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7 Tips On Getting Dubai Driving Jobs

Do you think a monthly salary of N400,000 and above is what you need now? Then applying for dubai driving jobs best suit you. And here are 7 tips that will help you get Dubai driving jobs? It’s even so easy than you might think.

 

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The requirements to get a driving job in dubai or any other UAE city is not difficult. What many really don’t know is the right way to go about it. You need to know how UAE government approves employment for driving job in the country.

UAE taxi companies employs workers from third world countries, and that includes Nigeria. So, most of their job employment interviews actually happens outside of the UAE. You may not be able to get a job if you first travel to the UAE to look for the job. Because the companies in UAE are employing people who are not UAE citizens.

The population of UAE is 9.68 million. And out of this figure, India and Pakistan makes up the highest number of people in UAE. The actual UAE indigenous people are merely above 1 million people. This over 1 million people hardly work, because they get everything they need from their government, which happens to be very wealthy.

So, most of the work in UAE are done by foreigners. Even the businesses and the organizations are owned and operated by mostly foreigners or the government of UAE. That’s why the employment interviews are often outside of the UAE.

Also, Dubai employments are handled by approved agents. Companies in UAE don’t employ directly from the countries labour market, since the actual people of UAE don’t look for job. These companies go outside of the country to hire their workers. That’s why you shouldn’t be deceived by those who are promising you a job in dubai when you get there. You should rather get the job right from your country before you travel to the UAE.

List Of Taxi Companies In UAE

This list is not exhaustive. There are many taxi companies in the UAE. But these are some of the most popular ones. Also they cut across the 7 different cities in UAE. That means different taxi companies operate in different cities. So, depending on which company you got employed will determine the city in UAE you will be working.

  • Arabia Taxi
  • Metro Taxi
  • Cars Taxi
  • City taxi
  • Arabia Taxi
  • National Taxi
  • Emirates Taxi
  • Union Taxi
  • Al Ghazal
  • Tawasul
  • AL Arabia Taxi

Also, the different taxi companies pay differently. Taxi salaries in UAE is usually in percentage commission. You actually earn as you work. That means you will be paid a percentage of whatever amount you generate for the company in each month as commission.

Like, if you generate N1,000,000 equivalent for the company, depending on their percentage commission, you will get paid from that amount. If the commission is 25 percent of amount generated, then 25% of N1,000,000 will be N250,000 commission for that month will be paid to you.

That’s not all, as a driver, you are entitled to a basic salary from your employer, which is different from your earned percentage commission. Some pay as much as N100,000 as basic salary. So, your basic salary plus your commission is what forms your salary. And thats what determines your monthly take home for each of the month.

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Dubai Driving Jobs Requirement

Okay, let me clarify it for you. If you want to apply for Dubai driving jobs, you must follow this process. For those who are being deceived into thinking that you can get a driving job when you get to Dubai, that’s not true. Don’t let them mislead you or may even defraud you.

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Dubai employment visa is not the same as tourist or visiting visa. All these different visas has their purpose and duration. While tourist and visiting visas can be from 2 weeks to as much as 90 days, employment visa is a minimum of 3 years and is also renewable as long as you are still working with the company.

These companies work with agents that helps them attract prospective employers for them. Initially, these companies hardly conduct interviews before employing people. But since their new restrictions they now conduct interviews to pick those they employ. So, before you even start paying someone for Dubai driving jobs visa you should ensure you participated in an employment interview conducted by the management staff rom the prospecting companies from UAE.

For the Dubai driving job, here are the basic requirements you need to know before applying for this opportunity.

{1} Know The Age Restriction?

The first thing that may disqualifies you from dubai driving job is the age restriction. The driving job is not open to just anyone. You must fall within a certain age bracket to be eligible. And this probably goes for every employment opportunity in the UAE. Knowing the age restriction is important.

Here the maximum age limit is 45 years. So, anything from this age and below is eligible to apply for Dubai driving job. They want to avoid employing people who are too old to do the work. Most especially, those who may not give them a longer service term due to their aging.

However, there’s no better ways for them to determine your age. They only resort to the age declared in your travel document like the international passport and drivers licence.

{2} You Need O’Level Certificate

You also need to have minimum educational level like an o’level certificate. At least you should have finished secondary school and obtain your ordinary level certificate. The main idea here is to prove to them that you can read and write. They are not really employing you because of the o’level certificate. They don’t need your certificate to employ you. They just want a proof that you can read and write.

Imagine if you can read and write but you don’t have the o’level certificate? There will be no way to prove it without a certificate. The agencies processing your employment don’t really need it to employ you. But they need to know you have been to a school, since you will also be attending their driving school there to obtain the UAE driver’s licence that qualifies you to drive in the country.

Now, if you can read and write but have no certificate, talk to your agent about it. They can help work it out. They will let you know what needs to be done. But if you can sit for WAEC or GCE exams, then do so.

