Partnership to prepare young Emirati talent

Attendees at DCT - Chalhoub Group signing ceremony

IN line with Dubai’s tourism growth strategy, Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a strategic partnership with the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East, Chalhoub Group. This partnership comes as part of DCT’s Medyaf programme, the industry nationalisation initiative aimed at preparing talented young UAE nationals for careers across tourism touchpoints including the retail sector.

Through its Medyaf programme, DCT offers Emirati job seekers a robust recruitment, internship and industry on-boarding platform, helping candidates define their interests and preferences for a suitable career within the tourism industry, based on their skills and competencies. The program also helps industry leaders understand the importance of hiring UAE nationals and investing in their career development.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Essa Bin Hadher, General Manager of DCT and Wassim Eid, President People & Culture at Chalhoub Group. The MOU will pave the way for the development and career support of DCT students and UAE nationals in various roles in the retail sector.