Nader Ghosheh Sayfi
Appointed General Manager
At Riu Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Sayfi has spent his entire 27-year hospitality career with Riu, running 10 resorts and opening several five-star, all-inclusive properties, including, most recently, the Riu Palace Tikida Agadir.
Opening on Nakheel's Deira Islands, Riu Dubai will be Riu Hotels & Resorts' first property in the Middle East and 100th property worldwide. It will have 800 keys, as well as ten F&B venues, five swimming pools, a fitness centre, spa, beauty salon, children's club and MICE facilities.
As well as being a four-star, beachfront resort, Riu Dubai will be connected to a water park, making the property Deira Islands' first attraction to welcome visitors.
Nakheel Hospitality and Leisure MD Thorsten Ries added: "Our first international joint venture brings a new dimension to Dubai's tourism sector, providing a fresh concept in accommodation and attracting a new market segment to the emirate. We are proud to partner with Riu to create the Riu Dubai, a shining example of our commitment to delivering a diverse range of tourism-related projects in line with government goals."