How to find french people in the UAE or any specific country, industry or company using Linkedin search

How to find french people in the UAE or any specific country, industry or company using Linkedin search

In business, finding people who went to the same school as you is not only a great ice breaker but a chance to turn a new contact into a new business or career opportunity so here is a small guide for french people to find french people and narrow down results to specific countries, industries, companies of interest.

When you are an expat or planning a trip abroad, it helps finding people like you

When you are an expat, finding other expats with the same nationality as you, is a fantastic way to create new relationships and new opportunities on both sides.

When you are an expat in the United Arab Emirates, where 90% of the population are expats, using Linkedin effectively to find decision-makers or professionals with the relevant nationality is a great advantage and time saver.

At Extra Mile, we know Linkedin (our founder worked there) and we have been helping businesses in the UAE with their business development and marketing goals for a few years now.

So we have created Linkedin searches compiling all top universities, business schools and engineering schools in each country. Some searches include up to 400 schools in one country.

Top 3 reasons why finding people by nationality is an advantage

  1. Networking with people of the same nationality.
  1. When selling services or products based on nationality. For example, Air France might want to target French people and UK Financial Advisors might want to target British expats
  1. Finding contacts within prospects who are the same nationality as you or one of your colleagues to increase the likelihood for them to respond or meet with you

Find all 6.4 million French professionals on Linkedin in the world and filter to the United Arab Emirates or any other countries.


Click the link to see search results on with all people who graduated from top schools and universities in France

Use filters on Linkedin for free to narrow down results to your targeted audience


Filter to people based in your country or your target territory

All filters→ Industry

Filter to people working in your industry or your target industry

All filters→ Company or Past Company

Filter to people working or having worked in a specific company

All filters→ Job title

Filter to people having relevant job titles

For example: (Head OR Director) AND Marketing will only show people with “director” and “marketing” or “head” and “marketing” in the results

Connections = 2nd

Filter to people being in your 2nd degree network.

…this means you have at least one mutual connection with all of them.

…this means you can identify paths for introductions or referrals

If you are in sales or marketing, this is gold. đź’°

If you use Sales Navigator, these searches can be saved as alerts to be updated regularly on new french people arriving in the UAE, a specific industry, specific roles, etc.

We also provide search results URLs for Linkedin Sales Navigator on top of Linkedin for all countries listed below.

Canada 🇨🇦 Egypt 🇪🇬 France 🇫🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 India 🇮🇳 Ireland 🇮🇪 Lebanon 🇱🇧 Philippines 🇵🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭 UAE 🇦🇪 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 United States 🇺🇸

…Working on the rest…

Hope it helps




1. You cannot search people by nationality on Linkedin but if you search by schools of a specific country, the big majority of people in the results will have the nationality of the country. 2. If the country has a big attraction power towards foreign students or has world-class MBA or executive programs attracting executives or students from around the world, the results might be slightly diluted but you can remove those international schools manually if you want and still have great value from the results 3. At ExtraMile, we are against any form of discrimination, and our tactics are meant for networking and business not to recruit in a discriminatory way. Please use our Linkedin superpowers responsibly!