Here's What It Takes to Become a Flight Attendant With Emirates

Emirates is currently hiring flight attendants.
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If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to land a job as cabin crew onboard one of the world’s best airlines, here's your chance to find out.

Emirates is currently hiring for a variety of positions, including cabin crew members who will be based in Dubai. To be considered, applicants need to be at least 21 years old, have a high school education, be fluent in English, and have at least one year of experience in either customer service or hospitality. They should also be able to easily adapt to new cultures

There are physical requirements, including a minimum height of 160 centimeters, or about 5'2", and a minimum arm reach of 212 centimeters, or about 6.9 feet, standing on tip toes, to ensure they can reach the emergency equipment onboard Emirates’ planes.

No visible tattoos are allowed when wearing the airline’s uniform, and there are also specific dress and appearance specifications when submitting an online photo.

For women, this includes either business attire with a “closed fitted jacket,” knee length skirts, nude stockings, and closed toe heels, or “smart casual wear” like jeans and a plain t-shirt with closed toe heels. Women also need to have their hair tied neatly back and full make-up (but no lip gloss). Men can either wear business attire with a closed jacket, shirt, and tie or go casual with jeans, a plain t-shirt, and closed shoes. Men are also expected to be clean-shaven and have short hair styled with minimal products.

An aircrew student with Emirates Airline applies lip liner during a make-up training session.
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Emirates is hosting assessment days this June in different cities. Applicants must be in good physical shape for the role: The airline conducts two pre-employment medical tests, first in the applicant's home country and then in Dubai before they’re hired.

The monthly salary averages around $2,600. Benefits include 30 days of vacation, free accommodation in Dubai, free uniform dry cleaning, free transportation to and from work, and getting the chance to travel the world.

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