Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s busiest international airport, Dubai International (DXB), has for the first time collaborated with the Federal Youth Authority (FYA) of the United Arab Emirates to create the Dubai Airports Youth Council.
Aligned with other major government entities in the UAE, the DA Youth Council has been developed keeping in mind the vision of UAE leaders and is the latest example of the airport’s commitment to develop next generation of leaders.
The 13 selected members of the DA Youth Council were informed of their successful candidacy on International Youth Day. They were then invited to attend a ‘welcome meeting’, during which prominent members of the Dubai Airports management team shared encouraging messages of support.
HE Jamal Al Hai, Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Airports, said of the initiative: “At Dubai Airports, we are proud of how the UAE is taking action to empower the youth of the country.
“Our partnership with the Federal Youth Authority will allow us to play a role in this regard, and by creating our own Youth Council we can develop programs that build on their strengths, bridging the gap between young people and senior management here at Dubai airports. “
Commenting on the importance of board training, Majed Al Joker EVP Corporate Affairs of Dubai Airports said, “Young people are the wealth we need to build the path to success.
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“We are proud Dubai Airports to be a part of this and eager to support these initiatives, while also supporting and developing our own young employees and the role they will play in the future of the UAE. “
Mona Al Abdoli, SVP Corporate Insurance at Dubai Airports, highlighted the effective role of the initiative and added: “At Dubai Airports, we are always striving to improve the position of young people, believing in their role not only at within our UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. “
The board selection committee received numerous applications from eligible company employees, and shortlisted candidates were interviewed as part of the selection process where questions regarding their project proposal, experience and knowledge of the program young people from the United Arab Emirates were answered.
Going forward, the Dubai Airports Youth Council will meet and begin to collaboratively develop a strategy that will identify areas of growth potential and ways to support the UAE vision, as well as opportunities for networking with others. youth government guidance and support for Dubai Airports corporate goals. .
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