year and has ranged from two to 14 weeks of basic salary.
    To qualify for the full profit share, you must have been employed for the complete period, 1st April to 31st March. If you joined after the 31st March but before 30th September, you would be entitled to a pro rata amount. If you joined after 30th September, you will have to wait until the next profit share.

Cabin Crew Accommodation

  • What is accommodation like and is it expensive?

    Emirates provides shared furnished air conditioned accommodation free of charge. There are more than 50 buildings in various locations throughout Dubai that you could be placed in. Each apartment block has leisure facilities. Two/three colleagues (same gender) share a two/three bedroom apartment and each have their own bedroom but share the kitchen and the living area. Two people may have to share a second bathroom in some three-bedroom apartments.

  • Can my family come to visit and stay with me in company accommodation?

    Family members can stay in your apartment in accordance with the Emirates accommodation regulations.

  • Can different genders share accommodation?

    Dubai is an Islamic country. Men and women cannot share accommodation unless they are married.

Living In Dubai

  • What is Dubai like as a lifestyle destination?

    From a country that relied on pearl diving, Dubai has now developed into an international tourism and regional business hub. It is a modern cosmopolitan city where people of many cultures and religious backgrounds live and work in harmony. Dubai offers many advantages and prides itself on being one of the most exciting cities in the world. Dubai is a city of contrast, a land where the old and the new, traditional and modern, east and west blend seamlessly to produce a fascinating, mysterious, exciting place with a distinct personality all of its own. There is an endless variety of superb restaurants and sports and leisure facilities catering for all tastes.

  • Do I pay tax on my salary?

    The salary you receive from Emirates is tax free.

  • Do I need to open a UAE bank account?

    Yes, because your salary is paid monthly in UAE dirhams.

  • What is the procedure for obtaining a UAE driving licence?

    Obtaining a UAE driving licence and the costs involved are your responsibility. There many countries which have an agreement with the UAE whereby you can convert your existing driving licence to a UAE driving licence. If you are unable to convert your existing driving licence into a UAE driving licence, then you will have to undergo driving tests conducted by Dubai Police. There are many private driving schools in Dubai and you can register with one of them for driving lessons.

  • Do you need another language? What is the predominantly spoken language?

    In Dubai, Arabic and English are widely spoken. Candidates need fluency in spoken and written English. Fluency in another language is an advantage. There are a number of language institutions in Dubai if you wish to learn another language.