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TDIC Begins Work On Homes Project For Hotel Workers

The Tourism Development Investment Corporation (TDIC) announced plans for worker accommodation project for employees in the hotel industry.   TDIC, the master developer of cultural, residential, and tourism destinations in the UAE, began work on Deyar Al Mafraq, which will open in stages beginning in 2011. 

The project will provide accommodations for all levels of employees in the hospitality sector, from junior level staff to top management.  It will provide affordable accommodation to more than 35,000 people working in the hospitality sector, and family members residing in the UAE.  CEO of TDIC, Lee Tabler, said “Deyar Al Mafraq is an integral development in TDIC’s diverse project portfolio.”     He said the project will give the hotel industry more opportunities and help “hotel management chains that are dedicated to managing their operations.”
 

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