In cooperation with the Diplomatic Quarter General Authority and Zahra Association, the social responsibility committee (Athar) organized the breast cancer awareness campaign “Beyond Pink”, as part of Dur Hospitality’s CSR efforts aiming to support a wider national campaign, promoting the importance of early detection and encouraging women to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Women of all ages enthusiastically participated in the campaign’s various sports and awareness components.
31 Jul 2019
Blood Donation Campaign
The social responsibility committee (Athar) organized the annual blood donation campaign (Safe a Life, Donate Blood) at Dur Hospitality headquarters, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health. The campaign aims to support the blood bank in King Saud Medical City, and has received 60 donors from Dur Hospitality, Courtyard Marriott Diplomatic Quarter and Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter employees.
29 Jun 2019
Silverware and Glassware Donation
Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) collected 4420 pieces of used kitchenware (chinaware, glassware, silverware and equipment) that is worth 61,000 SAR from Makarem Ajyad Makkah Hotel to charity.
23 Jun 2019
3rd Linens for Livelihood
For the third year in a row, Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) has collected more than 4200 pieces of linens, towels, bed sheets, pillows, curtains and bath mats from Marriott Riyadh Airport Hotel along with Makarem Ajyad Makkah Hotel, and donated them to charity.
29 May 2019
Down Syndrome Charitable Association (DSCA) Iftar
During the Holy month of Ramadan, Social Responsibly Committee (Athar) invited 100 children from Down Syndrome Charitable Association (DSCA) with their families for Iftar, and hosted them in Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace Hotel.
19 May 2019
Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) activated “Kiswat Al Eid” initiative to allow all employees to contribute to spreading joy and happiness to the families by donating 122 KG of new and used clothes before Eid Al Fitr.
18 May 2019
Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) in partnership with Calling Chinese Organization, hosted 56 Chinese Muslims, as part of the company’s CSR initiatives. They were hosted at Makarem Al-Bait Hotel with great care and excellent services.
16 May 2019
Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) sponsored the accommodation of 29 orphans from Imam Muhammad bin Saudi Charity Organization in Makarem Ajyad Hotel as a part of the company’s CSR initiatives.
5 May 2019
During Ramadan, Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) hosted 150 orphans from Charity Committee for Orphans Care (Ensan) for Iftar in Dur’s properties in Tabuk, Riyadh, Jeddah and Makkah.
5 May 2019
A few days prior to the fasting month of Ramadan, Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) cleaned 5 of Diplomatic Quarter’s mosques to welcome the holy month and to ensure that worshippers pray in a clean and comfortable environment.
1 May 2019
4th Blessing Box Campaign
270 boxes, 17KG were donated through Imam Muhammad bin Saud Charity Organization, the boxes were prepared and distributed by the Social Responsibility Committee (Athar) in collaboration with Dur’s staff.
4 Dec 2018
Special Needs Dinner
Dur Hospitality hosted sons and daughters with special needs to a dinner at Makarem Hall, Riyadh Marriott Hotel, to launch “Hala Bel-Galeen” initiative to mark the World Disability Day 2018.
14 Nov 2018
Renovation of Bunyan Houses
As part of the agreement signed with Bunyan Association, the houses of the association located in Al-Gharoub neighborhood were visited and 4 houses of the beneficiary families were renovated. The renovation process included plumbing and electricity, as well as external repairs to the building.
1 Nov 2018
Participation in Tamheer program
Dur started supporting Tamheer Program of the Human Resources Development Fund since the beginning of last September. 13 trainees were received at the company and its hotels to be trained, prepared and equipped with the necessary skills and expertise. Tamheer is one of the training programs targeting graduates from local and foreign universities. The program aims to train the graduates in government institutions and distinguished private sector companies, to enable them to acquire experience and high skills by involving in the labor market.
25 Oct 2018
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
In order to participate in various social initiatives, Dur’s Social Responsibility team held a breast cancer awareness campaign in cooperation with Zahra Association, DQ Organization for the residents of the Diplomatic Quarter, Dur’s female employees and employees’ wives. The campaign included an awareness lecture by a competent physician and various sports classes to prevent disease.
10 Oct 2018
A fun day for special needs children by Dur Hospitality in celebration of the Saudi National Day
In commemoration of the 88th National Day of Saudi Arabia, Dur Hospitality treated children from the DSCA to a morning of fun and entertainment.
