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Jumeirah Group to Hire Hundreds Beginning This Week

Dubai : 06 January 2011

The firm is set to source out and hire hundreds of workers through a January 8 recruitment drive.

Jumeirah Group currently operates a collection of Dubai luxury-scale hotels and is set to begin a massive recruiting drive. This hiring spree is needed to fill positions at a new five-star rated Palm Island hotel.

The hotel, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, is set to open in January and the firm is hiring staff for a variety of hotel operations. A spokesperson from Jumeirah Group told Trade Arabia that the property needs 1,100 jobs in Dubai to be filled.

Employees covering various services in the hotel are to be hired, including the front office, engineering and technical staff, as well as food and beverage kitchen and service, housekeeping staff and spa operations.

Local print media has reported that an open day of recruitment will be held at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel on Saturday, January 8th running from 10am until 4pm.

In December Zabeel Properties awarded the property management to Jumeirah Group. Zabeel Properties is under the wing of Zabeel Investments.

This new property boasts 405 rooms as well as 38 luxurious villas. Inspiration was garnered from the opulence of the Ottoman Empire at its height and Turkish art, beautiful murals and frescoes can be seen on the property. The focal point of this hotel is a spa under the operation of Talise, an in-house subsidiary, and offering 42 rooms. This is rumoured to be the biggest spa in this region, totaling a massive 8,000 square metres.

Marketing for room bookings in the beachside property is under way and the website is quoting initial prices starting from Dh 1,500 and more per night.

Another Ritz-Carlton hotel is set to open this month, the second in the emirate, located at the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Those in the industry feel that the growing hospitality sector in the UAE is ripe to create profitable career opportunities for both nationals and expats in the region.

Around 120,000 new positions will become available in 2011 as 244 hotels offering 55,000 rooms are set to open.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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