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Emirates hiring blitz offers thousands of workers insane perks: 'No rent, bills or tax'

The United Arab Emirates-based airline is looking to fill thousands of cabin crew roles.

Emirates flight attendant
Emirates is looking for Aussies to join their cabin crew. (Source: Getty/TikTok)

Emirates has launched a major hiring blitz and is looking for Aussies to join their cabin crew. To lure in workers, the airline is offering a tax-free salary, free accommodation and average starting pay of more than $4,000 a month.

The United Arab Emirates-based airline is currently holding Cabin Crew recruitment open days in major cities across the country. It’s looking to fill 5,000 flight attendant gigs across the world.

Cabin crew are based in Dubai and can earn an average salary of 10,170 Emirati Dirham (AED) per month, which works out to about $4,110 per month. This is made up of a basic starting salary, plus flying pay.



Emirates recruitment advisor Drew Beveridge told Yahoo Finance the airline had more aircrafts coming on board in the near future.

“We’re looking for as many candidates [as we can] that meet our requirements. We would be happy to take them on board,” Beveridge said.

Along with a tax-free salary, cabin crew enjoy free accommodation in Dubai and have all their household bills like water and electricity covered.

Flight attendants have said this allows them to save most of their wages, with their location and time off primed for travel in their own time.

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Staff get 30 days of annual leave per year, plus one free return ticket to their home city each year. Other perks include free transport to and from work, free life insurance and medical and dental coverage.

Beveridge, who originally started at the airline five years ago as cabin crew, said she thinks it is the “best job in the world”.

“The opportunity to travel the world as part of your job and the fact that you get to work so closely with your colleagues from so many different nationalities, make lifelong memories and, of course, enjoy a rewarding career, are the reasons I originally joined the company and have stayed so long,” she said.

You'll need to complete an online application first, which includes your CV, photos and information about yourself.

From there, candidates are selected to attend an invitation-only recruitment event, where they learn more about Emirates and undergo an assessment and final interview.

Beveridge said Emirates is looking for people with “a sparkling personality” who are able to connect with customers as well as colleagues.

They are also after people with an “ambitious mindset” who are “goal oriented”, as well as those who love aviation and travel.

Practically, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old, fluent in English and be at least 160cm tall and able to reach 212cm high.

There are rules for presentation:

  • Cabin crew can't have visible tattoos

  • Females must have hair neatly tied back and wear heels

  • Makeup is to be minimal and with airline's signature red lipstick

You’ll also need to have at least one year of hospitality or customer service experience and a high school education.

If you get the job, you will undergo training for medical issues, security, hospitality, service and uniform presentation.

“My best advice is to always put forward your customer service skills … and we also always recommend to include some photos along with your application as well,” Beveridge said.

“Those two elements are really important in progressing that candidate’s CV to then inviting them to our assessments.”

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