IMG WORLDS OF ADVENTURE KICK-STARTS EMIRATIZATION PROGRAMME WITH CAREER DAY

IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park - opening its doors on Monday 15th August 2016, is proud to announce the introduction of its Emirati recruitment programme, which launched yesterday at a Career Day that was held at the Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai. The Emirati company showcased the types of roles that will be available for Emiratis and introduced opportunities at IMG Worlds of Adventure to this important recruitment audience welcoming over 450 potential candidates to the event over the course of the day.

Wholly owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group), IMG Worlds of Adventure is set to help boost jobs for UAE Nationals in the tourism and leisure sectors in Dubai, offering roles from high school graduates to professionals across sales, operations, guest services, entertainment, legal, marketing, finance, retail, F&B, HR and IT.

IMG Worlds of Adventure is the vision of entrepreneurial Emirati owners Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari, whose wealth of experience in business and passion for the leisure industry has brought this landmark theme park to life. The owners will be instrumental in helping drive tourism in the leisure and entertainment industry in Dubai by being the first to come to market with a unique concept that will deliver this epic destination to residents and also attract more tourists to the Emirate.

Mr. Ilyas Galadari and Mr. Mustafa Galadari, Executive Co-Chairmen of the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, said, “We are very proud to announce our Emiratization programme and our ambition is for IMG Worlds of Adventure to contribute significantly to the vision of attracting more UAE Nationals into the tourism industry in Dubai. As the first international leisure and entertainment destination in Dubai, we have a responsibility to ensure that Emiratis are offered the types of leadership roles that will help foster talent in this sector. It is crucial that companies operating in the tourism and leisure sector in Dubai support the ambition of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s vision to have a 15% uplift of Emiratis working in the tourism industry by 2020.”

IMG Worlds of Adventure will be the first multi-themed destination to open in the region, and will set Dubai on the map as an international family entertainment hot spot. As the pioneer in this new sector, IMG Worlds of Adventure will pave the way for the leisure and tourism industry in the UAE, supporting the vision of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to triple the annual contribution made by tourism to the city’s economy by 2020.

The IMG Group is committed to their goal of inspiring future leaders, investing in the community and giving back to the Dubai tourism sector. The new Emirati programme has the intention to attract Emiratis for specific roles in both front of house and strategic positions, adding a much needed local element to this huge tourist attraction which is expected to see 4.5 million visitors through its doors in the opening year.

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