5 government, 25 large, and 50 small to medium companies have made the cut…

The weather, the leadership and the amazing job opportunities are just a handful of reasons we love the UAE. And if you’re looking to make the move to the UAE, or switch jobs when you already live here, then take note of the best places to work in the UAE for 2023. The global research, training and consultancy firm Great Place to Work has recently recognised the best places to work in the UAE, listing five governmental, 25 large and 50 small and medium organisations for its 2023 list, which takes into account over 60 countries.

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Many of the best workplaces listed will be familiar to Dubai residents, such as the Hilton group, Babyshop, THE One, Aura Skypool Dubai, Saudi German Hospitals, Jumeirah Group, Centre Point, The Giving Movement and many more.

The top five governmental workplaces in the UAE have been listed as Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, Sharjah Electricity Water and Gas Authority, Government of Sharjah – Department of eGov, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority.

As per Great Place To Work, the companies recognised have ‘worked diligently to form connections and transform cultures and ensure employee well-being goes hand in hand with economic growth.’ Great Place to Work has highlighted that in a post-pandemic society, leaders have worked very hard and creatively to maintain employee well-being and continue growing connections with their employees.


Any Middle Eastern company with 10 or more employees that falls within the industries on the list is eligible to participate. Any company on the list was chosen primarily based on their employees’ responses to the Great Place to Work Trust Index, a Great Place to Work employee survey.

Here is the full list of companies:

Top 5 government workplaces

  1. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
  2. Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority
  3. Sharjah Electricity Water and Gas Authority
  4. Government of Sharjah – Department of eGov
  5. Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority

Top 25 ‘large’ workplaces

  1. McDonald’s by EFC
  2. Leminar Group
  3. Al Dabbagh Group
  4. Centrepoint
  5. Chalhoub Group
  6. Hilton
  7. DHL Express
  8. Shoemart
  9. Ajmal Perfumes Group
  10. FIVE Hotels
  11. Schneider Electric
  12. Babyshop
  13. Saudi German Hospitals
  14. Max
  15. Talabat
  16. Massar Solutions
  17. Arada
  18. Aldar Properties
  19. Deloitte
  20. Jumeirah Group
  21. Teleperformance UAE
  22. Apparel Group
  23. Al Khayyat Investments
  24. G Forty Two General Trading
  25. Aldar Hospitalities

Top 50 ‘small and medium’ workplaces

  1. THE One
  2. Century Financial
  3. Pizza Express
  4. Shift Electronics
  5. Accuracy
  6. Metropolitan Group
  7. Cisco UAE
  8. Maersk UAE
  9. Biogen
  10. Cogent Solutions Event Management
  11. Majid Al Futtaim Hospitality Services
  12. Oxford System Integration
  14. SEO Sherpa
  15. Refill Roastery
  16. PepsiCo
  17. Eaton Business School
  18. Aura Skypool Dubai
  19. Emax
  20. LLH Hospital & Medical Centers
  21. Medtronic
  22. Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island
  23. Howden Guardian Insurance Brokers
  24. Bacardi Ltd
  25. Burjeel Farha & Burjeel Royal Hospital Al Ain
  26. HSA Group UAE
  28. Beaconsmind MENA Data LLC
  29. Charterhouse
  30. Event Lab FZ LLC
  31. Robert Half International Inc
  32. The Giving Movement
  33. Goldfish Sushi and Yakitori
  35. Servier
  36. Lifecare Hospitals
  37. Spacewell Interiors
  38. Raise Fitness & Wellness
  40. Burjeel Medical City & Burjeel Darak
  41. Medeor Hospital
  42. Unifonic FZE
  43. GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd.
  45. Mood Rooftop Lounge
  47. Tajmeel Medical & Dental Centers
  48. Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain
  49. Burjeel Holdings
  50. Deriv DMCC

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