Filipinos in the UAE and Around the World
With millions of documented Overseas Filipinos only in the Middle East, and thriving in communities in different parts of the world—coral-like—Bangkota celebrates a nation of hyperconnected people—hardy and traveling—thriving everywhere and anywhere in the world.
Bangkota is the story of every Filipino.
In the Labor Market Information Sheet based on Contracts Verified from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office Dubai, semi-skilled to skilled Filipino workers are the highest number and labor market demand in the UAE from 2018 to January 2021, followed by Domestic Workers.
In December 2019, at the International Launch of the Philippines’ participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai in the UAE, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez stated that a majority of the Filipinos in the UAE are skilled and involved in sectors under creative services.