UAE looks to increase employment for young people
10 March 2012 Last updated at 01:20 GMT
Youth unemployment was one of the many causes of the Arab Spring, and while there have been no protests in the UAE, the issue is no less pressing.
One in four young Emiratis are jobless, prompting the UAE to go to extra lengths to get its people into work - and giving pay rises of as much as 45% to central government workers.
Katy Watson reports.