Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality & leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, hosted a UAE Career Fair to showcase the job opportunities within the Group for UAE Nationals at The Palace – The Old Town in Downtown Dubai.

Dubai Marina Yacht Club
Dubai Marina Yacht Club

The event which follow the dictates of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Rule of Dubai, to invest in the training and qualifying of Emirati human capital was attended by more than 160 aspiring candidates across the entire spectrum of various industries. They were briefed on various job opportunities and provided an overview of Emaar Hospitality Group, its various hotels and operational philosophy.

The Career Fair was a follow up to the DTCM Career Fair that was held in March 2010 in which Emaar Hospitality had partnered with DTCM to showcase the company and this provided Emaar Hospitality Group with the right platform to build its database of professionals keen on exploring opportunities within the Group.

The Career Fair featured two segments; in the first, Hamad Eghdani, Senior Government Relations and Emiratisation Manager at Emaar Hospitality Group, discussed upcoming career opportunities and presented an overview of the company at large. In the second session, various department heads of Emaar Hospitality Group were available to meet and discuss the various opportunities within their department with explanations on job roles thus assisting aspiring candidates to make an informed choice should they choose to join that department.

Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group and Emaar Hotels & Resorts said: “Emaar Hospitality Group has been one of the key drivers in creating new jobs in the region, in the past two years with the opening of several new properties. The UAE Career Fair highlights our commitment to further empower the skilled UAE hospitality workforce and offer them promising job opportunities with the Group’s varied hotel and leisure portfolio.”

He added: “By providing the candidates with a comprehensive overview of the bouquet of properties we manage, we will help them make an informed decision to join one of the fast growing companies in the United Arab Emirates.”

The career fair was supported by Emirates Academy and representatives of DTCM & TANMIA. Several candidates were shortlisted, who will be recruited into suitable roles and will join their properties after a four-week foundation course in hospitality which will be conducted at Emirates Academy.

Emaar Hospitality Group’s portfolio includes five hotels including The Address Downtown Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall, The Address Dubai Marina, The Address Montgomerie Dubai and The Palace – The Old Town. Also in the Group roster are the Al Manzil and Qamardeen hotels in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Nuran Serviced Residences and Hayya! Health Clubs.