Posted by Bob Brunskill
The UAE will create 120,000 new hospitality jobs by 2011, an industry trade show has predicted.
Frederique Maurell, director of the Hotel Show, claimed that with 244 hotels containing 55,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline in the UAE, the sector is set to generate a wide range of career opportunities for UAE nationals and expatriates alike.
"The industry average for employees required to run a hotel vary greatly from less than one to more than three staff per hotel room, therefore with 244 hotels due to come online, 120,000 is perhaps a conservative estimate," he added.
One of the major partners in the Hotel Show 2011, which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 17th-19th, is the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), which will be exhibiting throughout the show.
According to Mr Maurell, the academy will showcase its range of hospitality management courses to human resource directors, training managers and other industry professionals.
The EAHM, which is part of the Jumeirah Group, is an institution of higher education in the Middle East that offers internationally accredited and industry recognised degree-level courses focusing on hospitality education.