Dubai Parks and Resorts to host first UAE National Open Day as it launches roadshows to hire more than 1,000 Emiratis

  • First open day at Dubai’s Emirates Towers is one of several across the UAE between November and February 2016  
  • Roadshow is dedicated to hiring over 800 UAE nationals for its exciting Forsati programme

Dubai Parks and Resorts, developer of the regions largest integrated theme park resort, will open its doors to Emiratis across the country in its first UAE National Open Day this week as part of a series of roadshows across the UAE as it looks to empower and grow a new generation of talent for the theme park industry.

The open days, the first of which will take place on November 28 at Emirates Towers Godolphin Ballroom in Dubai, are designed to identify Emirati candidates for the exciting Forsati programme. Forsati, launched in September, 2015, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts extensive Emiratisation programme, which is set to hire more than 1,000 UAE nationals in the next 12 months to compliment the Dubai Plan 2021 and the 7-Year National Agenda to promote Emiratisation and empower national talent.

Forsati, which means my ‘opportunity’ in Arabic, will comprise a development programme for UAE nationals of high school education or below and provide a total of 6 months training to over 800 Emiratis. The open day is one of several, which will take place between November and February 2016 across the UAE as Dubai Parks and Resorts looks to grow its workforce. The company has so far hired 30 Emiratis for its Helmi programme, which will see the first ten graduates receive a full scholarship to the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA.

Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “Dubai Parks and Resorts’ is committed to empowering Emirati talent at all levels of our business as it looks to grow the theme park industry in the region. Our innovative Forsati programme is designed to provide intensive and practical training to high school graduates and below. We look forward to meeting potential new Dubai Parks and Resorts employees at our first open day and later across the rest of the UAE.”

Dubai Parks and Resorts will feature motiongate™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Dubai and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. Committed to bringing together the best of the East and West, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first ever theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. 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.

Those who are interested in applying for a job at Dubai Parks and Resorts can contact the recruitment team at: careers@dp-r.com or visit the dedicated careers website: http://careers.dubaiparksandresorts.com/emiratisation/

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Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: motiongate™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Bollywood movie experience. In addition LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children 2-12 will also open on the site.

The destination will also host the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed hotel which will be managed by the Marriott Group, and Riverland™ Dubai, a centrally located district of 220,000 square feet of leasable retail, dining and entertainment space connecting the three theme parks, water park and hotel.

Set to open in October 2016, the large-scale AED 10.5 billion project is spread across 25 million square feet of land strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road close to the Palm Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.

For further information please contact:

Sameh Hamtini / Sarah Jackson
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
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