Middle East (most airlines)
In the Middle East, things are slightly different, with the minimum age being 21 years old.
If you haven’t turned 21 yet, you can still apply if your 21st birthday will be within the coming 3 months (maximum). You just have to remember that if you haven’t turned 21 but pass all your interview stages, you will not be allowed to join the airline until you have officially turned 21.
Keep in mind that you can risk loosing the opportunity if you apply too early before turning 21.
If you pass the interview with companies like Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad or Fly Dubai you must join within 6 months from the date of getting your successful call/email. If, for any reason, you can’t join during the 6 month period, the job offer will likely be withdrawn and you will have to start over with the application process.
Our advice: only apply once you’ve already turned 21 or with maximum 1 or 2 months before your 21st birthday.
If you are interested in Oman Air, you have to be minimum 23 and not older than 30 years old to qualify for the cabin crew role.
To fly for Air Arabia (the low cost carrier based in Sharjah, UAE) you have to be minimum 20 and maximum 28 years of age.