The event was held at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, with the participation and support of Dur’s generous Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. The celebrations created an ambiance of color with performances from acrobats, clowns, and magicians, as well as fun games and competitions for the children. Additionally, the children were also hosted to a delightful breakfast.
6 Oct 2018
Linens of Livelihood
Following the successful launch in late 2016, Dur continued its renowned initiative “linens for livelihood” where the company donated used linens, towels, bed sheets, pillows, blankets and sheets to charities caring for needy and poor people, with part of the textiles given to animal welfare associations. For the year 2018, 1274 linens and 396 uniforms were donated to Ighathat Malhouf while 180 linens were donated to Open Paws.
3 Oct 2018
Employment of Dreamers Initiative
Employment of Dreamers Initiative was launched on three phases with the aim of contributing to the creation of job opportunities for jobseekers. 962 Saudi young men and women were recruited after attending intensive workshops and courses on how to write a professional CV and the right way to search for jobs online.
19 Sep 2018
Graduation of the first batch of Tahseen Program
Dur celebrated the graduation of 30 students of Tahseen, a unique hospitality leadership training program created by Marriott International Group in collaboration with Cornell University in order to support and develop local Saudi talents and attract qualified individuals to work in the hospitality industry. Through Tahseen program, graduates managed to develop their entrepreneurial skills in order to meet the expectations of the Saudi hospitality industry.
12 Sep 2018
Hosting DSCA Kids on the National Day
Dur Hospitality celebrated the Saudi National Day with 48 children and their families from Down Syndrome Charitable Association DSCA at Riyadh Marriott Hotel. The children enjoyed recreational activities and various corners as well as gifts from the company.
11 Sep 2018
Partnership agreement with the College of Business Administration
in order to support young cadres, Dur Hospitality signed a partnership agreement with the College of Business Administration at Umm al-Qura University aims to open greater horizons for students who always make positive impressions and clear fingerprints in their workplace. The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr. Sultan Al-Buqami, Dean of the College of Business Administration, Dr. Faisal Al-Sharif, Director General of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in Makkah and a number of government officials.
18 Jul 2018
Kiswat Al Eid
During the holy month of Ramadan, Dur’s social responsibility team launched “Kiswat Al Eid” initiative to allow all employees to contribute to spreading joy and happiness to the needy by donating new or used clothes to those in need. About 197 kg of clothing were collected for Bunyan Women's Charitable Association for Family Development, which in turn displayed them in its charitable market.
15 Jul 2018
Your Job your Scholarship program
Dur’s cooperation with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for External Scholarship is part of the partnership and integration between the public and private sectors. A number of students who had previously been nominated by the Ministry of Education have been hired to fill vacancies in the company's hotels in the Eastern, Western and central regions.
9 Jul 2018
Sponsor an Orphan with Your Old Devices” Initiative
To support the preservation of the environment and protect communities from the harmful effects of electronic pollution, Dur Hospitality formed a partnership with Ensan, the Charity Committee for Orphans Care and TADWEER, the organization for Recycling of Electronic and Electrical Equipment. The objective of this initiative is to collect and recycle old electronic items owned by Dur and any of its properties, a process carried out by TADWEER. Following the success of this initiative in 2017, Dur gathered electronic items of 8272 KG from Makarem’s Crowne Plaza and 18,310 KG from Marriot, all of which generated over SAR 11,000 that were donated for charity. In October 2018, Dur’s hotels in...
26 Jun 2018
Participation in Graduate Recruitment Forums
Moved by its keenness to contribute to the localization of the accommodation sector, Dur Hospitality participated in the 25th recruitment forum, which was organized by Riyadh College of Technology. The forum attracted and nominated a number of national cadres of graduates and job seekers to fill some jobs in the company's properties in the central region.
Dur also participated in the recruitment forum organized by the Technical College in Makkah, Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Human Resources Development Fund “Hadaf”, Labor Office, Taqat Center and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in order to localize the professions of the tourism accommodation...
24 Jun 2018
Dur sponsored the accommodation of 20 orphans in our Albait property in partnership with Imam Muhammad bin Saud Charity.
17 May 2018
Fundraising and Donation Booths
The Disabled Children Association set up several fundraising and donation booths in all of Dur’s properties during the month of Ramadan to collect a large sum of funds and create a check point for the donation of a variety of items. The association also set up table tents in rooms and restaurants on the properties of Marriott and Marriott Riyadh Airport of Dur Hospitality.
