An uproar about a job posting for a casino in Dubai has been clarified
People were shocked last week to see a job post looking for what appeared to be 'casino staff', in Dubai.
The post was made by Marriott Hotels on LinkedIn on July 31, and quickly was picked up by Redditors and Tweeps.
A spokesperson from Marriott issued a statement in response to the uproar, clarifying that gambling is not happening in the UAE (as per UAE law) and that the job post was an error.
“Marriott International Middle East & Africa regional offices are headquartered in Dubai and from this office we manage a number of disciplines across the entire Middle East & Africa region,” said the spokesperson.
“We operate casinos outside of the UAE and currently operate casinos in North and South Africa which are managed by the respective regional teams from our regional headquarters."
Some Reddit users had guessed correctly with one saying that it “could be a regional role.”
A picture of a close-up of the job advert showed the words ‘extensive travel (75 percent or more)’ circled with a highlighter pen.
A thread on Reddit Dubai started ‘Well, well, ahem!’, while another asked if this means that casinos will be opened in the UAE.
When the advertisement went viral, a spokesperson from the hotel was quick to clear people’s doubts when asked to comment by Gulf News.