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.

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.