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  • If I am selected as an Emirates pilot, can I live in a city of my choice?

    All our pilots are based in Dubai, and accommodation in Dubai is provided by Emirates.

  • If I am selected, where will I live in Dubai?

    We provide accommodation in Dubai for all our pilots. Single pilots are provided a 2 bedroom apartment, and married pilots without children a 3 bedroom apartment. Married pilots with children who still live with them are provided a villa. Alternatively, Emirates provides an accommodation allowance and this can be used to rent an apartment or villa to suit personal preferences.

  • Will you help transfer my personal belongings to Dubai?

    You will be provided a free freight allowance of 100 kgs, and your spouse can claim an additional 100 kgs. Each child in your family will also be entitled to a free allowance of 25 kgs. You may use your furniture allowance towards shipping costs as well should you wish to ship your furniture from your home country.

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Employee Benefits

Fly with Emirates as a First Officer

We offer a wide range of benefits to help all our permanent employees enjoy working and living in Dubai.

Our remuneration policy outlines payments and compensations that are based on detailed research and analyses. Our key focus apart from employee satisfaction is to ensure that the Emirates Group remains competitive within all the markets it operates in, and attracts and retains the best talent in the aviation industry.

This section is designed to give you an understanding of the rewards you can expect if you are successful through the selection programme as a Pilot with Emirates, based in Dubai.

Our package comprises both cash and non-cash elements.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard.

Employee Benefits

  • Cash Elements

    Competitive Tax Free Basic Salary

    We review our salaries regularly to make sure we remain competitive.

    Our two salary entry levels for Captain and First Officer depend on your experience and whether you meet or exceed our minimum requirements.

    Based on 85 block hours each month, these are our basic salaries together with hourly flying pay:

    Captain: 42,695 AED per month (entry level 1)
    Captain: 47,265 AED per month (entry level 2)

    First Officer: 30,125 AED per month (entry level 1)
    First Officer: 35,080 AED per month (entry level 2)

  • Non Cash Elements

    Annual Leave

    All pilots are entitled to annual leave aggregating 42 calendar days

    Annual Leave Tickets

    Free annual leave tickets are provided for employees and their eligible dependents to travel to and from an approved leave destination, subject to current company policies

    Life and Accident Insurance

    Up to 48 months of basic salary.

    Medical and Dental Insurance

    Employees and their families can avail of The Emirates Group’s in-house medical and dental facilities at the dedicated Emirates Clinic, or by referral to specialist medical professionals as/when required.

    Loss of License Insurance

    The Loss of License Insurance provided by the Emirates Group is based on an employee’s age, and payout can equal up to 3 times the annual basic salary.

    Company Transport

    Our pilots enjoy personal chauffeur service to and from their residence and work locations, within the city limits of Dubai.

    Company Uniform (and Dry Cleaning)

    Pilots will be provided with uniforms and dry cleaning services.

    Provident Fund

    On leaving the Company an employee is entitled to an End of Service Gratuity or Provident Scheme payment, whichever is higher. The Provident Scheme is a long-term savings arrangement provided to more senior positions and is designed to help plan for retirement. The company contributes 12% of basic salary. You are required to contribute 5% of your basic salary.

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  • Additional Privileges

    Concessional Travel

    A range of reduced fare airline ticket options are available for staff and their eligible dependants, on the Emirates network which covers over 112 destinations, as well as on partner airlines.

    The Emirates Card

    By virtue of being an Emirates Group employee you can avail of attractive discounts at over 100 dining, retail, hotel and leisure outlets in Dubai and the UAE. You can also upgrade to the Emirates Platinum Card and avail over 300 additional discounts and benefits and club memberships.