Our Partnership with HRDF

Alshaya Partnership with HRDF

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is the government agency that focuses on the training and employment of Saudi citizens in the private sector in the Kingdom. Alshaya has worked closely with the HRDF for many years and we are proud of our partnership with them.

Alshaya and the HRDF share the same objectives: training and developing young Saudi women to give them the skills to work in the private sector, and contributing to the nationalisation and economic growth goals of the Kingdom.

Alshaya’s own investment in the Alshaya Retail Academy is supported through additional funding from the HRDF. Through its partnership with the HRDF, Alshaya has committed to train 8,000 young people over the next five years.


Doroob is an initiative by the Human Resources Development Fund that aims at providing Saudi people with the skills they need to meet the demands of the Saudi labour market.

In February 2015, Alshaya signed an agreement with the Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh to build a strategic partnership and further develop Alshaya’s successful Retail Academy, with the aim of ensuring that more Saudi women are trained in retail skills and employed in the retail sector.

For more information about HRDF, please visit http://www.hrdf.org.sa/