Apple to Source New Talent in UAE

Just prior to the announcement of the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, Apple posted vacancies on its website designed to bolster the Company’s retail operations in the UAE, which potentially means the firm is looking to set up shop in the Middle East sooner rather than later

Apple appears to be ramping up its staff hiring in the UAE in tandem with the launch of its latest product range.

Just hours ahead of the widely anticipated launch of the new iPhone, the tech giant posted vacancies for  a number of positions for its retail operations in the UAE - including a selection of store and management positions  - further fuelling rumours that the company is set to open its first ever flagship store in the Middle East soon.

As shown on its official website, the Company is looking to hire for the typical positions required to run a retail store.

The vacancies, posted on September 9, stated that candidates with leadership skills, proven success in sales and aptitude for acquiring skills in technical repairs, among others, are being sought after.

Apple introduced its latest products on Wednesday, including the iPad Pro, which comes with a stylus called Apple Pencil, and its new top of the range handsets: iPhone 6S and 6s Plus.

In support of the rumours, there have been unconfirmed reports claiming that Apple is set to open a mega store in Dubai, a first in the Middle East, in October. Given that the UAE is one of the biggest markets for Apple products, this would be a logical move for the tech giant to access a significant emerging market.

According to figures released by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE, Apple's iPhone 5 was the most popular smartphone in the UAE during the fourth quarter of 2014.