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Hospitality Sector will grow 20%

Job opportunities in the GCC’s hospitality sector is predicted to grow at a rate of 20% over the next four years time, according to new Dubai-based hospitality networking and human resources portal .

There are about 240 projects expected to become operational between 2008-2011 in the GCC, an estimate that 90,000 additional staff will be needed to cater for more than 69,000 rooms.

The UAE leads these developments with 133 new hotels to come to add about 42,400 more rooms leading to need of 56,000, people this was stated by Raj Bhatt, director of

“The financial crisis may have its impact, but we do believe that what is happening in the regional hospitality industry right now is an unprecedented opportunity and stand to gain from it,” added Bhatt.

In GCC, Saudi Arabia has the second largest number of new hotel developments having 45 projects to come up with a need for 13,300 new hands, while Oman and Qatar with 23 and 21 new projects would need 7,345 and 8,100 staff respectively during 2008-2011.

Bahrain would need some 4,517 new recruits with 12 new developments expected to come on stream and Kuwait 1,700 staff with six projects.

Jamal Panhwar
Exotic Dubai Tours


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