Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways is hiring cabin crew

If you have always dreamt of traveling the world, exploring new cultures and getting paid to do so, Etihad Airways has an opportunity for you. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently recruiting new members of their cabin crew for their hub in Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Formed in July 2003, Etihad Airways carried 17,4 million passengers in 2015 and now serves more than 110 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations across Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, North & South America and the Middle East, with an environmentally friendly fleet of over 120 aircrafts.

In 2016 Etihad won the Middle East’s Leading Cabin Crew award as well as the prestigious title of 5 Star Airline, along with a series of awards won over the years. Cabin crew are integral to the success of Etihad Airways.

So, what does it take to grab a job at the flag carrier and second-largest airline in the United Arab Emirates? There are a few things they are looking for, according to the job description. You need to:

  • be at least 21 years of age;
  • be fluent in both written and spoken English. Fluency in another language, such as Arabic, is always an advantage;
  • have an arm reach of 210 cm without shoes;
  • be able to swim;
  • comply with United Arab Emirates and General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) visa, medical and health screening requirements;
  • have a minimum high school certification or higher education;
  • have no criminal record.

Being experienced in dealing with the public is the first prerequisite to work as a flight attendant, so is an excellent physical appearance, style and image, both for men and women.

As a cabin crew member, you will be expected to deal effectively with customers in demanding situations, delivering an excellent service 100% of the time and offering a unique taste of Arabian warmth and hospitality.


As a Etihad flight attendant you will receive a tax-free salary and free accommodation in a fully-furnished apartment in Abu Dhabi.

Working for Etihad, you will also get unlimited personal travel at special rates and discounts at fitness centers, health clubs, shops, restaurants and leisure facilities across the United Arab Emirates.

Where and how to apply

Skytrax 5-Star certified Etihad Airways is looking to fill a lot of cabin crew positions. If you can check all of the abovementioned requisites off the list and Etihad sounds like a company you feel you can contribute to, this may just be your next move.

You do not necessarily have to be from the United Arab Emirates to land the job. Recruitment events will take place in several countries worldwide. In order to attend one of these events, you will need to fill in an online application form first.

Want to know more? Check out the cabin crew job listing on the Etihad Airways website, and prepare your resume. You can also apply online with LinkedIn.

At the moment, the company is also hiring:

  • Sales Support Administrators in Islamabad, Pakistan;
  • Groups Coordinators in Karachi, Pakistan, and Madrid, Spain;
  • Inflight chefs in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates;
  • Administration assistants in Colombo, Sri Lanka;
  • Country Manager in Beirut, Lebanon.

As you can tell, positions within the national airline of the United Arab Emirates are highly sought after, so, if you have what it takes to be part of the Etihad team, send your application as soon as possible.

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