Staff Writer16 May 2017 AT 12:28 PM

How much do Emirates Cabin Crew earn?

The recruitment facts you need to know
Staff Writer16 May 2017 AT 12:28 PM
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Being a huge company, Emirates is one of Dubai’s biggest employers. The group as a whole (which has companies such as dnata and Arabian Adventures) has over 50,000 employees. But when you think about working for Emirates, it’s the airline that often springs to mind first.

If an office above the clouds and regular trips to countries all over the world sounds like your kind of thing, then a career as cabin crew might be just the ticket (sorry, bad joke).

Monthly basic salary, hourly flight pay, and an overseas allowance.  All entry level cabin crew (Grade II) are given a basic monthly salary of AED4,260. Flying pay is on an hourly basis, paid at a rate of AED58. While the average tax free monthly salary is AED9,500.

Flying hours can vary. To give a general idea, cabin crew on most airlines will fly at least 80 hours per month.

There are other perks on top of this, such as being provided free accommodation (or a live out allowance), and meal/layover allowances. You also get the benefit of discounted flights and hotels, as well as a FACE Card with discounts all over Dubai exclusive to Emirates staff.

After your graduation you are given a roster, and you should have approximately eight days off per month.

If you’re thinking of going for the job, this is what Emirates look for: “Irrespective of nationality, we look for a positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, maturity, a friendly disposition, and importantly a genuine passion to help others and to provide quality service. As the job can be physically demanding, we also look for those with resilience and a determination to continually perform well.”

All new recruits go through a five-week training course at the purpose-built training centre at Emirates Aviation College. This is made up of practical and theoretical aspects of first aid, in-flight service and different aircraft. 

To apply, click here.

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