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UAE is the top destination attracting architectural and engineering talent migration, global employment database LinkedIn has found.

The company said: "The UAE is the global leader in attracting talent for the second consecutive year."

According to Ali Matar, head of talent solutions at LinkedIn MENA, up to 16 million users are active from the MENA region on LinkedIn.


"More than two million members in the UAE" use LinkedIn, Matar added.

The top sectors for talent moving into the UAE in 2014, were professional services; architectural and engineering; financial services and insurance; technology (software); and, retail and consumer products.

Project managers and mechanical engineers, besides accountants and consultants, were the UAE's most popular occupations last year.

According to the study, India is the leading source of professional talent coming to the UAE, representing 28% of the total chunk.


UK, Pakistan, US, and Qatar also comprise the top five sources of foreign talent in the UAE.

Other Gulf nations contributed 11% of the members who moved to the UAE.

"It is especially interesting that the UAE's attractiveness as an employment market is no longer limited to the traditional sources of talent, which for years have been India, Pakistan, and other Arab states," Matar said.

"The study clearly shows that there is a high international appeal, especially from the UK and US, establishing the UAE as a globally desirable destination for migration."

Other countries attracting the most talent according to LinkedIn's study are Switzerland and Saudi Arabia.

Read what Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, had to say about migration here , in his LinkedIn post from October 2014.

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Publication:Construction Week
Date:Aug 11, 2015
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