Dubai, UAE – 29 April 2013
On Monday 22nd April 2013, JA Resorts & Hotels held a special celebration at its flagship property, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort to mark the ten year anniversary of the JA Emiratisation department.
Going back ten years, very few Nationals were employed in Dubai hotels. In response DTCM created the Emiratisation Task Force for Tourism and JA Resorts & Hotels were one of the three founding members. JA Resorts & Hotels in turn also pioneered a dedicated department in order to develop sustainable, long-term employment of nationals within the company’s growing portfolio.
David Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of JA Resorts & Hotels recalled the start of the Emiratisation department. He said “When we introduced our Emiratisation Department back in 2003 we were one of the first hoteliers to do so. Now it’s an industry standard and we’re proud of all the talented UAE Nationals within our properties. We now must ensure we continue to expand our team of professional hoteliers, something which we are very excited about”.
The event was a celebration of success, yet also a time to take stock and thank those who have contributed over the years. Special trophies were presented to representatives from DTCM, TANMIA and ENDP, as well as special thanks to owning company, Dutco Group who have always been a solid support in the growth or Emiratisation at JA Resorts & Hotels. Also numerous associates from across the group of properties were lauded for their ongoing effort in assisting the JA Emiratisation department, a shining example of internal recognition within a company.
A special video, created especially for the celebration was also showcased at the event. The video featured nationals and managers from JA Resorts & Hotels. The video took viewers through the 10 year history of the JA Emiratisation department and highlighted key accomplishments and milestones. The video will be used as a tool of the Emiratisation Department to recruit nationals going forward.
Ghanim Almarri, Director of Emiratisation at JA Resorts & Hotels agreed stating, “Today, JA Resorts & Hotels is an industry leader and our approach to Emiratisation is highly regarded as a ‘best practice’ example. Our vision is to be the premier hotel employer for UAE Nationals, by making the hospitality industry a career of choice”.