How to become Cabin Crew with Emirates

It’s that time again! Emirates is recruiting and you guys have sent me tons of questions about the application process. As much as my fellow colleagues and I would love to assist you, the process has changed significantly since we originally applied. That being said, let’s take a look at the criteria and where you could be tomorrow:

According to the Emirates Group Careers website; Emirates is looking for exceptional people to join their international cabin crew team based in Dubai. If you share their unlimited curiosity, embrace of other cultures and passion for hospitality, they would like to meet you. This means if you’re well-versed in customer service, enjoy travel and have a passion for working with others from all over the world, than this is the opportunity for you!

If shortlisted, Emirates will invite you to attend a global recruitment event. Their website states that when applying you must prepare:

  • An updated CV: details about your previous employment and education history.
  • Photos: professional images of yourself to be uploaded onto your application.
  • You will also be asked to record a Video Interview.

In terms of qualifications and experience, Emirates is requesting:

  • 1+ year of customer service/hospitality experience
  • Educated to at least high school level
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (additional languages are desirable)
  • At least 21 years old at the time of application
  • Minimum arm reach of 212 cms (on tip toes) and minimum height of 160 cms, in order to reach emergency equipment on all aircraft types
  • Medically fit to meet cabin crew requirements
  • Positive attitude with the natural ability to provide excellent service in a team environment, dealing with people from many cultures
  • Meet the UAE’s employment visa requirements

…So what are you waiting for!? Get started on your application here and join our team of over 135 nationalities!

Next week, I will share with you the process that I went though to help you get a better idea of what Emirates might be looking for. In the meantime, click here for some basic interview tips from my personal experience.

Next Stop: Nairobi, Kenya🇰🇪

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Layover Life; Malta

This month I was rostered to operate two flights to Zurich, Switzerland. One at the beginning of January, the other towards the end before my leave. Eager to check another new country off my list, I end up giving one of these flights away in exchange for beautiful Malta!

Everything happens for a reason, and when I swapped onto the Malta flight I ended up flying with a friend and a bunch of other really cool people.

When we landed into Malta in the late afternoon, six of us decided to go out straight away so that we didn’t lose any daylight. Our first stop was Mdina. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’re probably aware that a lot of the scenes from season one were shot here. The Gate of Mdina served as a set for King’s Landing and Mesquita Square was often used to film many scenes that led to the demise of Ned Stark.

We walked around the area for about 30 minutes before grabbing a cab to Valletta. Malta isn’t very big, so travelling between cities didn’t take too much time.

When we arrived at Valletta, we checked out the Upper Barrakka Gardens and walked around Strait Street before grabbing a traditional seven course Maltese dinner at Legligin. It was recommended to us by one of our friends and it was amazing!

Shortly after, we called it an evening and went back to the hotel. Many of us had been up for over 20 hours, given that we had an early morning departure and a stopover in Larnaca, Cyprus before arriving into Malta!

Next Stop: Zagreb, Croatia 🇭🇷

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The best part of being Cabin Crew

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again -I love getting to know my customers! Each and everyone of us have a story to tell and learning about them and where they come from is always of interest to me.

As Cabin Crew, most of us often share that the best part of the job is the travel. As great of a perk as that is, I truly believe that you learn more about a destination by the people who live there. They make it what is it, which is why the passenger stories category of my blog is so important to me. My favourite part of being Cabin Crew is, after all, meeting you!

I recently published a poll on my Instagram stories asking you if you liked to read them, and an overwhelming 90% of you said that you did! This excites me. As Cabin Crew, interacting with our customers is a huge component of our job. A simple conversation can teach you many things and these small interactions can leave lasting impressions.

When I was younger, I flew with Spirit from Detroit, United States to Orlando, Florida for a family vacation. I was about 12 at the time, and it was my first ever flight. While I can’t remember much about it, I do remember that the flight attendants handed my family two Disney posters for my sister and I. This was something that they didn’t have to do, but it stuck with me all of these years. It is also one of the reasons why I try to make someone’s day on every flight and try to get to know our guests from the moment they board our aircraft.

Having a blog and a larger social media presence has allowed me to share these moments with you. It has given me a voice; an opportunity to showcase the many exciting memories I’ve created over the past few years. As my platforms continue to grow, I want to keep inspiring you guys to travel, to spread positive energy and to try new things without fear. I want you guys to have conversations with people you don’t know. Learn a thing or two about one another and maybe, just maybe, we can make the world a better place in doing so.

Thanks for being a part of my crazy journey around the world. I hope that you will continue to share in this experience with me, no matter where I go!

Next stop: Trivandrum, India 🇮🇳

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Dubai Airshow 2017: In Review

Wow! What an exciting week for Emirates at the 2017 edition of the Dubai Airshow. This five day exhibition brought together some of the biggest names in aviation to showcase the latest products, services and technologies that the industry had to offer.

Emirates had its largest ever showing. We unveiled our enhanced Boeing 777-300ER with fully enclosed First Class Suits (an industry first), placed an order for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, flew two of our wide-bodied aircraft in formation with the Al Fursan team, launched our new advertising campaign with Jeremy Clarkson, opened the Emirates Flight Training Academy and signed several agreements; for six new flight training devices, for the next generation inflight broadband connectivity and for developing new global e-commerce solutions. We also shared our cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for aircraft cabins.

Emirates hosted a total of 27,000 people on our static aircraft that included our 100th Emirates Airbus A380, our newest Boeing 777-300ER, our Airbus A319 Executive Jet and Cirrus SR22 training aircraft.

I was thrilled to have taken part in this exciting event as an Emirates Social Media Broadcaster alongside my colleagues: Jarad, Elizabethe and Doyle. This opportunity gave me the chance to take in these magical moments firsthand; witnessing the innovative thinking that has made us who we are today- industry leaders. I can’t wait to see what’s next for us!

Next stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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December Roster (2017)

December is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Four new destinations, two new countries AND I get to go home for Christmas! Take a look:

  • Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦🎄
  • Manila, Philippines * 🇵🇭
  • Brussels, Belgium * 🇧🇪
  • Copenhagen, Denmark * 🇩🇰
  • Kolkata, India * 🇮🇳
  • Karachi, Pakistan (Turnaround) 🇵🇰
  • Medina, Saudi Arabia (Turnaround) 🇸🇦

* New destinations

I’m going to try to swap a few flights to try and get another new destination. I’ll update the blog if anything changes!

Update: I ended up swapping my Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia flight for a new destination; Kolkata, India!

Next stop: Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦

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