A luxury hotel in the UAE has employed eight cats to help its employees beat work-related stress, a media report said on Monday. The Abu Dhabi-based hotel said the felines were recruited as part of its “office cat” policy to assist employees in unwinding and increasing productivity. Guests visiting the hotels can also play with the friendly cats who are quick to warm up to all, Gulf News reported.
Jannah Hotels and Resorts said that so far, the cats have been employed at the hotel’s head office located in Abu Dhabi. CEO Nehme Imad Darwiche said: “Studies reflect that nurturing pets in an office environment increases office communication and lowers the stress of its professionals significantly.”