Eng. Khalid Abdul Rahim, director of human resources department at Dubai Municipality announced that the civic body has started appointing enthusiastic and passionate professionals to the various positions to work under its prestigious Dubai Safari project.
‘We have already appointed 20 Emirati youth as tourist guides who will start working from April 2014 as trainees. The department is under the process of short listing resumes and interviews with applicants for around 320 exiting positions to work with Dubai Safari,’ Rahim said.
‘Priority will be given to Emiratis in all positions based on the strategic vision of Dubai Municipality regarding the emiratisation. Many designations are announced on the DM web portal where anyone can apply if they meet the requirements,’ he said.
‘Extensive training will be given to the appointed guides in line with the international best practices in the field of tourism guidance in collaboration with the different safari projects inside and outside the country. We aim to give the excellent experience for the tourists in tune with the best practices in the hospitality and UAE culture and traditions,’ he further said.
‘The response of Emirati youth to the announced leadership roles was amazing indicating their potentials to take up more challenging roles in the future,’ he added.
Dubai Safari, which is being built in Al Warqa 5, Aweer Road in an area of 400 hectares, will include a number of different areas, known as Arabian Village, Asian Village, African Village, and Al Wadi to accommodate animals from different continents, as well as open safari area, entertainment areas and recreational areas.
The safari that covers 119 hectares of the total area is aimed at establishing the best centre for wildlife in the world, providing a variety of environments appropriate to different animals.