- As Vice President in Retail Commercialisation for Meraas, one of my biggest achievements of the past 12 months is working on the expansion of City Walk and seeing the vibrant retail and dining scene that now exists on Al Mustaqbal Street come to life – it’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying this new part of the city.
The destinations we create are the work of many hands. It may sound clichéd, but our success has come from having a strong retail commercialisation team and a wider ecosystem of support that has caught the vision of Meraas, and strives to make it happen.
My parents have always been a source of inspiration and guidance. My father’s has done great things through his work at Dubai Tourism and he has mentored me and trusted me in a way that has enriched my life and my career.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum famously said: “We, in the UAE, have no such word as ‘impossible’; it does not exist in our lexicon.”
My goal is to continue channelling my passion for tourism towards the creation of exciting urban experiences. In the coming months we’ll be launching La Mer, Marsa Al Seef, and Bluewaters.
I start each day by feeding my birds (I have over 28 birds of prey and enjoy falconry), my iguana and my cats. [END ICON]