UAE firms difficult to find skilled professionals with local experience in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Especially construction sectors is facing skills shortage as the professionals with a degree in architecture, civil engineering and a post-graduate degree in finance, international business and real estate are difficult to find. As well as it is bit difficult to find the right candidate for middle management roles. Meanwhile, the companies facing skill shortage are being offered with counter offers to retain top talent. UAE companies are stills struggling to find skilled professionals for the roles such as development director, project director, director of planning and strategy and cost control professionals.