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Middle East Hospitality Placements


Middle East Hospitality Placements


Spend 2 years in the Middle East gaining invaluable experience in the best 5* Hotels / Restaurants. We place applicants with relevant Hospitality experience in the United Arab of Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.

We are always looking for Bartenders and Waitrons/Hostesses with minimum 1-year current experience, Houskeeping, Front Desk and certain other Hotel staff with minimum 1 years current work experience. Speak to your consultant to find out if we can place you with your experience.

The total placement fee is  R11 900 that is payable. Once you accept the acceptance offer emailed to you, you will be required to pay a R4000 deposit. The balance is only paid once you have been placed.

Please note most contracts that are offered are initially for a 2 year period. Please be prepared to travel for 2 years. This is a great opportunity to take your career international!


OVC works with a number of established Hotels & Restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain. Your CV will then be sent to our supplier and you will receive an email on what position/salary we can offer you. If you choose to move forward you will need to pay your deposit upfront and the balance is paid after placement. All interviews are on Skype. All positions include a tax-free salary. The salary depends on the position and contract offered.

Free Airfare
Employers will pay for your entire airfare and depending on your contract, included will be free airfare home after every year/2 years.

Organised Accommodation
Depending on your position, you will be sharing with other employees. Accommodation is arranged for you and is free. It is simple, neat and clean. Please check with your Crew Member or your contract as some employers will give you a living out allowance over and above your salary. This means that you will have to organise your own accommodation.

Important to know salaries start at approx AED1200 to AED2500 per month. Excluding any service charges/Tips. However, this varies from employer to employer.
It is not a guarantee that Tips are included. In the middle east tips are pooled and divided amoungst all workers.


- Applicants 20- 26 years of age (If you have great experience we will accept applicants 18 yrs and up)
- Must be available for a 2-year contract
- Must have a minimum of 1 Years CURRENT Hospitality experience
- Well groomed
- Excellent English
- All passport holders are welcome, but you must reside in SA
- An energetic, enthusiastic personality

You may be requested to take medical tests before you depart. These will include, TB, HIV, HEP A & C and Pregnancy. If you have paid any deposits and you fail one of the medical tests, no deposits will be refunded.
All medical tests are at your own expense and can be done anywhere.

Start/Finish Dates

This program runs throughout the year.

Visa Info

To work in the Middle East you need a work permit. Your employer will apply and pay for it. This will be transferred into a residence visa once you arrive at your employment and have passed a medical test (HIV, TB and Hepatitis are the main tests conducted).
Please understand that you can expect unforseen delays in your visa application. It can take 2 weeks to 5 months to get a visa.  This is completely out of OVC hands as the permit is applied for by your employer in the Middle East.

Salaries are tax-free and paid in local currency, the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED), linked to the US$. Furnished accommodation is provided free of charge. If not, an allowance will be paid. Medical insurance will be covered and depending on the position, either an annual or biannual air ticket is provided, along with an annual or monthly service bonus.


Admin fee FREE
Service fee FREE
Program fee FREE
Other fees Registration fee R 11900 and medical Tests - If requested
Visa fees FREE
Travel Insurance R3605 for the year - Under 28yrs
Airfare (approx) FREE
Recommended Spending Money Recommended minimum $200


Please  send your crew member your  professional CV with all up to date work experience. Make sure your CV has a nice professional Picture included. We will then advise you what positions we can offer you. If you accept the deposit is paid and we will then start setting up interviews for you via Skype. Please note once you have paid the deposit it can take between 3 - 6 months to find a placement.

More Info

Dubai - The second largest of the 7 Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. In July 2012, the population estimate was approx. 5.3 million. 80-85% Of the population is made up of expatriates – Arab, Asian, European and others.

Weather - Sunny blue skies throughout the year. June to September is hot and humid, with temperatures averaging above 40 degrees Celsius. The weather is pleasant from October to May. All vehicles and buildings are air-conditioned.

Language - The official language is Arabic, however, English is spoken, especially in the Hospitality Industry. Both Arabic and English are commonly used in business and commerce.

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