EXPO 2020 DUBAI: MORE THAN 277,000 JOBS ARE FORCAST TO BE CREATED

Over the last few years the UAE’s job market has performed in contrast to the rest of the region, with political unrest in neighbouring countries forcing many towards the emirates’ safe haven status.

Now with the Expo win, the job market is set to boom.

“Winning the bid will certainly very positively and expediently affect the job market in the UAE and we have already seen an uptick in activity in recent months,” said Suhail Masri, VP of Sales, Bayt.com – the region’s leading online job agency.

“Expo Dubai 2020 will, among other advantages, lead to an increase in the number of building developments undertaken in the country in order to create the appropriate infrastructure, as well as create jobs in the tourism sector.

To be more specific, a MEED report predicts more than 277,000 jobs will be created between 2013 and 2021, with around 40 per cent of them in the travel and tourism sector.