Al-Habtoor Group holds Emirati recruitment open day

Founding Chairman of the Group Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor
Updated 01 October 2019

Al-Habtoor Group holds Emirati recruitment open day

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) is holding an open day for the recruitment of Emiratis on Oct. 3. AHG is looking to fill more than 200 vacancies with Emirati candidates, ranging from top C-suite to entry-level positions across group divisions — hospitality, real estate, automotive, vehicle leasing, education and the head office.

The event will be held at the Hilton Dubai Al-Habtoor City at the Al-Joud ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE), and with Dubai College of Tourism, and Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT).

In line with the “Letter of the New Season” of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to boost Emiratization across the UAE, AHG has actively boosted the hiring of Emiratis in recent weeks, providing the new recruits with necessary on-the-job training and guidance to enhance their skills and help them blend into the work environment at AHG.

Founding Chairman of the Group Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor said: “We want to encourage more Emiratis to work in the private sector and are committed to sharing with them our experiences and knowledge. They are the future of the UAE. The private sector will provide them with great exposure and learning opportunities, and I am counting on them to work hard, hand in hand with their colleagues, and to learn and excel in their chosen fields.”

He added: “I have instructed the teams across the group to ensure that Emiratis joining our Al-Habtoor Group family are provided with all the support they need to succeed and grow within our companies. Our Emiratization strategy will provide nationals with learning, development and an encouraging work culture to help them reach their potential.”

Mohammed Al-Habtoor, vice chairman and CEO of AHG, said: “We are committed to increasing Emiratization across the different units of the group, and have already welcomed the first batch of new Emirati recruits in the past weeks. I encourage nationals to come to the open day, as the available opportunities are for all levels of education and experience.”

At the recruitment event, nationals interested in joining AHG will be aided in filling up application forms and guided to the relevant AHG units, according to their areas of professional interest. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted to shortlist the best candidates for the positions available.


MBRSC & Nat Geo air film on UAE astronauts

Updated 27 May 2020

MBRSC & Nat Geo air film on UAE astronauts

National Geographic, in partnership with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), has aired a new film documenting the UAE’s extraordinary journey into space. The 22-minute eye-gripping documentary, the second in a four-part film series, premiered on May 25 on National Geographic and National Geographic Abu Dhabi.

Capturing the journey of UAE Astronauts Hazzaa Al-Mansoori and Sultan Al-Neyadi, the documentary highlights their dreams and aspirations, which inspired them to follow their ambitions to become astronauts. The film also highlights the hundreds of hours of mental and physical training that enabled them to successfully complete the UAE’s historic mission to reach the International Space Station (ISS).

Celebrating the first Emirati astronaut mission, the National Geographic film depicts Al-Mansoori’s experience of arriving at the ISS and sheds light on his emotional journey back to Earth.

Showcasing how the dreams of a young boy growing up in a small desert town in Liwa turned to reality, the documentary narrates the personal story of Al-Mansoori, who achieved his long-cherished goal of space travel, with sheer grit and determination.

“I have grown up with this dream of reaching the stars and I believe that everyone should look outside at night and dream about space. 

HIGHLIGHT

The documentary charts the journey of UAE Astronauts Hazzaa Al-Mansoori and Sultan Al-Neyadi as they prepare for their iconic mission, fine-tuning their bodies mentally and physically and learning to adapt to microgravity in space.

“The night before the launch, I was really busy and could not sleep as I was really excited that I was going to space. Reaching the ISS was the proudest moment of my life and I am extremely proud that I accomplished the mission,” said Al-Mansoori.

Moreover, the film gives unique insights into how the UAE astronaut Al-Neyadi’s experience and special expertise in dealing with cutting-edge technology at the UAE military prepared him toward solving some of the most challenging and complex problems related to space.

“Space is really tough on humans and so I had to undergo a lot of physical training exercises, strengthening my muscles and being well equipped to handle everything as a backup flight crew. The specialized training really helped me in adapting myself to all kinds of environments expected in space,” said Al-Neyadi.

In a riveting and compelling style, the documentary charts the journey of Al-Mansoori and Al-Neyadi as they prepare for their iconic mission, fine-tuning their bodies mentally and physically and learning to adapt to microgravity in space. The film also depicts how the Emirati astronauts trained for emergencies that could potentially endanger their lives and the safety of their mission in space.