UAE Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Specialist recruitment and employment services in the United Arab Emirates

Employment agency to world-leading companies in the United Arab Emirates

Airswift are an end-to-end employment solutions provider that established a UAE business in 2010.

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

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Global coverage

Airswift’s global offices present a key advantage to our clients. With over 60 strategic global offices we are equipped to deliver workforce solutions for projects all over the world.

Core services

Our unique workforce solutions provide a variety of client and contractor support. These range from labour supply services to permanent recruitment, on-boarding services, consultancy and cost-saving solutions.

Our in-country services include, but are not limited to:

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Sectors we work in

We are workforce partners to world leaders within the following industries:

Talent acquisition

Airswift Talent Acquisition Workforce Solutions

Our talent acquisition teams focus on dedicated disciplines, giving them a detailed understanding of client requirements. This ensures that projects are staffed on-time, compliantly and within budget.

Services provided include: executive search, labour outsourcing, contract recruitment, permanent hire and contingent staffing

Global employment and mobility services

Is your business expanding to the UAE? Our experienced Global Employment and Mobility team help with:

Airswift Global Employment & Mobility Workforce Solutions
  • Global immigration and visa services
  • Mobilisation and logistics services
  • Relocation management
  • Payroll and taxation services
  • Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO)
  • Employer of Record (EOR)

Managed services and recruitment outsourcing (RPO solutions)

Airswift Managed Solutions
Is your company grappling with multiple suppliers and escalating hiring costs? Our in-house sourcing solutions can help!

We offer an embedded  recruitment process outsourcing service on or near-site. Our recruiters become immersed in your culture and engage in your hiring process. An on-site managed solution can reduce cost and time-per-hire without compromising quality.

Consulting: talent mapping, benchmarking and strategy development

After 40 years’ as workforce specialists, Airswift has a detailed understanding of labour markets. Our consultancy services help clients develop their talent management strategy:

Airswift Workforce & HR Consulting Services
  • Talent mapping
  • Salary and market rate benchmarking
  • Skills assessment
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Performance and risk management advice

The Global Energy Talent Index (GETI)

GETI LogoEvery year, Airswift co-produce an annual employment trends and benchmarking report. GETI is a consultancy report for managers and professionals in the energy sector. The report focuses on oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals.

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.

“Airswift have done a fantastic job of supporting Bluewater throughout the project. 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.”

Construction Manager, Bluewater Energy Services BV

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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Transforming careers within professional services


Airswift's success is driven by passionate, talented people. Employees gain an opportunity to develop a long term and fulfilling career with us.

Airswift's Middle East Senior Leadership Team (SLT) consists of 11 members.  Several managers joined Airswift in junior roles and are now members of the Middle East SLT.

We are committed to internal employee development and ongoing progression. Personal development and career plans, including coaching and mentoring, guide our talent strategy. This also helps to guarantee great customer service for clients, contractors and candidates.

Would you like to work for one of the leading recruitment agencies in Dubai or our other offices in the Middle East? Visit our employee page to find out more about life at Airswift.

2021 TIARA Award Winners

Airswift are proud to win the Energy Recruitment Company of the Year and The Best Large Recruitment Company at the TIARA awards in Dubai.

Airswift was also shortlisted for The Client Service Award.

The Best Large Recruitment Company to Work For

(Winner) The Energy Rec Company of the Year

Airswift were praised by the judges for our positive employee engagement and retention of staff, enabling long-lasting client partnerships and retained expertise. Judges also liked the clear connection between Airswift’s values and approach to clients, candidates, employees and the community. 

The Energy Recruitment Company of the Year

(Winner) The Energy Rec Company of the Year

Judges praised Airswift for championing employee excellence, evidenced through retention and high employee engagement as well as the investment in delivering the best service for our clients and impressive contractor satisfaction rates.   


Our Office(s)


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

Team Photos

Airswift Dubai Tour de France 2019

"Tour de Airswift" event in honour of the Tour de France

Airswift Dubai Iftar 2019Dubai team getting together for iftar 

Airswift Dubai Team Building 2019
Group picture following a challenging team building session testing their patience, fitness, logic and skill

Hire employees in the United Arab Emirates

For businesses planning to expand their global footprint to the UAE, take a moment to look at our in-country hiring guide for a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know when hiring employees in the United Arab Emirates.


Read our UAE hiring guide

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.

Airswift Middle East Locations