The hospitality industry is currently the third largest employer of workforce worldwide and trillions of dollars are being invested in this sector. Hospitality consists of a wide variety of fields within the service industry. It includes establishments like tourism, hotels, restaurants, cruises, parks and management of events to name a few. The hotel industry in the United Arab Emirates is experiencing dynamic growth as large international chains establish luxurious hotels that are attracting more and more tourists from around the world. It is estimated that up to 500,000 professionals will be needed over the next five years to meet the human resource requirements of hotels in the UAE.
While most graduates usually seek work in five star hotels or other private hotel chains, some find themselves seeking alternative employment avenues in restaurant management, cruise ship hotel management, institutional and industrial catering, club or bar management, airline catering and cabin services, or management of catering departments in banks and insurance houses.