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Dubai Parks and Zayed University encourage young Emiratis to consider leisure industry careers

Dubai Parks and Zayed University encourage young Emiratis to consider leisure industry careers
December 10, 2017

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Arabian Gulf’s largest theme park destination, has announced a partnership with Zayed University’s Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses to harness the perspectives of young people in the United Arab Emirates on promoting the destination at the forefront of the growing local leisure industry.

The program is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ on-going commitment to inspire and empower a new generation of Emirati talent to join the dynamic sector and develop into industry leaders.

More than 20 Emirati female students will work together on a major project to develop a strategic brand campaign that builds on the launch success of Dubai Parks and Resorts. The mock campaign will see the students develop a creative idea that can be activated across media, marketing and social channels to reach target consumers and contribute to DPR’s business objectives and vision.

In the style of popular TV show Dragons’ Den, those involved will present their plans to a judging panel consisting of senior representatives from DPR and ZU’s faculty and winners of the best campaign will be chosen in December.

Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa, General Manager – Theme Parks, DXB Entertainments PJSC, the company that owns Dubai Parks and Resorts explains “in line with Dubai’s ambitious vision of 2021, which demonstrates the importance of diversifying the country’s economy, we believe that the leisure and entertainment industries will play a major role in boosting the tourism sector and reinforcing this vision.

“Therefore, to match the needs of this vast and growing industry we need to enable a new generation of Emirati experts to develop and run these businesses as we focus on Dubai becoming the leisure and entertainment hub of the region.

“Our collaboration with Zayed University will not only benefit the students learning experience, but will give us valuable insight into the thinking of our Emirati youth.”

Pam Creedon, acting Dean of Zayed University’s College of Communication and Media Sciences added “this class project with Dubai Parks and Resorts provided an opportunity for some of our best students to fulfil their potential and gave them vital hands-on experience in this critical business sector.

“We are confident it benefitted our CCMS students on both our Abu Dhabi and Dubai campuses by enhancing their skills, preparing them for their future careers, and opening their eyes to the vast opportunities that are available in the leisure and entertainment industry when they graduate.”

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, features MOTIONGATE™ Dubai - a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters, LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai - Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining, shopping and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks. 

Images: Dubai Parks and Resorts's Smurf Village (top) and Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa (below).

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