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50567 20 Jan 2021

On-site COVID-19 Vaccination of Eligible UAE Employees at JA Resorts & Hotels had been Completed

All eligible employees across 7 Dubai hotels and resorts had received the first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccination.

(Dubai, 19th January 2021)- Homegrown UAE brand JA Resortsand Hotels has completed an employee vaccine drive at JA The Resort in which of 80% of all eligible employees across 7 Dubai hotels and resorts, have received the first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccination.

The voluntary and free vaccine was made available to all staff at an onsite location over a two-day period, and the health authority approved vaccine was administered by 11 nurses and 1 doctor. More than 600 JA team-members decided to take the vaccine, resulting in a 80% pick up rate from the companies overall current UAE staff. Complimentary transportation was arranged for all team-members during working hours to receive the vital vaccine. On the second day, the vaccine was also offered to the family members of staff.

Robert Mikaelian, Vice President of Human Resources said; 'Our hard-working and dedicated team deserve to be protected as a priority, as they are the smiling faces of the Dubai hospitality industry and our most valuable asset. We wanted to provide a hassle-free way for our team to receive the vaccine as quickly as possible and we were delighted to see that huge numbers of eligible team-members who volunteered to take it, after our successful in-house vaccine marketing efforts. This vaccine not only protects our team but should also serve as a reassurance to guests that we truly do all that we can to keep them safe and comfortable.'

JA Resortsand Hotels have also officially received the #DubaiAssured Stamp, following a health and safety verification process implemented in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing #DubaiTourism, the Department of Economic Development and Dubai Municipality. The stamp indicates that all currently open properties have adopted, and constantly maintain, all necessary precautionary measures and the highest safety standards and protocols. JA The Resort has also implemented the protocols of the World Traveland Tourism Councils #SafeTravels programme. Safe Travels allows travelers to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols and has received the backing of the influential United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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About JA Resortsand Hotels

A legacy UAE brand, JA Resortsand Hotels was born in 1981 and has a widely recognised reputation for excellence, in the management and operation of award-winning resorts and hotels. Taking its name from the original Jebel Ali (JA) Beach hotel, JA Resortsand Hotels portfolio now features 9 distinct properties across the UAE and Indian Ocean, each dedicated to curating unique experiences and creating unforgettable memories. Tropical escapes include JA Manafaru, the idyllic luxury island resort in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives and JA Enchanted Island Resort, an ultra-luxurious hideaway of 10 exquisite villas on a private island, in the middle of the protected Saint Anne Marine Park. Within the UAE, guests can choose from the five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, both located along 'The Walk' in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Other attractive options include the acclaimed JA The Resort - Dubai's largest experience resort, with 1 million square metres of thrilling activities and 3 unique hotels offering 795 suites and rooms between them the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lakeview Hotel, a stunning new Golf Course adjacent property opened in September 2019. The JA Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubais only mountain resort, a secluded getaway amidst the stunning Hajar Mountains landscape. The Manor by JA is the latest addition to the portfolio, a 247 key corporate hotel located in Al Furjan, Dubai, opened in January 2020. JA Resortsand Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. For more information please visit; www.jaresortshotels.com

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