Abu Dhabi Ports Introduces ‘Star Rating’ System For Staff Accommodation In The First Of Its Kind In UAE


AD Ports doesn’t just focus on moving containers – in a new initiative, the operator is asking tenants of its accommodation facilities to give a star rating system.
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Dubai: Do you want to rate your accommodation? Abu Dhabi Ports has just launched such a rating system for residents of its staff accommodation facilities to provide feedback.

The first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, the Star Program awards five, four, three, two and one star ratings to communities under the supervision of Abu Dhabi ports. These are based on the amenities available to residents, including services, catering facilities, places of worship, recreation facilities, internet access, health services, among others.

A great owner

ZonesCorp – part of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Cities and Port Free Zones cluster – oversees the emirate’s largest portfolio of employee housing with more than 40 communities. These communities have the capacity to accommodate nearly 500,000 residents and are currently home to employees working in the hospitality, aviation, oil and gas, metals, food and beverage, chemistry and construction.

“Over the past five years, an increasing number of large global companies have chosen Abu Dhabi,” said Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Economic Development Department and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Workers’ Committee. “Our partners, Abu Dhabi Ports, have been key contributors to achieving this achievement by introducing programs such as the Star Rating program which reflect the emirate’s readiness to develop initiatives that ideally complement the needs of the companies. “

Formed in April 2020, the Abu Dhabi Workers Committee is responsible for developing and implementing inspection programs for all private sector facilities to ensure they comply with labor laws. of the United Arab Emirates. The body is also responsible for monitoring workers’ rights, verifying that payments for work are facilitated, while ensuring that valid employment contracts are issued.

In 2020 alone, 51 new industrial establishments were registered in Abu Dhabi despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of these, 35 were installed in the city of Abu Dhabi, 11 in Al Ain and 5 in Al Dhafra.


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