Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is participating this year’s Careers UAE which opened today and will continue until April 11 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Dubai Tourism stand at Careers UAE is located in Hall 6, and also in Hall 8 within the Government of Dubai Pavilion at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

“Dubai Tourism is keen to participate in Careers UAE, as it is an ideal platform for us to seek and encourage young UAE nationals to take up exciting positions in the tourism industry, and play a crucial role in achieving our tourism vision. We believe that our youth have the potential to make a significant contribution to our organisation, and this exhibition provides us a valuable opportunity to connect with promising local talent and explain to them the various roles and responsibilities they can shoulder as future tourism leaders. Our participation comes within the framework of our Emiratisation strategy to support the overall development programme in the emirate based on the directives of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai,” said Ahmad Khalifa Al Falasi, CEO, Corporate Services & Investment, Dubai Tourism.

Mr. Al Falasi pointed out the importance of explaining to young UAE nationals the role played by Dubai Tourism in promoting Dubai and its initiatives like Expo 2020, which would pave the way for qualified UAE youth to help realise Dubai’s Tourism Vision of attracting 20 million visitors by 2020.

The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), established under Dubai Tourism,  will also have a stand in Careers UAE to highlight key Emiratisation initiatives including ‘Medyaf’, that aims to attract and train UAE nationals for a future career in the tourism industry, the Emirati Tourist Guide programme, and the initiative of Dubai Summer Surprises, the summer extravaganza run by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai Tourism, to recruit young UAE nationals as volunteers during DSS 2017. The DCT stand will feature 15 partners of Dubai Tourism representing various sectors including retail, hospitality and entertainment.