Emirates stopped recruiting Singapore men for quite a while now. The Singaporean male crew I know there are ex-FAs who went through the experienced FA recruitment process.
From what I understood, basically the specification of the type of male crew they were looking for here wasn't met. Hopefully when you turn 21, they'll recruit men again, I suggest you get some customer service or front line or F & B experience first.
Emirates uses the behavioural interview technique and behavioral profiling to see what personality you really are. Selection is very stringent and recruitment officers do not have the final say, because after the process, the file is based 3-5 levels up for review before you get approval.
It is one of the better airlines to work in the Middle East. Most of the guys nowadays are recruited from Malta, India, Lebanese, European and Australian.
The interview process is one of the most challenging so far - Usually 300 odd may come and usually 5-10 are selected in the end. That is how selective they are.
Also you need to remember the passenger profile - Initially, you'll be a Flight Stewardess Gr 2 - all your passengers may be returning workers/labourers in Economy - So some may have difficulty speaking English. Some may have never been on a plane and don't know how to use the lavatory - I am not kidding. Some may yell "CHICKEN CHICKEN" when you just serving others - Why? Because they don't know!
For those of you who miss family a lot and basically have a boyfriend, please do inform them whether you are going to do this - Even the local reps here during the briefing sessions warn girls to make sure they inform their boyfriends - Simple reason - some guys propose or the girls cannot live without their sweethearts, get lonely, get sad, and resign.
It is a enriching experience. Most girls will not be successful in the process of interviews - They select the best and they look people who are genuinely warm and friendly (or at least appear to be) LOL, culturally sensitive (yes, you may get sub continent flights and you'll go ARRRGGHHHHHH or Middle eastern turnarounds can be challenging)
Dubai relies a lot of foreign manpower so you can find lots of Indians, Filipinos as well. The filipino crew are good to work with I find because of their natural patience and hospitality. Australian/British crew always make me chuckle because they know how to have fun!
Questions posed are very situational based during the final round or experienced "Tell me a time...." Recruitment officers hover in two - one chats, another observes and notes down details.
Anyhow, it's a good experience. You end up saving quite a far bit
Ooops - forgot the main thing - Senior Flight Stewardess (i.e. those who serve Biz class) and pursers get fancier apartments whereas normal flight stewardess share, but it's comfortable.
I think I've shared enough on these forums. I hope the information shared is useful to anyone contemplating. Do some research before you go, it always helps and don't be surprised during the interview a recruitment officer may ask "What do you know about Dubai and adapting there" and you go "Oh, it's in the middle east and it's hot" - LOL, Back to my work!