Emirates Airlines Launches Global Hiring Campaign for 5,000 Cabin Crew

Emirates, based in Dubai, is embarking on an ambitious recruitment initiative to hire 5,000 cabin crew members in 2024.

Concurrent with this expansion, Emirates is expected to receive 65 A350s and a mixture of 205 777-9s and 777-8s from Boeing in 2025, with the 777-Xs joining the fleet in 2025.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for a role in Emirates' cabin crew, candidates must meet specific criteria:

  • English proficiency, both written and spoken; additional languages are considered an asset.
  • Exceptionally sociable and possesses a lively disposition.
  • Height requirements: minimum 160cm, maximum 212cm
  • Possession of the requisites for a UAE employment visa
  • Customer service or hospitality experience of at least one year
  • Twelveth grade minimum in secondary school academic pursuits
  • The Emirates cabin personnel uniform prohibits the display of visible tattoos.

Recruitment Drive

The recruitment team at Emirates intends to carry out assessments and open days in more than 460 cities spanning six continents. The main demographic that this initiative caters to consists of recent or incoming college graduates with internship or part-time work experience, in addition to individuals with around one year of experience in the hospitality or customer service industry.

Cabin Crew Life

Emirates provides its cabin crew with a generous benefits package that includes a competitive salary, tax-free income while flying, the opportunity to share in the company's profits, hotel stays, layover expenses, discounted travel and cargo, paid time off, a way to and from work, and health, life, and dental insurance. Laundry services and subsidized plane tickets for loved ones are additional perks for crew members.

Cabin Crew Community

Emirates boasts a multicultural cabin crew team representing over 140 nationalities and fluent in 130 languages. The airline encourages career progression, allowing crew members to upgrade to higher cabin classes and become cabin supervisors, pursers, or trainers. With more than 1,180 pursers who have climbed the career ladder, Emirates emphasizes internal opportunities within the Emirates Group.

Training and life skills

The cutting-edge Emirates facility in Dubai is the site of an intense eight-week training program for new cabin crew recruits. Essential skills such as being able to stay calm under pressure, working well in multicultural teams, taking the initiative, and communicating effectively are taught in this class. Members of the crew can further their careers by taking advantage of LinkedIn courses and other continuing education opportunities.

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