Homegrown UAE brand JA Resorts and Hotels has completed an employee vaccine drive at the JA The Resort in which 80 percent of all eligible employees across seven Dubai hotels and resorts, have received the first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccination.
The voluntary and free vaccine was made available to all staff at an onsite location over a two-day period, and the health authority approved vaccine was administered by 11 nurses and 1 doctor.
More than 600 JA team members decided to take the vaccine, resulting in a 80 percent pick up rate from the company's overall current UAE staff. Complimentary transportation was arranged for all team-members during working hours, and on the second day, the vaccine was offered to family members of staff.
"Our hard-working and dedicated team deserve to be protected as a priority, as they are the smiling faces of the Dubai hospitality industry and our most valuable asset. We wanted to provide a hassle-free way for our team to receive the vaccine as quickly as possible and we were delighted to see that the huge numbers of eligible team-members who volunteered to take it, after our in-house vaccine marketing efforts. This vaccine will not only protect our team but should also serve as a reassurance to guests - that we truly do all that we can to keep them safe and comfortable," explained Robert Mikaelian, Vice President of Human Resources and JA Resorts and Hotels.
JA Resorts and Hotels has also officially received the #DubaiAssured Stamp, following a health and safety verification process implemented in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing #DubaiTourism, the Department of Economic Development and Dubai Municipality.
The #DubaiAssured Stamp indicates that all currently open properties have adopted, and constantly maintain, all necessary precautionary measures and the highest safety standards and protocols.
The company has also implemented the protocols of the World Travel and Tourism Council's #SafeTravels programme.
Safe Travels allows travellers to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols and has received the backing of the influential United Nations World Tourism Organisation.