About Us

National Academy of Higher Training (NAHT) is a government approved vocational training academy specialized in entry level hospitality ,Tourism and retail education and other aspect of fields such as human recourses and hotel accounting.

Originally founded in 1999 as vocational training institute in Bahrain .NAHT is a vibrant academy training young people for rewarding careers in the world’s fastest growing and most exciting industries .Over its ten years existence, NAHT has trained and placed over 4000 students and developed an enviable reputation for quality as The Middle East’s leading private sector providing of career opportunities in hospitality ,retail and tourism businesses.

NAHT is part of Saudi Tourism &Hospitality Tourism company (STHTC) .NAHT provides programs of study in the field of hospitality ,tourism and retail industry .The academy endeavors to offer the highest quality education meeting internationality recognized academic standards ,meeting industry’s requirements while attending to the specific needs of varied student populations , regardless of gender ,race religious belief or age.

NAHT is part of Saudi Tourism &hospitality Training Company (STHTC ), a joint venture company formed between the Saudi Trading and Recourses (STAR)- Star holding Co. limited in the kingdom of Saudi and the Bahrain Institute of hospitality and retail (BIHR)- HQ Dadabhai Holdings group in the kingdom of Bahrain.

Star Holding Company ltd .was formed in 1990 and represents the private interests of its chairman H.H prince Bandar Bin Saud Bin Khalid Al-Saud, with its Head Office located in Riyadh –Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

HQ Dadabhai Holding Group is one of Bahrain’s largest private companies operating in the education ,construction ,hotel ,warehousing ,property management ,and car rental and leasing sector.

STHTC and American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI) have teamed together in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to provide well-researched education that is globally recognized. This cooperation addresses the growing need for skilled professional workforce in the hospitality industry. It allows participants to obtain the best possible education in the hospitality field and (STHTC) to have an access to specialists in their field of expertise.

The strategic partnership allows NAHT to offer the same specialized vocational training programs in its campus in Riyadh. The programs and curriculum have been made locally relevant and offers internationally recognized qualifications of the highest standards meet the needs of the local industries .All programs are designed in conjunction with relevant governmental and quasi-governmental organizations ,for example The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) formerly GOTEVOT, human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).