Dubai Racing Club has received the ‘Great Place to Work®’ certification, becoming the first horse racing organisation to receive the accolade for a second consecutive year. Following a survey of staff, Dubai Racing Club were awarded for the first time last August, becoming the first equine-related entity to receive the certification. In 2022, the award was also awarded to Dubai Equestrian Club and Zabeel Feed, which fall under the same administrative umbrella, and this year is no different with all three organisations receiving the award yet again.
Major General Dr. Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, the Executive Director of Dubai Racing Club and Dubai Equestrian Club, was thrilled to have received news and said the achievement is significant as it bears testimony to the constant efforts and investment being put in by the management to ensure staff-welfare is at the forefront of the agendas of the organisations. “We at Dubai Racing Club and Dubai Equestrian Club are happy to have been issued with the ‘Great Place to Work®’ certification for the second straight year.
We believe our team members are our greatest asset and therefore we are always looking to develop these assets and invest in people with the best knowledge, experience and ways of working and I think the certificate is testimony to the fact we believe in developing human resources and will continue to go down this path,” Dr Al Adhab said. “The achievement is credited to the directives of DRC and DEC Chairman Sheikh Rashed bin Dalmook Al Maktoum.
Our senior management has always been keen to make our facilities a great workplace, where people of all backgrounds feel welcomed and valued, especially as clubs are characterised by a mixed, yet harmonious work environment involving different nationalities.” “I take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback which has helped our organisations to be certified as a great place to work. We value your confidence in our organisations and shall work towards a better future with a focus on improving the employee experience, always one of our top priorities.”
Nishad Khan, Head of Human Resources for Dubai Racing Club, added: “Great Place to Work certification for the second year marks a significant milestone for all of us at the Dubai Racing Club, Dubai Equestrian Club and Zabeel Feedmill as we celebrate not just our accomplishments on the track, but also a remarkable achievement off the track. This award is not just a testament to the speed of our horses but a reflection of the strength of our team. It underscores the dedication, passion, and collaborative spirit that each and every one of us brings to our organisation.
Being a Great Place to Work certified organisation we are committed to foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and continuous improvement. Our success in achieving this accolade is a reflection of the exceptional people who make up the Dubai Racing Club family.”