Dubai is a modern city that welcomes visitors from around the world. However, as it is also a Muslim city, there are certain factors to take into consideration in terms of dress code and behavior.
After winning Expo 2020, Dubai grab an attention all over the world and with in a small period of time it captured many industries’ attention too. Dubai has very culturally diverse nature of the workforce. Isn’t unusual to find that the office is an excellent breeding ground for such biases. These attitudes through the ‘confirmation bias’, in that employees tend to view one another through their own limited experiences and understandings of a particular culture. UAE workforce is plagued by a confirmation bias when it comes to racial stereotyping—but thinks it’s plain old ugly racial discrimination
I have related the very obvious racial bias particularly apparent when one is looking out for a job in this region; it isn’t uncommon for companies to include a preference for a particular nationality as part of the job description. “American, British, Westerners ONLY” may read the description (just a few words short of blonde, blue eyed, with a history of colonization, if you wanted to be a tad less subtle). Or the ad may go a different route, “Arab speakers, preferably Lebanese.”
Biases and, indeed, racial biases are unavoidable within any company. If you work in the UAE, you’d be well aware of the racial potholes that litter the workplace. i.e. “So if, in my culture, a person is not forthcoming, it is a sign of deception or dishonesty and the confirmation bias comes into play. The next step is I’m going to look for ideas to confirm that idea and I may find things, but it may not be real”
Is there a real problem in luring Dubai ?