Arada tops real estate sector for second year running in Great Place to Work® UAE survey 

Arada tops real estate sector for second year running in Great Place to Work® UAE survey

News: 27 February 2024
  • Award-winning developer named 15th by Great Place To Work® in the Large Companies category across the UAE
  • List recognizes organizations for outstanding workplace cultures, marking significant employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity

Arada has once again been named the best workplace in the UAE’s real estate sector following a detailed employee survey by Great Place To Work®. The company, founded in 2017, debuted on the Great Place to Work® list at 47th  place the Small and Medium Organizations category in 2021, leaping to 17th in the Large Organizations category within a year. Arada’s latest ranking 15th place in the Large Companies category – a rise of two positions on last year – places it among some of the most respected local companies and multinationals operating in the UAE, including McDonald’s, DHL Express and Hilton. It is also the youngest company in the top 15 places.

Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO of Arada, said: “Whether at the workplace or in its communities, Arada’s people-centric focus is the driving force behind its success. With 50 nationalities and a workforce of over 1,000 and counting, Arada prioritizes camaraderie, wellness, and a dynamic approach to delivering our results.“

Mohit Menon, Senior Director HR, Arada, said: “Guided by our core principle of care, Arada fosters a workplace culture that nurtures an environment dedicated to supporting and empowering our colleagues in their personal and professional development. It’s the collective efforts of our colleagues that have truly distinguished a seven-year-old organization as an exceptional place to work. With an impressive 93% of Arada employees recognizing us as a Great Place to Work®, we are confident that with the unique HR initiatives we are offering, Arada is on track to become the best employer in the country, providing all our colleagues with a truly engaging experience.“

Arada’s people strategy matches professional development with employee wellbeing through key initiatives including a robust performance management system, a comprehensive onboarding program, and regular employee feedback channels. Arada also empowers its workforce through free access to online learning resources and prioritizes work-life balance with a 4.5-day work week and various wellness programs.

Great Place to Work® is globally esteemed as a leading arbiter of workplace culture. Their comprehensive and data-driven model quantifies employee experience with rigor. Since its inception in 1992, GPTW has surveyed over 100 million employees in more than 60 countries, obtaining essential insight into various elements that mark exceptional workplaces.