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Emiratization in the UAE Labor Market

Opportunities and Challenges


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 1-5
  3. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 7-26
  4. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 27-37
  5. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 39-48
  6. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 49-56
  7. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 57-71
  8. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 73-83
  9. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 95-111
  10. Georgia Daleure
    Pages 113-119
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 121-122

About this book


This book combines classic and recent studies investigating challenges to Emiratization – full employment of Emirati nationals who make up only about 10% of the total workforce – in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The book offers a comprehensive overview of the events leading to the country’s rapid growth and development, as well as important social and cultural issues arising as the country transitioned from an isolated traditional economy to an open globalized one, and explores the specific challenges of incorporating Emiratis in their own vibrant economy. This topic is of interest to scholars, policymakers, and those considering investing or seeking employment in the UAE since it emerged as a Western-friendly, politically stable, and prospering oil-producing country in a region plagued by political, social, and economic turmoil.


Sustainable Development in the United Arab Emirates Unemployment in the United Arab Emirates Understanding Emirati Unemployment Emiratization in the United Arab Emirates Youth Unemployment in the GCC

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Higher Colleges of TechnologySharjahUnited Arab Emirates

About the authors

Dr. Georgia Daleure has worked at the Higher Colleges of Technology for the last 15 years and is currently serving as the Program Chair of the General Studies Department (Social Sciences, Humanities, History, Natural Sciences, and English Communication).  Prior to joining the UAE, she managed and taught in adult education and training programs for the workforce development departments in organizations subcontracted by the State of Indiana, USA. She was also a lecturer and trainer for Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, in the federally funded Computer Competency initiative, and in private consulting.  Her educational qualifications include an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership, a M.A. in Teaching Adults, and a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.  Her qualifications and experience support her in her research activities, which focus mainly on the effects of rapid economic development in the GCC region; challenges to Emiratization and full Emirati employment in the UAE; indigenous perspectives on written history; social transformation in developing countries; and implementing enhanced learning opportunities using the blended learning approach.
Dr. Daleure is a member of the Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES), the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), serves as a reviewer for American Journal of Educational Research, a reviewer for local and international conferences, and has been a member of the Scholarly Activities Committee (Applied Research Proposals Approval Sub-Committee) in Sharjah Higher Colleges for the past three years. Her research projects include applied research published in working papers, policy briefs, international journals, and book chapters. She also conducts pilot studies and private research projects for her organization and community-based partners. 

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