UAE-based JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Emirati national, Ali Al Qassim, to the role of Group Director of Security for the hospitality group. JA Resorts & Hotels takes great pride in nurturing and growing its local talent through its strong Emiratisation program and has implemented a fast track recruitment process to source, select and recruit outstanding UAE National candidates.
Prior to joining JA Resorts & Hotels in 2005, Mr. Al Qassim worked in the military as an intelligence officer for 11 years, before leaving to start his own business. He joined JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort as a Management Trainee in the resort’s security department and his risen through the ranks to his current role as Group Director of Security.
With programs such as the “UAE National Associates Six Monthly Engagement Focus Group” that measures UAE National associate engagement levels and identifies high growth potential amongst the team, JA Resorts & Hotels displays a strong agenda for the development of their Emirati talent. JA also provides opportunities for its UAE National associates to join and participate in professional hospitality industry associations such as “The Union Internationale des Concierges ďHôtels”, “Les Clefs d’ Or UAE.”, “AICR Côte ďAzur UAE”, “The Emirates Culinary Guild” etc. The hospitality group is proactive in sending its UAE National associates on externally run college and university courses and training programs to further their development in the field. In addition, it recognises the importance that mentors can play in harnessing talent and runs a successful “Hotelier Role Models Mentoring Programme” to source and equip selected line managers with the skills to be mentors to the UAE National associates.
“I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work within an organisation like ‘JA Resorts & Hotels’, stated Mr. Al Qassim. “I have great appreciation for JA’s strong and substantive Emiratisation program. I’d like to thank the entire management starting from Mr. David Thomson, and Mr. Ghanim Al Marri for embracing this program and I look forward to working for the group until I retire”, he concluded.
ABOUT JA RESORTS & HOTELS
Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels. JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities.
JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, which was recently recognised with a Blue Flag certification, showcasing the properties efforts in sustaining its high quality beach. The four-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Resorts & Hotels are dedicated in maintaining high standards of sustainability at all properties, with their efforts being rewarded at two of the properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and JA Ocean View Hotel which have both been awarded a Green Globe Certification. JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta. The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek. Additionally, Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre, the JA Centre of Excellence and the JA Shooting Club. In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles and JA Manafaru in the Maldives. The company’s third luxury beach resort, JA Eclipse Beach Resort, is under construction on the East Coast of Sri Lanka and is due to open in 2018.
JA Resorts & Hotels LLC is a limited liability company with share capital of AED 10,000,000 and licensed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under Licence No. 230295.