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Dubai hotel offers free meals to staff being fired

Source: PTI
December 12, 2008 15:25 IST
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Extending a helping hand to the jobless people, a local hotel is offering free meals to those who flash the pink slip-handed out to fired workers.

The hotel is acting as a good samaritan to those distressed by loss of job in the city and as a token of goodwill gesture is offering them free dinners.

The sea-facing desert city has been hit by a spate of redundancies recently, following the worldwide financial meltdown, which has affected its much vaunted real estate sector.

The lay-offs affect both the locals as well as expatriates, mostly from the Indian sub-continent.

The three-star Arabian Park hotel proposes to launch the free meal service from December 15 to January 15.

"The scheme is to remind the people of our value for money," general manager of the hotel Mark Lee told reporters in Dubai.

"Being made redundant at this time of year is no fun at all, and we're trying to give a little bit of festive cheer back," he said.

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