Abu Dhabi National Hotels and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Author- ity have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a long-term strategic partnership to encourage young nationals to join the hospitality sector.
The collaboration is in line with TCA Abu Dhabi’s “Kibrati” pro- gramme and will further support Abu Dhabi National Hotels to develop and empower young UAE Nationals to play a greater role in the hotel industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, TCA Abu Dhabi will facilitate the enrollment of Emirati students in the Khibrati programme by coordinating the recruitment process and the relationship with colleges and universities. Subsequently, ADNH offers internship programmes developed at international standards by its hotels operated by international brands: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Hilton Abu Dhabi, Hilton Al Ain and Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. ADNH aims to retain the trainees enrolled in the programme once they completed their formal education.
The MoU was signed by Hareb Al-Muhairy, Board Member and Managing Director of ADNH and Nasser Al-Reyami, Standards Reg- ulations & Licensing Department Director, TCA Abu Dhabi. Commenting at the occasion, Hareb Al-Muhairy stated: “The development of talented UAE nation- als is a top priority for Abu Dhabi National Hotels. We are excited to partner with TCA Abu Dhabi in a programme that encourages young nationals to become part of the fascinating world of hospitality.”
“With a collection of iconic ho- tels managed by reputable hotel operators, ADNH is uniquely posi- tioned as a strategic partner in TCA Abu Dhabi’s Khibrati Programme”, said Al Muhairy. “Through our ho- tels, we have unique capabilities to provide training programmes tailored to widely acknowledged international standards to ensure our interns will become part of the hospitality world.” Nasser Al Rey- ami, TCA Abu Dhabi, added: “We are confident that the partnership with ADNH, one of the largest hotel owner and operator in UAE, will give young Emirati students a fantastic springboard into the hos-pitality sector.”