Thuraya Successfully Participates in the NAJAH Career Fair

The UAE-based satellite operator aims to work to recruit more homegrown talent as part of its transformation and development plans

DUBAI, UAE, November 4, 2013 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced its successful inaugural participation at NAJAH 2013, one of the largest career fairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from October 29 – 31, the company received over 500 applications for open positions as well as for Thuraya’s recently launched Young Innovative Internship Program (“YIIP”).

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya, said: “We were very encouraged by the number of high caliber applicants that have expressed an interest to work for Thuraya. As an international satellite organization which has been established and based out of the UAE, we believe in building a strong foundation in the space industry and driving innovation in the satellite world with world-class talent. The NAJAH Fair is an excellent platform that supported our efforts to recruit more UAE Nationals who are seeking to start a career in either a commercial or technical role at a fast-growing and dynamic satellite company.”

Thuraya has recently announced as part of its recruitment strategy the launch of its internship program which is designed to work with local universities to source,recruit, train, and graduate UAE National interns, for all the different divisions within the company. Applications for this program are now open. For more information about Thuraya’s internship program, please visit our website.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency.

Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit

For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi, Director of Communications
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888

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