Sunday, April 22, 2018

30+ Is it possible to get a Cabin Crew job with Etihad, Emirates or Qatar?



There are a lot of people out there that are wondering if Etihad, Qatar or Emirates hire people over the age of 30? I get this question a lot as well. Before i share my personal opinion on this lets check the age requirements that a couple of the Middle eastern airlines have right now. This is what they have mentioned in their job ads::::


Gulf Air:

Age: 23 - 30 years
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Oman Air:

Omani Male 18 – 35 years

Omani Female 18 – 35 years

Expatriate Female 21 – 31 years
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Kuwait Airways:

Between 20 to 32 years of age at the time of joining
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Royal Jet VIP Cabin Crew:

Between 21 years of age (min hiring age) up to 31 years of age (maximum hiring age) before reaching 31st birthday
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Air Arabia:

Must be within the age band of 21 years and 30 years.
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Saudia:


Minimum age is 20 years - Maximum age is 30 years.

(For those who have flying experience of 1 year or more with other airlines, maximum age is 35 years)
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I believe 100% that Etihad, Emirates and Qatar have a max age limit when it comes to their Cabin Crew positions. Some airlines openly advertise this and some don't.

Anyhow said this the ''oldest'' person i know that joined Qatar and she joined last year 2017, she was 33 years old.
The ''oldest'' person i know that joined Etihad was 34 years old. But that was many years ago. When it comes to Emirates, emirates is known for hiring young candidates. They are known to prefer to hire below the age of 30. The ''oldest'' person i know that joined Emirates was 2 years ago and she was 32 years old. I actually don't know 1 person that joined recently with these 3 ME airlines (Qatar, Emirates and Etihad) that were 35+.

Most of the folks been below the age of 33. I have also heard Emirates max age today is 32. But again that they prefer to hire below the age of 30. But 100% Emirates have a max age limit. But i believe Qatar and Etihad is more open to hire folks in the ages of 30-35 then what Emirates is.

Yes Emirates were more open to hire a lot of 30+ many many many years ago, 5+ years ago. But today 2018 it seems they prefer to hire folks below the age of 32.

Also as you seen with the other Middle Eastern airlines all of them do not hire folks above the age of 35.

As of today 2018 and 2017 i do not know anyone that joined Emirates being 33+. But again i believe Qatar is OK with hiring up to 33.

But said this i still think folks between the ages of 33-35 should apply and see how it goes. Who knows....

But it is really sad/disappointing that these airlines in ME have a max age limit. For example USA/EU/AUS airlines don't have a max age limit. Of course their max age limit is 65 years old. Anyhow it is really disappointing.
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If anyone out there that joined Etihad, Qatar or Emirates being above the age of 34 during the years of 2016/2017/2018 PLEASE comment below and let me know. If you rather want to pm me please do so.
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5 comments:

  1. Hello again ! So much time has passed since I discovered your blog ! It was so useful for me!
    Well...I' m 31 years old at this time and that question regard age requirements has been in my head over and over again.
    This year, beeing 31 ,I have tried 2 times at Qatar.I 've made it both time till final interview and after each time I received a negative e-email (not been selected)
    This was in January and May.
    After that I went to an open day at Emirates in June.I didn't pass the CV drop.:(((And yesterday I went again to another open day at Emirates.The same story:not beeing selected after I gave my CV.I 'm very disappointed :(((..I feel so so sad!

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    1. Hello Ana
      100% Qatar Airways hire folks 30+. I know a girl that joined Qatar last year 2017 that was 33 years old. I heard many candidates between the age of 30-33 did join Qatar, so im pretty sure it is easier to join Qatar being 30-33. Also the fact that QR selected you 2 times to the final interview means they saw potential in you. Keep trying with Qatar, im sure sooner or later you will get the job offer from Qatar!
      I know others that tried many times with Qatar until they finally got it, so keep trying with Qatar! You are 31 and still have a shot at Qatar!
      As for Emirates you have still chances here as well as you are only 31. Yes EK do prefer to hire below the age of 30, but being 31 still works. I heard a girl got the job with Emirates this year being 31, so go after Emirates as well!
      You still have chances being 31!
      I wish you the best, good luck!!!! :-)

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  2. I 'm not sure what was the problem!My age, my scars, my English .....etc.It is a enigma for me.I have a little scars:one on my arm and one on my elbow.but are very tiny! It is so frustrating to be able to reach Final Interview two times and beeing rejected afterwards. :((I showed my scars on the reach test and the recruiters let me to go to the final interview anyway
    And with Emirates ...big disappointment. ..I have traveled to another city for the open day..waiting 4 hours to give my CV and after that a big NO.

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  3. Can anyone please provide me with the date Qatar Airways will be recruiting in Morocco
    Thanks in advance

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    1. You can check the Qatar open days list here:

      http://careers.qatarairways.com/qatarairways/vacancysearch.aspx

      Good luck Camilia :-)

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