16 May 2018
3rd Blessing Box Campaign
300 boxes 15KG each containing 16 ingredients of basic and essential foods with various sources of nutrients and proteins were donated through Imam Muhammad bin Saud Charity and Ighathat Malhouf, to be distributed to 300 families. The boxes were prepared and distributed by the Social Responsibility team in collaboration with Dur’s staff, who also raised funds worth over 42,500 SAR compared to 32,000 SAR in 2017.
16 May 2018
During the Holy month of Ramadan, Dur invited 32 families of 96 members from the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA) and hosted them in its properties in various regions of the Kingdom.
15 May 2018
Cleaning of Mosques
Dur’s CSR team, together with the support of the PMFM maintenance team cleaned nearby mosques during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The cleaning included executions such as carpet cleaning, light bulb changes, and cleaning Air Conditioning systems.
13 May 2018
Dur organized Blood Donation Campaigns in cooperation with King Faisal Specialist Hospital at the company's headquarters. In the 2018 campaign, 40 employees made donations while 32 employees donated in the 2017 campaign.
11 Jan 2018
Paper Waste Collection
This was an initiative executed in partnership with a third-party organization that primarily focuses on recycling paper. The initiative comprised of the organization picking up all recyclables from Dur twice every month.
6 Jan 2018
Dur Hospitality in partnership with the Calling Chinese Office, hosted 53 Chinese Muslims, as part of the company’s CSR initiatives to host under privileged Muslim pilgrims from new countries. They were hosted at Makarem Al-Bait Hotel and received with great care and attention. They were also introduced to Makarem's exclusive services, and presented with gifts
3 Jan 2018
Paper Re-cycling and Garbage Segregation
Dur conducted an informative internal campaign for all its employees on Paper Re-Cycling and Garbage Segregation. The campaign covered aspects such as the importance of recycling, sessions on reducing and reusing recyclable material. In cooperation with Scrap CO, Dur recycled 11,703 kg in 2018.
13 Aug 2017
More than 13 tons of electronic and electrical waste were recycled in support of "Sponsor an orphan with your old devices” initiative
In cooperation with the Charity Committee for Orphans Care (Ensan) and TADWEEER (Recycling of Electronic and Electrical Equipment), Dur contributed to the initiative of “Sponsor an Orphan with Your Old Devices” by collecting and recycling more than 13 tons of electrical and electronic waste from the company's headquarters and its facilities in Riyadh. Tadweer collected this waste from hotels and properties then reimbursed Ensan for this waste value.
3 Aug 2017
Sponsor an Orphan with Your Old Device
Dur signs a partnership agreement with Tadweer and Ensan to support the “Sponsor an Orphan with Your Old Device” initiative. We have already started collecting all electrical wastes from our properties and have around 8000 pieces so far where Tadweer collects this waste from hotels and properties then reimburse Ensan for this waste value. Tadweeer is a pioneer company in WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling in the MENA region.
6 Jun 2017
528 boxes 21KG each containing 16 ingredients of basic and essential foods with various sources of nutrients and proteins were distributed to 260 unfortunate and needy families serving more than 1000 individuals. The ingredients have been purchased, packed, assembled, and distributed by Dur HQ employees.
1 Apr 2017
Global Biking Initiative
Global Biking Initiative Dur Hospitality extended its partnership and sponsored the “” organized by the Saudi cyclist’s ride-2017 from Riyadh to al Qassim on the Arab orphan day. Under the moto of cycle for the orphans, raise awareness and get fit; the cyclists rode over 3 days to cover nearly 400km. A challenge like this is not just about distances covered and start and finish points, the bike ride is about group effort, friendship, spirit and more importantly raising funds for The Charity Committee for Orphans Welfare – Insan.
The ride brought together a vast array of people from many different backgrounds, each with their own reasons for taking up the challenge and fundraising...
2 Jan 2017
Linens for Livelihood
Continuity of “linens for livelihood” program which we launched late 2016 of which Dur Hotels donate used linens, towels, bed sheets, pillows, blankets and sheets to charities caring for needy and poor people, with part of the textiles given to animal welfare associations. In 2016, nearly 39000 pcs were collected, assembled, packaged and donated. From June 2017 until this day, around 12,000 pc are ready to be donated.