Ras Al Khaimah: The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in Ras Al Khaimah is hosting the Ras Al Khaimah Jobs and Internships Festival. The two-day event aims to connect talented Emirati individuals with diverse backgrounds to opportunities in the private sector.
Over 850 Emirati job seekers and 60 prominent private sector companies attended the event on its first day.
The Festival started with an opening ceremony featuring welcoming remarks by Mr. Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Al Qasimi Foundation.
“I am delighted to open this inaugural event that aims to empower hundreds of ambitious Emiratis, serving as a bridge between global and local prospects and talented job seekers. Together, we forge the path for Ras Al Khaimah’s next generation of leaders,” Mr. Omran Al Shamsi said.
This Festival, which will conclude on September 16, 2023, plays a pivotal role in matching the skills and aspirations of Emirati job seekers with the needs of prospective employers.
Ms. Mira Zakharia, Senior Director, Human Resources, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, remarked that, “Our mission is to develop the Emirate’s tourism sector and position Ras Al Khaimah as a destination of the future driven by sustainability and responsible tourism. This also means supporting the development of talent and Emiratisation in the industry. This festival is a testament to Ras Al Khaimah’s dedication to nurturing local talent, and we are honored to play a part in it.”
The event is taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ras Al Khaimah.
Prominent companies attending the Festival include Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), RAKBANK, RAK Hospitality Holding, RAK Gas, RAK Economic Zone, RAK International Airport, PwC Middle East, Deloitte, Global Human Capital Group (GHCG), Marjan, Andersen UAE, Hunter and Haris Estate, The Ritz-Carlton, Anantara Hotel, National Food Products Company, University of Bolton, Halliburton Worldwide Services, and more.