turned_down, on 11 May 2011 - 04:40 AM, said:
Wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge of UAE Work Visa Policy for Shias (Pakistani shias in particular). I recently was offered a job in Dubai but when filled a "Security Clearance" Form, i put in Shia under sect and was turned down. Has this happened to anybody else???
UAE may be different to even more authoritarian states in the region, but the experience of family members working in the latter countries is that those who worked there for the longest, with least hassle, were the ones who were best able to hide their Shia identity, whether because of their names; their ability to pray the wrong way or even because they had the temperament not to give into temptation and sound off.
Given the changes taking place, I guess applying to the UAE would now require playing to the same rules. Though knowing a little about the place, I think your chances with career prospects would be improved if you listed your religion in any future application as Hindu.