Dubai theme park firm to create over 1,000 jobs for Emiratis

Dubai Parks and Resorts announces launch of three initiatives to hand one third of its total jobs to locals
Dubai theme park firm to create over 1,000 jobs for Emiratis
Bollywood Park is one of the major components of Dubai Parks and Resorts plans.
By Staff writer
Mon 31 Aug 2015 02:41 PM

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the company building three theme parks in the emirate, has launched a major Emiratisation programme to target more than 1,000 UAE Nationals by dedicating more than one third of its jobs to Emiratis.

In line with Dubai Plan 2021 and the 7-Year National Agenda, the programme will seek to empower and grow a new generation of talent for the theme park industry. 

The programme includes three divisions - Forsati, Sahim, and Helmi - which offer Emiratis of all career levels – from new graduates to future leaders – a range of job opportunities. 

Each programme division will empower participants to become well-trained professionals, who will play a central role in driving the the operations of the company’s three theme parks in Dubai that are set to open in October 2016, the company said in a statement. 

Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “Through the launch of this Emiratisation programme we aim to build a significant talent pool of Emirati professionals in theme park operations.”

He added: “We are setting a new milestone in Dubai’s leisure and entertainment industry through our ground breaking theme parks. However, we believe that alongside our investment in building a robust leisure industry infrastructure, it is equally important to inspire a new generation of Emirati talent to drive its operations. This is key to the long-term sustainability of the theme park industry in the UAE.”

Dubai Parks and Resorts is developing the Middle East’s largest multi-themed, integrated family entertainment destination.

The resort will feature the region’s first LEGOLAND, along with a LEGOLAND Water Park, as well as motiongate Dubai, and Bollywood Parks Dubai.

The entire destination will be connected by Riverland Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway and guests can stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families.

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