60 percent of 3.8 million expats working in UAE have no qualifications

60 percent of 3.8 million expats working in UAE have no qualifications

Saqr Gobash, the Minister of Labour, has recently stated that the number of foreign workers in the UAE stood at 3.8 million in 2010. Out of the total only 266,000 had University education while 2 million have no qualifications whatsoever.

The expat-dominated UAE population was estimated to have grown to around 8.2 million by the end of 2010, with UAE nationals making only 11.47 per cent.


According to Saqr Ghobash, UAE is aiming to reduce the number of unskilled foreign workers.


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