Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad
Imdaad, the leading provider of integrated facilities management solutions in the GCC, has won a major FM contract with Emirates– the largest airline in the Middle East. The agreement involves the provision of FM services covering Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Civil Maintenance and Pest Control for over 100 villas housing Emirates Airline pilots at the Al Furjan residential complex within the Jebel Ali community Zone.
The win is significant as it serves to highlight the growing value organizations are placing on sustainable living environments. As one of the top employers in the UAE with over 48,000 staff in Dubai, Emirates Airline’s decision to employ FM services specialist for their staff accommodations underscores the scope and importance of FM for residential developments in the region. It also reflects the status of Imdaad as a preferred provider of FM solutions.
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “As a result of increasing consumer awareness and expectations, many sustainability efforts and initiatives previously regarded as voluntary have now become de facto requirements. Through this contract, Emirates Airline has set a benchmark for organizations in pursuit of sustainable development strategies. We look forward to delivering an efficient, reliable and safe living environment for Emirates’ staff, and providing them with a high level of service.”
“Our people are our most important asset, that is why Emirates invests in so many initiatives focused their well-being. For our diverse international workforce, housing is a very important consideration. We selected Imdaad as our FM partner, because we are confident they have the capability to provide our employees with the level of service and facility standards that one would expect from a world-class employer. This includes the pursuit of excellence, adoption of the latest technologies and a commitment to making living environments more sustainable.” Said Ali Soori, Emirates EVP- Chairman’s Office, Facility Management, PM & P&L- N A
Imdaad has gained a strong reputation in the region as an adopter and implementer of the latest FM technologies and practices. The company acquires eco-friendly equipment and prioritizes sustainability across all its operations. It also conducts recycling training for its clients, corporate partners and staff, in addition to providing free recycling bins in certain projects where it handles waste management and collection service.