{3} You Need International Passport

An international travel document like the passport is a major requirement. You can’t travel to any country without it to prove your identity. So, you will need Nigerian international traveling passport. That’s the documents the visa will be inside in. Without a passport document no country embassy will issue you visa.

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This travel document is issued in Nigeria by the Immigrations. You can find their offices nationwide. That’s in every state capital in the country. The actual cost of obtaining the Nigerian international passport may contradict the officially approved rates. Although, there’s an official passport issuing rate approved by government. The eventual cost of obtaining it is usually higher.

The passport issuing rates varies according to number of the Pages of the passport. For example, the least is the 32 pages passport, with a validity of 5 years, which goes for N25,000. Which is the regular passport size and fee. The other rates are for the 64 pages passport, which has dual validity of 5 and 10 respectively. The 5 years copy is officially issued at the rate of N35,000, while the 10 years validity cost N70,000.

{4} Have Your Driver’s License

Most importantly, for your Dubai driving job requirement is your driver’s licence. This is actually the document that your potential employers are considering more than the rest. Since you are applying for a driving job, they need a proof that you actually drive.

So, having a drivers licence is your proof that you know how to drive or that you have been working as a driver or driving for a while. But they need people with at least 2 years experience. That means they will be looking out for drivers licence that’s up to 2 years of registration.

A fresh drivers licence may not be a good idea. If that’s what you have still discuss it with your agent, he or she will know what to do. But if you recently renewed your old drivers licence, then attach a copy of the old one to show you have more than the required driving experience. That’s a plus for you.

What if you don’t have a drivers licence? That can also be handled. That’s where you will need the services of your employment agent. Since you know how to drive, they will tell you what to do in this regard.

{5} Show Proof Of Medical Tests

This medical test is important and I will explain why. UAE can only deny your employment visa on health ground if the health issue is among the following :

  1. HIV
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. Hepatitis

Any other health issue won’t make them deny you visa. So, it’s advisable that you ensure you don’t have any of this health challenge. And it’s even important you realize this earlier. So, if you are apply for dubai driving job make sure you have done this medical test. It must be done in a federal medical centre.

This first medical test you will go and do it yourself and give the result to your agent. But the UAE embassy will do another test on you before they finally issue you the visa. While you need to do the first one is to be sure you don’t have any of the mentioned diseases. That would stop you from wasting your money and later be denied visa.

{6} Practical Driving Test

On the day of the interview, you will undergo two interview sessions. One will be oral interview, where they would ask you a few questions about driving. If you have a good agent, you should be properly briefed about the process and likely questions and answers. This one you should pass easily.

But the second interview session is the practical driving test. Although this is usually not mandatory for most of the hiring taxi companies, but some of them insist on test driving you before they qualify you. So, your ability to drive is very critical to passing most of the dubai driving job interviews.

Imagine you don’t even know how to drive, or you are not familiar with driving automatic cars, because you are only used to driving manual cars, you will need to practice with automatic car before the interview date. This practical test doesn’t take more than 5 minutes but you must show experience in kickstarting a vehicle, selecting gear, moving a vehicle and reversing.

However, your ability to drive is only helpful at this stage. You will be required to attend a mandatory driving school in UAE before you can be issued with driver’s licence and be allowed to drive in that country. But while you are learning to drive in Dubai, the company that hired you will be paying you basic salary to cover for your feeding and possibly sending some home for your family.

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{7} Driving Job Visa Cost Analysis

Now let’s deal with the honest truth about getting a driving job in dubai or any other city in the UAE. The reason most people don’t qualify to get this driving job is primarily due to the cost of getting the visas. The requirements are not difficult and the interviews are so simple.

But the cost is not cheap. You know that the companies use employment agents, and that means agency fees are inclusive in whatever cost you are paying. Already, the cost of securing employment visa from UAE is not cheap at all. When you add the agency fees, and other cost you will incur in the whole process and your flight ticket, you would have spent around N1.2 million.

So you have to prepare financially. And don’t fall victim of those trying to sell you cheap visa for employment. Some people have been sent to Dubai on the pretense that they would get them job when they get there. Those are fraudulent schemes. Don’t fall for it. To work in Dubai or in any UAE city or company you must get your employment letter and visa here before you travel. And your visa will also have the name of the comoany that employed you. That’s what makes it authentic.

Conclusion

If you have decided to apply for Dubai driving jobs, let me refresh your mind on the things that could stop you. The first one is money. The cost of processing the employment visa is not cheap. It discourages a lot of people. But you can recoup this cost in 2 to 3 months when you start working. The second one is your medical health. If you have any of the 3 diseases I mentioned earlier you will not be allowed into UAE.

Most importantly, it’s possible to get a driving job in Dubai, and it pays well. If you think a monthly salary of N400,000 and above is good for you then a Dubai driving job is what you need.

 

 

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