Fantastic Nursing Jobs in the UAE

We recently ran an advert on the Nursing Agencies List for A&E Nurses to work in Abu Dhabi, UAE. On the face of it the job seemed fantastic and the pay was even more so – £61,167 per year tax free! It seemed like a dream job for A&E nurses who could effectively earn about 3x their normal salary per year.

The package included:

  • £61,167 per year – (tax free)
  • 1 free return air ticket – (per year of contract)
  • Fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment – (on single status)
  • 1 year contract – (renewable on performance)
  • Shift working pattern – (in the A&E Department)
  • On your days off  – (go shopping in Dubai!)

However despite the great package a number of agency A&E specialists gave feedback on reasons why this wasn’t the ideal job for them:

  • Working full-time for a minimum of 12 months – they liked the flexibility of working for short periods and then taking time out to do the things they enjoyed
  • Potential disruption
    • Possibly having to give up their accommodation in order to go
    • Not being able to see their friends and families

Day off at a beach in Dubai

In this particular case the nurses were required to start within 6 weeks and so the decision making process about whether to apply was short to the extreme. Any nurses with any doubts at all about their ability to organise a change in their life to make themselves available would most likely count themselves out straight away.

That leaves jobs like this to the lucky few who have the right skills and the flexibility to simply put their current life in mothballs while the shoot off to another part of the world – perhaps still living with your parents might not always be a bad thing 😉


Commenting area

  1. Abem Ane Kelvin June 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm · ·

    Dear Sir,
    I am a registered general nurse from Ghana and wish to work in UAE or Australia, I need an agency that will sponsor my trip and make deduction as I arrive and work.
    I have 4 years working experience mostly in the postanaesthesia care unit and I hold a diploma in registered general nursing.
    I am willing to go on a contract for 2 years and I will like to move with my family because my wife is also a community health nurse who can equally gain employment.
    Thank you

  2. My name is Kavitha,Staff Nurse at present working in Frimley Park hospital as a theatre nurse and I am a UK citizenship holder.I am intrested to join this job .please reply this message. my mob NO:44+7792734440
    thank u

  3. sara gomes August 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm · ·

    I would like to know more information about this job. I m working as a nurse for 3 years and I am looking for a job in a different country, like Dubai. I have experience in a theatre.

  4. l am a zimbabwean registered general nurse currently working in zimbabwe.l passed ielts academic module.lam looking for a sponsored nursing job in united arab emirates/uk

  5. Gemma kilburn October 9, 2013 at 9:57 am · ·

    Hi please I would like to do a contract in dubai. Are there 6 month contracts available? If not I’m interested in doing 12, iv got 8 years experience, thanks gemma

  6. Hi I am a mature qualified Registered General Nurse with a number of years experience in a wide number of departments ie Children, Medical, AMU, and exculation wards ect I have work in the Operating theatre but this was some years ago. I am a quick learner and very adaptable. I am interested in working in Dubai, and Saudi Arabia or any other Middle Eastern country.
    I am in the process of completing my CVwhich i will forward asap.

    Thanks Myrna

  7. Sue labuschagne March 20, 2014 at 8:35 am · ·

    Hi am registered nurse in New Zealand am trained in blood collections apheresis plasma and platelet collect. Also therapeutics stem cell harvest peripheral and therapeutic plasma exchanges. Leucodepletion . I have also reached trainer level in all these procedures. Have excellent phlebotomy skills

  8. Hi? Am a general nurse with five years’ Respiratory Medicine experience and for two months now in Intensive/Critical Care Unit. Please reply to advise if there are still jobs available in the Middle East. I have a UK degree in nursing and holding a German citizenship.

  9. Paun Alin May 12, 2014 at 10:59 am · ·

    My name is Alin Paun and I am now working as a nurse in an A&E departament in UK.
    I am Interested in findeing a job in UAE in Emergency departament for at least 1 year contract.
    Many thanks!

  10. Mohamed Kabba October 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm · ·

    Hi dear,

    My name is Mohamed Kabba and I am an RMN with 7 yrs of experience I have worked in most clinical settings/areas in mental health nursing. Areas of experience includes A&E psych Liaison Services, Home Treatment Team, Forensic Services and Acute inpatient admission wards. I am currently working in A&E as a Liaison Psychiatry Nurse. I am intrested in working both in the UK and abroad in the jobs discribed on your jobs list. Jobs in the UAE are welcomed I am equal to the task/challange.

  11. Mohamed Kabba October 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm · ·

    I can be contacted on the email address provided.

  12. Im nurse registered i work in emergency center and i have experience about 20 years and i wana get job as a nurse in dubai .please take my message as need for new job

  13. Bola Harpprecht November 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm · ·

    My name is Bola Harpprecht, a New Zealand trained Nurse with over 7 years of theatre experience.

    Currently in Germany but would love to work in Abu Dhabi.

    Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

  14. AJITHA REGHUNATHAN December 23, 2014 at 6:30 am · ·

    Dear sir,I am an Indian Nurse,Having 19 years experience.I have working experience in Medical & Surgical wards,OT,Trauma& Emergency Care and BURBS.Iwould like to workm= in Abu Dhabi.

    waiting to hear from you. Thank you.

  15. Hello, I am 20 years in the nursing field with Master Degree in management in Nursing professions. Expert in different fields of nursing- Interested to work in the MiddleEast. please contact me with this email


  16. Onuoha Chinyere Nkiruka June 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm · ·

    I am A&E Nurse for more than six years in Nigeria. At present, I am working with Lily Hospital Limited as the HOD of A&E Department. I will like to work in your organisation no matter the length of the contract. I am married with two kids. Please, Sir/Ma. Can I know the procedure. Thanks

  17. Hi There,
    I am a mental health nurse currently working in the UK but wishing to relocate to Dubai. I have 7 years experience of working within mental health and those with complex needs. I also have experience in research and development alongside leadership and management skills which have allowed me to travel internationally with work. Please get in touch.
    Best Wishes

  18. Belinda akinyi November 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm · ·

    Hello my a is belinda akinyi currently working on an acute medicine ward.I am interested in this offer sir. Not marroed single ready to move anywhere do I apply thanks

  19. Hi Belinda,

    Sorry to say that this is a post about a campaign we completed last year and is no longer available through this recruiter.

    Kind regards,


  20. Lea Mesa April 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm · ·

    Im a registered nurse working in the NHS Hospital South of London in Acute Medical Admission Unit for less than 15 years in one area only. Im interested to work abrod like in Dubai , abu dabi, doha Qatar.
    Please reply my e-mail what and where to apply

    Thanks, Lea Mea

  21. Hi , I’m an A& E Nurse with 15 yrs work experience at A&E and 3 yrs Agency Nurse working in medical assessement unti.Has also 10 yrs work experience in the Philippines . I a.m a British pasaport holder and wanting to apply in this job. Please reply,details below.

  22. HI Ursula,

    This post was related to an advert we ran a few years ago and we don’t currently have any new adverts for this type of work.

    Good luck!


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