UAE Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Specialist recruitment and employment services in the United Arab Emirates

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Technical recruiter in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Airswift is an end-to-end employment solutions provider established in the United Arab Emirates in 2010.

We provide technical and engineering employment services to projects from our Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices.


Are you hiring in the UAE?


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Our Offices


Regional Headquarters
Cayan Business Centre
Office 702, 7th Floor
Barsha Heights
PO BOX 391325
United Arab Emirates

t: +971 (0) 4 245 4900

Abu Dhabi

Office 904
Lulu Exchange Building
Electra Street
Al Markaziyah
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

t: +971 (0) 2 671 2236

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What makes Airswift a leading employment agency in the UAE?

  • Airswift hold a Dubai Manpower Licence, giving us access to unlimited UAE visas. This ensures we can compliantly support national and international talent.

  • We have the local knowledge and expertise to deliver in-country services. Our UAE team is 100% compliant with local and national labour law and regulations.

  • Airswift are very proud to support the government's Emiratisation strategy. Airswift have a specialist Emiratisation recruitment team, supporting locals to build their careers. We focus on nationalisation across the seven Emirates at all seniority levels. Our remit includes Government, Public Sector and Private Industry.

  • Globally, Airswift take part in Relay For Life to raise money for cancer charities. Each year, we raise funds for Friends of Cancer Patients, a UAE based cancer charity.

  • Each year during the holy month of Ramadan, staff donate to the Ramadan Food Bank Fridges. The donations go towards the less fortunate around the UAE.
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Local knowledge
Global expertise

Airswift is the staffing agency of choice for world-leading businesses.

We manage 60 offices worldwide, 1,000 employees and 9,000 contractors. Our global reach and pool of available talent is unmatched in the industry.

Our connected infrastructure ensures unique project insights and agile talent acquisition. Whatever the project, we can help find and mobilise the best onshore and offshore talent.


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Talent Acquisition

We provide permanent recruitment and contractor management services. 

Our talent acquisition offerings include:

  • Retained search and headhunter services. Our dedicated recruiters work to find the best candidates for specialised roles. By leveraging our industry expertise and extensive network, we identify the right candidates.

  • Contingent staffing and contractor management. We provide our clients with the flexibility to scale their workforce up or down without the administrative burden of managing contractors. We take care of all the logistics, including payroll, compliance, and benefits, so that you can focus on your core business.

  • Direct hire and permanent recruitment. For clients who need to fill a critical role within their organisation, our team work with you to understand your unique requirements and identify candidates who meet those criteria. We handle everything from sourcing and screening to negotiating offers and onboarding.

  • Board and executive search. Find the best leaders for your organisation. We strive to understand your strategic goals, values and culture before identifying the right candidates.
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Global Employment and Mobility

For businesses looking to expand their operations internationally, speed and accuracy are critical when it comes to recruiting the right talent for their global projects.

We offer a comprehensive suite of global employment and mobility services designed to help firms hire internationally and mobilise talent around the world.

Our global immigration and visa services, mobilisation and logistics services, relocation management, and payroll and taxation services ensure that your workforce is compliant and ready to hit the ground running, no matter where your projects take you.

In addition, our Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO) services provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for companies seeking to establish a global presence while minimising their administrative burden.

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RPO & Managed Solutions

Airswift offers a comprehensive suite of managed solutions for talent management.

Our services encompass the full recruitment life-cycle, including:

  • Supplier performance tracking to help you monitor and assess the performance of your staffing suppliers to maintain productivity, lower compliance risks and reduce costs.

  • On-site support to ensure that your projects are staffed with the right people at the right time.

  • Transition services for incumbent contingent workers to new staffing arrangements, ensuring a seamless and efficient process.

In addition, we offer recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions to streamline your hiring process and provide a cost-effective staffing solution. Our RPO solutions solve the problem of high recruitment costs and time-consuming processes by providing a comprehensive staffing solution that includes:

  • Sourcing: We leverage our vast network of talent to find the best possible candidates for your cleantech projects.

  • Screening: Our rigorous screening process ensures that you only receive resumes from the most qualified and suitable candidates.

  • Onboarding: We handle all aspects of the onboarding process, including reference checks and other necessary paperwork.

  • Talent management: We provide ongoing support and talent management services to ensure that your staffing needs are always met.

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At Airswift, we understand the unique staffing challenges facing STEM industries. That's why we've made it our mission to connect top talent with the organisations that need them most.

Tackling the talent gap is one of the biggest challenges of the energy transition. As the world races to build a more sustainable future, the demand for skilled professionals is skyrocketing – but supply isn't keeping up.

Our vast network of qualified candidates spans the globe, with expertise in energy, construction, technology and engineering.

Through our industry-leading workforce consulting we can help you with :

  • Talent mapping
  • Salary and market rate benchmarking
  • Identification and delivery of cost savings
  • Skills assessment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice
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Hire employees in the United Arab Emirates

Are you planning to expand your global footprint?

Take a look at our comprehensive guide to hiring in the UAE.


Read our UAE Hiring Guide


Airswift have been extremely helpful to me and the Chamber Board in supporting Chamber activities and indeed have offered us great support with projects for our wider clientele. We hold the team at Airswift in high regard for their professionalism and diligence, but more importantly for the friendliness and willingness that they have shown towards us.
They successfully sourced, onboarded and managed a large workforce. Airswift's local knowledge and experience in the UAE market, combined with an intertwined cross-regional approach to project support, have been vital in ensuring the success of the project to date.
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Project Highlight: Aoka Mizu


Airswift was selected as the workforce solutions provider to support the Aoka Mizu project upon arrival at Dubai Drydocks for refit and modification, successfully sourcing, mobilising and managing a large workforce initially in the yard and through to sail away and hook-up in the North Sea.

You may also be interested in these case studies....

Case Study: Aoka Mizu

Airswift delivered a full suite of Global Mobility services throughout the lifecycle of our client's project across the North Sea and United Arab Emirates.

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Case Study: Global Mobility

Following a merger with another company, our client decided to outsource their global mobility services (GMS) to meet changing global resource needs.

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Case Study: Global Employment Outsourcing

Our client required GEO services to deliver project work for a major Saudi oil company throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Case Study: Consulting services in a US Wellbore Prevention firm

Airswift provided consulting services for a client in the oil and gas sector in the US ensuring an accurate and efficient payroll for all employees

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How can Airswift UAE help candidates find their dream job?

Our contract and direct hire recruiters help at every stage of your job search.

For engineers looking for temporary or full time work, Airswift are the leading recruitment agency in United Arab Emirates.

We recruit for technical specialists in a wide range of roles including, but not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Operations
  • Drilling and Completions
  • Project Management
  • Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Quality Control
  • Technology

We work with a wide range of innovative companies including small and medium enterprises, EPCs and 100% of the energy supermajors. 

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