Is the Middle East still the place to find a job in aviation? The oil price fall, the collapse in Dubai's explosive real estate sector and a slowdown in long-haul traffic have put the brakes on the runaway expansion the region was enjoying when we published a version of this guide a year ago. But airlines and other operators in the Gulf are still looking for skilled professionals to meet their growth plans, with a view to the next decade and beyond. Recruitment has slowed and big developments have been put on hold, but with even the most established players still in relativeinfancy, there is a bullishness about the long term.
In the following pages, we look at some of the careers available, which employers are recruiting, and the pros and cons of working in aviation's most dynamic market.