This Abu Dhabi Hotel Employs Cats!

This Abu Dhabi Hotel Employs Cats!

06 Jun 2017

Eight felines have been hired to help employees beat stress

Meow! If you love cats, you might want to look up job openings at Jannah Hotels and Resorts, the Bedouin-inspired collection of luxury hotels.

Eight cats have been employed at their head office in Abu Dhabi, all in an effort to help employees beat stress and unwind with a furry friend. Guests visiting the resort can also enjoy a cuddle with its furry inhabitants, who are quite friendly.

Nehme Imad Darwiche. Chief executive officer and founder of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, said the ‘office cat’ policy was initiated in 2015, reports Gulf News.

Darwiche said: “Studies reflect that nurturing pets in an office environment increases office communication and lowers the stress of its professionals significantly. We identify as a team that harbors a deep love of felines and consider our pets as a vital part of the Jannah family.”

“In an industry like tourism and hospitality where long hours are common, having pets around helps everyone maintain a positive and motivated attitude. Whether our cats are dozing on our laps, lounging on a desk, or peeking at us from around our computers, their presence is accompanied with a healing effect,” added Darwiche.

We're thinking of getting a resident Ahlan! kitty now!