Why do people work in the Middle East?
Some people go for the tax-free salary. Many go for the travel. Many are simply seeking a change. Others go for the adventure. Some stay for years; a good number return repeatedly.
Day-to-day life is less hectic than in the West. You don’t have the daily aggravations: the long commute to work; the energy spent on maintaining your dwelling; the scramble to buy stuff you don’t need. You have time to develop other parts of your life, be they athletic, artistic, or spiritual. The repeaters tell us you have more fun in the Middle East. Finally, those of us who have lived in the Arabian Peninsula, feel that it has been a truly enlightening experience.
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The requirements of licensing bodies and governments in the Middle East have led us to ask a new question of the people who contact us: Are your degrees from traditional brick-and-mortar schools, where you attended all your courses in-class at that school, or are they from online/distance education programs? more
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Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Director of Nursing Education
Nurse Clinician/Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Instructor
Nurse Manager - Community Nursing
Nurse Manager - Critical Care (Adult & Pediatric)
Nurse Manager - Medical/Surgical/Oncology (Adult & Pediatric)
Nurse Manager - Obstetrics/Gynecology
Nurse Manager - Perioperative Services
House/Nursing Supervisor (RN)
Nurse Manager - Other
RN - Ambulatory Care/Outpatient Clinics Nurse
RN - Community Nursing
RN - Critical Care Medicine (Adult & Pediatric)
RN - Infection Control Practitioner Nurse
RN - Cardiology (Medical) Nurse
RN - Hemodialysis Nurse
RN - Medical/Surgical Nurse
RN - Medical Nurse
RN - Surgical Nurse
RN - Neurology Nurse
RN - Oncology/Hematology Nurse
RN - Pediatrics Nurse
RN - Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurse
RN - Pediatric Surgery
RN - Radiation Therapy Nurse
RN - Radiology Nurse
RN - Telemetry (CVT) Nurse
RN - Obstetrics/Gynecology
RN - Perioperative Services
RN - Quality Assurance/Improvement (QA/QI) Nurse
ALLIED HEALTH & CLINICAL SERVICES.
Director/Manager of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist (Pharm D)
Respiratory Care Services
MD - Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist
MD - Critical Care/Intensivist
MD - Emergency Medicine (ER) Physician
MD - Medical Specialties
MD - Obstetrician/Gynecologist
MD - Pediatric Subspecialties
MD - Radiologist
ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL SERVICES.
FACILITIES & SUPPORT SERVICES.
Jobs In The Middle East
About The Middle East
Saudi Arabia offers history, culture, modern amenities, and abundant opportunities for exploration. From camping under starry desert skies, to hiking in the mountains along the west coast, to diving the spectacular coral reefs and wrecks of the Red Sea, to exploring fascinating ruins and historical sites, to shopping in the affluence of Riyadh or Jeddah, you will find something in the Kingdom to make it a memorable adventure for you.
From the glittering, ultra-modern coastal cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, across the desert sands to the oasis city of Al Ain, nestled beneath Hafeet Mountain, along the border with Oman, the United Arab Emirates offers you city style, seaside fun, and outdoor adventure in a relaxed, laid back setting.
Small in size, big in outlook. This country, about the size of Connecticut, offers a relaxed atmosphere, access to amenities like movies and symphony performances, and engages the world through its Al Jazeera network and hosting major sporting events like the 2006 Asian Games and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Working in the Middle East
The majority of our recruits are single women, so it's not surprising that a question that frequently comes up among our female candidates is "What is it like for a single woman in Qatar?" more
More First Person Stories About the Middle East
HZA has been in business since 1981. We have recruited approximately 7,500 Canadian and American healthcare professionals for the Middle East, and we are very proud and happy that many keep in regular contact with us, even after they begin their adventure. Here is some of what they have to say about their experiences. more
For those who are considering working in Qatar some excellent sources of information are from those who have recently arrived. Click here to read a couple of comments from recent arrivals. more
Thinking of applying for a healthcare position in the Middle East? It may be easier than you think. Call us at 1-800-387-4616, email us at email@example.com, or read on to learn about the steps involved in the recruitment process to work in the Middle East. more
More on the Application Process
The hospitals at which expats work operate in English, and there are translators available to assist in communication with patients who do not speak English. But if you'd like to know a few simple phrases, here they are: more
More Arabic Language Tips
The holy month of Ramadan represents one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a month during which adult Muslims who are physically able fast (abstaining from food, water, and smoking) during daylight hours. Non-Muslims need not fast, but cannot eat or drink in public. more
More On Muslim Culture & Religion
As part of the recruitment process, we have to ask you all kinds of questions about yourself, so here's a chance for you to learn a little bit about us.
We always feel that the more informed applicants are, the better. So if you would like to do some reading about the Middle East prior to relocating, we've provided a list of resources to help you out.
More General Information About the Middle East
Where will I live? What is the social life like there? How should I dress? Can I drive? We love questions (and spend a large part of our day answering them). We understand that there is a lot of information that you would like to know, before you consider a position in Saudi Arabia. Here are a few of the most common questions we receive: more
What kind of recreation clubs are there to join in Qatar? Is it a problem that I have a tattoo? We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about relocating to Qatar. Maybe you have the same questions, or maybe we have some questions you never thought to ask. more
Considering a move to the UAE? Have questions, about social life, visas, and more? We have collected the most frequently asked questions about living in the Emirates to tell you what you want to know. more
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