Nakheel lays on ”Thank You Dinner” for students of the American University of Dubai and staff who contributed to Nakheel's most successful ATM ever
Nakheel, the UAE's leading property developer, Sunday night held a "Thank You Dinner" at Jumeirah Beach Hotel for all students and staff who contributed to the success of this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
ATM, recognised as the leading industry event for the Middle East and Pan-Arab region, took place from May 3 – 6 2005 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Nakheel captured the world’s attention by showcasing all of its mega projects together on what was the largest stand space in the history of the ATM.
This is the third year Nakheel has worked with UAE universities to recruit students to offer support on the Nakheel stand at ATM. This year Nakheel employed both local and international students from the American University of Dubai. Before the event, the students underwent an in-depth training programme; not only to equip them with an extensive knowledge of Nakheel's projects, but also with the necessary people skills and industry knowledge that an experienced sales executive in the market would possess.
The dinner was attended by over fifty staff and students, and was a token of appreciation for their sterling efforts at ATM. Sales Manager Manal Shaheen presented certificates to the students in recognition of their achievements. James Wilson, Nakheel Chief Executive said, "ATM was a huge success for Nakheel – the show's largest stand also saw some of the show's largest crowds. The students' support was invaluable, and their professionalism and commitment over the four days of ATM was impressive. We hope to continue such a mutually beneficial relationship with the American University of Dubai."
Noor Al Geziry, a third year student majoring in Graphic Design, said "The experience I gained working on the stand with one of Dubai's most visionary companies, at one of the year's most important exhibitions, was both thrilling and educational."
Habib Mohammed Saeed al Alaqili, a fourth year student majoring in Marketing similarly enjoyed the event, "The initial training and ATM itself was my first real life experience of training and working in a professional environment. I would love to continue gaining such professional experience; as the late Sheikh Zayed said "Nations are not made by cement, they are made by people."