Corporate Social Responsibility

Dur Hospitality Company takes pride in being one of the leaders in the corporate social responsibility field in Saudi Arabia. The basic premise of all the corporate social responsibility initiatives is to utilize the Company’s resources, properties, expertise, and human potential, and direct them to serve the community under the “Athar” brand

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. 

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. 
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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 Makkah gathered a total of 1,020 KGS of electronics which generated 470 SR.

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 sector in the technical and engineering disciplines in the Chamber of Commerce in Makkah.

Sponsoring orphans

Dur sponsored the accommodation of 20 orphans in our Albait property in partnership with Imam Muhammad bin Saud Charity. 

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.