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About us

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was established in 1996 and is in charge of every aspect of aviation within the UAE. From aircraft maintenance to air traffic control to the number of passengers inside an airport; they decide how all the different aspects are achieved. Over the past few years the GCAA has showcased to the world how successful they are as an organization, including this year when their hard work was rewarded with being ranked number 1 in the world for compliance with global safety standards. An accolade that reflects the hard work of all those involved in the industry in the UAE.
HE Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi
Director General

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return" Leonardo da Vinci

Air travel is statistically the safest way to travel; it unites countries, people and enhances global business development.   It is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and everyone working within the industry has a vision towards a fabulous future.

International Travel

Whether you become a pilot, an engineer, or a designer, international travel will be part of your job. International conferences are held around the globe that you will need to attend, as are training courses that will be applicable to all aviation job sectors. Aircrew takes passengers all over the world, travelling to all different countries and continents throughout their career.

Cutting Edge Technology

The aviation industry is developing every single day to maintain safety standards, efficiency and environmentally friendly methods of transportation.  The next few decades are not only going to be exciting but also are going to revolutionize the industry.  Air travel is poised to not only be a travel solution but also to provide an overall luxury, fast and fascinating experience.

Taking care of the regions’ skies
If you want to be part of something special then joining the GCAA is a fantastic opportunity. With a diverse range of careers available there are great possibilities for passionate and talented individuals.

The UAE began its aviation journey in 1932 when the first airport opened in Sharjah. Al Mahatta Airport quickly became a link between the West and the East and flights quickly began to arrive on a weekly basis as the airport and its facilities began to grow in popularity.


The UAE however has come a long way over the past 80 years and now boasts 7 international airports; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Maktoum airport in Dubai. They remain dedicated to making the UAE the most successful region in the world for aviation and continue to strive forward in order to achieve this.


A Career As Air Crew

A Career As Air Crew



Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control





All 4 airlines offer Emiratisation programs that greatly benefit UAE nationals that have a passion for aviation. Whether it is through sponsorship, training or incentives, if you have a vision to excel and become part of the future of aviation in the UAE then they will be able to guide you to your chosen career.






Summer Training

01 Aug 2015

Emiratization initiatives in the aviation sectorUnder the umbrella of implementing the Emiratization plan of the civil aviation sector for 2015, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) received a ...


20 Oct 2014

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, under the guidance of H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General, has organised a special event to mark the contribution and dedication of ...

The Ministry of Education, General Civil Aviation Authority and Airbus Middle East Launch “Little Engineer”

24 Sep 2014

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  The Ministry of Education, General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Airbus Middle East have joined forces to roll out a three day robotics workshops,  set to run in parallel t ...

GCAA’s Emiratisation Program Scores New Successes

01 Sep 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE: UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) celebrated recently the graduation of new two Emirati air traffic controllers who qualified to undertake their new job as air traffic contro ...



CV Writing Tips

In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci, aged 30 wrote what is believed to have been the first CV ever written.  He wrote a letter containing a list of all his capabilities and skills and sent it to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan asking for a job.  His CV was many pages in length and was a poetic, highly structured essay that he believed was the best way to showcase his many talents.

Today we have a much clearer idea of what exactly employers are looking for when reviewing potential applicants for new jobs or further education.  At times a CV is wholly responsible for whether or not the individual moves forward and gets a new job.  It is therefore important to get CV writing correct first time.
What to include:

Include basic information, i.e. name, address, contact details and date of birth.
Produce a chronological list, with most recent accolades listed first, detailing all relative achievements.

Make a chronological list of all types of employment, either paid or unpaid, list most recent employment first. Under each section of experience, concisely explain the job done, the job title and produce a bullet point list of the role and responsibilities.

Include a few facts about enjoyment had outside of the workplace i.e. sports and hobbies.
Include any IT proficiencies and any skills relevant to the position being applied for.

Encourage any previous employers/ teachers to provide either a character reference or work reference. This provides confirmation that what has been stated in the CV is correct.

Interview Knowledge

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”  Albert Einstein

  • Interviews can be a daunting process; where you have a very short space of time to showcase all of your talents and skills.
  • Preparation is the key, make sure that all possible research has been gathered and go to the interview with the most possible knowledge you can.
  • Fully understand the position you are applying for, what the expectations would be and how much responsibility you will have.
  • Research the history of the company, try to understand their strengths and weaknesses and be prepared to answer questions on their visions for the future.
  • Dress the part; look smart, professional and neat.  A good appearance is vital to being offered a job.
  • Try and stay calm, you must aim to be self-assured, but not appear arrogant.

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