Jumeirah Group announces incentive for Emiratis to join the hospitality sector

50% scholarships at NAJAH education fair

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Jumeirah Group’s Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) puts the spotlight on career opportunities in the region’s booming hospitality industry.

As part of its efforts to attract Emiratis to the hospitality sector, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is now offering 50% scholarships at NAJAH, which will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 31 October to 2 November, under the patronage of HE Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

The academy, UAE’s leading hospitality management company, is an integral part of the Jumeirah Group, which is ranked among the Top 10 hotel management schools globally.

Young Emiratis who have entered the hospitality industry are excited about the growth potential and career prospects for graduates of the academy. Elham Bolooki, a graduate of EAHM who currently works as an operations manager across a range of Jumeirah Properties, has been identified by the Jumeirah Group as an Emirati Future Leader.

“Far more fulfilling than other jobs”

Elham said: “I walked into the Academy by chance and never looked back. After a week of classes, I realised that there was nothing else I wanted to do. I was hooked when I understood that we are here to create experiences which, to me, is far more fulfilling than other jobs. The Academy really has helped me grow.”

Jumeirah Group

The UAE hospitality market is expected to reach USD 7.6 billion by 2022 and the hotel supply is expected to grow, according to the latest Alpen Capital report on the GCC Hospitality Industry.

EAHM offers BBA and MBA degree programmes in International Hospitality Management in academic association with École hôtelière de Lausanne, the renowned hospitality management school. The academy is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education, the Institute of Hospitality UK, and International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education, Australasia.

“Hospitality is one sector that can generate jobs on a large scale”

Dr Scott Richardson, executive dean of EAHM, added: “We fully support the UAE government’s drive to create jobs for Emiratis. We feel hospitality is one sector that can generate jobs on a large scale and we believe Emiratis have the ability and competence to excel in this field. As the UAE’s hospitality sector is set to record the highest growth rate among all GCC countries, we are encouraging more Emiratis to pursue careers in the hospitality sector.”

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