The Emirates Group Hosts the Falcon Dubai Business Associates (DBA) Programme Graduation Ceremony


  •  8 UAE Nationals from the Emirates Group graduate from the Falcon Dubai Business Associates Programme

Dubai, UAE – 19 June 2019 – The Emirates Group hosted the 5th Falcon Dubai Business Associates Programme graduation ceremony at its headquarters. The Falcon DBA programme is run under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the aim of developing future leaders. The programme provides talented graduates from around the world with the opportunity to intern with different partner entities in the UAE, and recognises those who deliver excellent outcomes and contributions during their placement.


The graduation of the programme’s 5th cohort follows a series of successful initiatives between the Emirates Group and Falcon-DBA. This year the programme  saw 8 UAE Nationals from different Emirates Group business units - Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization, Emirates Engineering, Operations Research & Effectiveness and dnata Airport Operations – placed into the consulting phase of the Falcon DBA programme.  Reciprocally, 9 interns from Falcon, selected from talented international applicants, were placed across the Emirates Group to support various key projects.


“The Emirates Group has always been a developer of global talent and a company that values diversity. Our partnership with DBA supports His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of inspiring life-long cultural ambassadors for Dubai and the UAE amongst international talent, and thereby building on the UAE’s position as one of the world’s most sought after business hubs,” said Abdulaziz Al Ali - Executive Vice President Human Resources, Emirates Airline & Group.


James Maughan, Director of the DBA programme at Falcon & Associates said “Emirates Group is one of the eminent Dubai companies that are pivotal to the success of this transformational programme which employs real life project-based learning combined with classroom training. Their commitment to the programme runs deep since inception. We are delighted to have Emirates Group as a core partner.”


Reflecting the success of the partnership, there are currently two more ongoing projects sponsored by The Emirates Group, which draw on a pool of ambitious talent from all over the world who are part of the Falcon DBA programme. The Emirates Group now has the largest pool of graduating UAE National participants since its commencement of this partnership with Dubai Business Associates in 2014.