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UAE is top expat destination in the world

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There is no other country in the world that attracts more working expatriates than the UAE, according to a new report.

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The latest careers website LinkedIn study, which covers more than 380 million members around the world, shows that the UAE remains the most popular destination for professionals seeking greener pastures abroad, beating other job markets like Canada, Australia and Singapore.

LinkedIn came up with the findings after looking at every position that was added to its member profiles between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

Based on LinkedIn’s list, the UAE saw the biggest entry of professionals, posting a gain of 1.89 per cent of its total workforce.

In contrast, other countries saw their professionals move away, with India losing the most talent, at 0.23 per cent of its workforce, France losing 0.20 per cent and Italy 0.19 per cent.

Most professionals who moved into the UAE landed roles in professional services, architectural and engineering, financial services and insurance, technology (software) and retail and consumer products sectors.

They were hired mostly as salespeople, marketing specialists, project managers, corporate finance specialists, accountants, consultants and mechanical engineers.

India remains the number one source country for professionals in the UAE, but inflows from other places like United Kingdom, United States and Qatar are on the rise.

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