Dubai: Nakheel, the world-leading real estate master developer, has won 5 accolades at the Employee Happiness Summit & Awards (EHSA) 2023 which celebrate inspiring employee happiness stories.
Nakheel was awarded Gold for Best Induction Program and Best Employee Driven Business Change and Silver for Best Leadership Succession Strategy. Nakheel’s outstanding employees Keiran Scott and Ruby Reyes were also awarded Silver for HR Leader of the Year and The Rise to Success Award respectively.
Organised by Plan3Media, the awards recognise the dedication and commitment by Nakheel to enhance employee wellbeing and engagement, to attract the best talent, and develop employees into future leaders. Nakheel’s focus on employee wellbeing and development underlines the company’s commitment to building happiness and prosperity, starting with its employee focused initiatives and engagement programme, which also supports Dubai’s Happiness Agenda which aims to measure, impact and sustain happiness for the whole emirate.
Junaid Rahimullah, Chief Financial Officer at Nakheel, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by our industry peers and experts for our work to support our employees. At Nakheel, our people are at the heart of all we do and we are committed to creating a work environment where they can thrive, develop and lead every day. Our people-centric approach is key to our success, both as an employer and as a master developer.”
Kristina Vaneva, VP – Employee Experience at Aldar and member of the EHSA 2023 judging panel, said: “A huge congratulations to Nakheel. They have demonstrated progressive employee initiatives and policies that have contributed to the well-being of their employees. They are one of the leaders in the industry in employee happiness and their award(s) are well deserved.”
Nakheel’s success at the EHSA 2023 follows the company’s recognition as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company. In the past two years, Nakheel has implemented over 350 employee initiatives, activities and events, all with the aim of contributing to wellbeing and happiness. This has included over 110 healthcare information sessions with medical experts. Nakheel has also taken steps to attract and retain talent by introducing industry-leading benefits, providing robust career development opportunities for employees and fostering a welcoming work environment.
Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.
Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 400,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Nad Al Sheba Villas and Dubai Islands.
Nakheel Community Management (NCM) is an integrated, customer centric community management company with a vision to create the most desirable and exciting communities. With customer happiness the core objective, NCM’s three pillars include: community centricity, customer focus and technology driven. NCM delivers world-class services to homeowners and residents across its communities through innovation, technology and international best practices.
Nakheel owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower. Nakheel’s expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall, and Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at eight Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Al Khail Avenue.
Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio includes a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels: The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, Riu Dubai and the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai.
Nakheel Home Rental’s portfolio currently comprises more than 16,500 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah and Veneto.