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Currently not in UAE, but want to move there and apply for MBB firms. Anyone here has successfully done so? Any tips

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Heavy focus on public sector work for most firms, also one of the toughest regions in terms of WLB. Also I recommend applying to OW and S& as well since they are on the same level as MBB in the region.

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Really important to demonstrate interest/ties to the region, especially if you’re not from around here. Most typically this means learning Arabic, but could also be some other time investment / professional experience / extracurricular interest. And definitely develop a convincing answer for “why UAE/ME” Other than that the recruitment and interview process is the same

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Bain and BCG are recruiting heavily in the area. Had a few recruiters reach out.

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