In terms of achievement in 2016, for me it doesn’t come bigger than the opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts, a world-class destination with three theme parks, a water park, a retail dining district and a 504-room hotel. I’ve been on this project from the time it was just an idea, so there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing a dream realised. It’s been a journey in self-belief, trust in colleagues and calm nerves.
I’m really proud of the team we have here. We’re comprised of 60 different nationalities and number more than 3,000 colleagues. My workplace is one where you’ll find happy families, children and grandparents, it’s always a very fulfilling sight and I like to end the day with a walk around the parks.
If you feel like you’ve tried your best, you’ll always feel good about yourself. If you haven’t, accolades won’t be satisfying.
I don’t get influenced very easily, but I really admire this person I know who smiles through most of life irrespective of the circumstances – my 12-year-old daughter.