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Best Recruiters in Dubai

Keeping it real, the job market is a bit bumpy right now. There are also lots of people choosing to move to the UAE and there are well frankly just a lot of people on the look out for their next dream job.

So, who are Dubai's best recruiters and recruitment firms? Where do you go when you're looking for a new job or if you want to hire for your own company or team?

We asked a mix of those who hire or have recently secured roles to get an honest view on who the best recruiters are today and taking into account different roles and sectors too.

Here's the names that came up a lot:

  • Genie Recruitment and Nicki Wilson

This team of fierce females are smashing it, they're winning awards and often have some of the best jobs in the city. They offer a personal and supportive service, which many of us want at this time. Founder Nicki Wilson really cares about her team, clients and candidates and it shows. Recruiter Emily Docherty is very strong in the hospitality sector.

Key areas they recruit in are - FMCG, retail, hospitality, entertainment and e-commerce, tech and apps.

Get in touch with them here: Team Genie.

  • Fox Talent

Fox Talent are another name that come up a lot in our research for quality roles and a good service. Everyone had great things to say about co-founder Alexandra Hartley in particular.

Key areas they recruit in: commercial/sales roles, marketing, tech and business support roles.

Get in touch with them here: Fox Talent

  • GG Selection

Formerly known as Green Gulf Careers, GG Selection is a Generalist Talent Consultancy which serves both client and candidates across a broad range of industries. Founder Mairead O'Sullivan has a brilliant eye for detail and works tirelessly for those she supports.

Key areas they recruit in: They work across most sectors and roles, have technical and non-technical roles.

Get in touch with them here: GG Selection

  • McGregor Boyall

This global recruitment consultancy has a strong regional team. They offer permanent, contract and project-based recruitment services focusing on the mid-senior candidate market. Regional Director Abby Weetman comes very highly recommended.

Key areas they recruit in: They are known for their roles in Financial Services, Commerce and Industry, and the Public Sector.

Get in touch here: McGregor Boyall

  • Kingston Stanley

Since launching in the UK in 2011, they have a permanent base in the Middle East.

Key areas they recruit in: They are very much a go to for marketing, digital, tech, and corporate services roles.

Get in touch with them here.

  • Inspire Selection

Another popular choice depending on your sector, were Inspire Selection, a leading boutique recruitment consultancy, based in Dubai since 2012. Senior Recruitment Director Melissa Kostler comes highly recommended for Healthcare/Medical/Doctor roles.

Key areas they recruit in: Healthcare, construction, banking and finance, education, HR, finance and accounting and sales/marketing.

Get in touch with them here.

  • Search Heads Middle East

Search Heads Middle East is a specialist recruitment consultancy based in the UAE. They offer recruitment solutions across the GCC. We heard some great feedback about Director Scott Wilson, particularly for great supply chain roles.

Key areas they recruit in: Procurement & Supply Chain, Logistics & Freight Forwarding, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Administration

Get in touch with them here.

  • Jivaro Search

Jivaro was initially established to service marketing and communications agencies within MENA region across Advertising, PR, Digital, Events and Branding, helping with the recruitment of Strategic Communications professionals, Creatives, Planners, Strategists and Suits. In 2013 they started recruit for client side Marketing and PR professionals. Lots of great feedback on recruiter Lauren Mcloughlin.

Get in touch here: Jivaro Search.


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