The classified ads here are unbelievable – you would find job ads with ‘extra’ lines that read: “No Filipinos” or “White, Western female please” and “Indians only”. And nobody seems to care. It’s a common sight and job seekers apply to where they are appropriate.
Racial discrimination is alive and well in Dubai. The companies and employers act like they are choosing a particular breed of dog. See it in action: job ads specifying required nationality. It’s shocking until I saw recent ads of women wanting a house maid job. These ladies have gone a long way from being modest applicants who respond to the whims of the demanding ‘madame’s of Dubai to people who post ads like:
“Preferably European families only”
“Willing to work in American/Western families.”
“looking for european and american employer”
With the low cost of labor, it is quite common for expat families to have a maid. It’s interesting to see that as employers seeking to employ maids have a specific nationality in mind, the maid job applicants have the same thing in mind!