We currently hire Direct Entry Captains for our Airbus 380 fleet. We are looking for experienced, technically proficient, wide body commanders who aim to deliver excellence.

We offer a competitive total remuneration package, paid tax free in Dubai. You can find out more about our airline, our employee benefits and living in Dubai on our careers website.


To become one of our A380 Captains, you will need a minimum of 7000 hrs total flying time (only time in the operating seat of a turboprop and/or turbojet aircraft can be counted; not simulator time).

On top of this you will need to have:

  • Minimum of 3000 hrs command time on multi-crew, multi-engine commercial jet aircraft with MTOW of 50 tonnes or more – A valid ICAO ATPL with an unrestricted class one medical certificate
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, equivalent to ICAO English level 5 or above
  • Most recent experience to include consequetive 1500 hrs Airbus fly by wire wide-body, long-haul (A330/A340/A350/A380)
  • Flown at least 150 hrs in command on a jet meeting the mentioned criteria; within the last 12 months
  • Currently type rated as a commander on an aircraft such as A330 or larger

*Enhanced salary requirements (subject to final management approval):

If you are currently type rated on aircraft such as B777 or similar, A330 or larger, you may be entitled to an enhanced package. This is based on:

  • 7000 hours command time flying an aircraft with a MTOW of 50 tonnes or more; of which:
  • 4000 hours are on B744/B777/B787 or A330/A340/A350/A380 and;
  • 500 hours were flown in the last 12 months before joining Emirates
  • ICAO English level 6 (or equivalent)

We do not accept simulator time as part of your calculated flying hours.

Please make sure you attach these documents to your online application:

  1. CV
  2. Passport
  3. ATPL with the type-rating for the aircraft you currently fly
  4. Class 1 medical certificate with no limitations (except visual corrections)
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