Dubai's new Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab hotel appoints managing director

Dubai's new Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab hotel appoints managing director

Harun Dursun previously worked at Mandarin Oriental and Hyatt Hotels

Jumeirah Group has announced Harun Dursun as managing director of the hotly anticipated upcoming Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab.

With a background in luxury hospitality spanning more than 20 years, Dursun will oversee all aspects of the new luxury lifestyle resort, which includes wellness and leisure destinations, a super yacht marina, residences and several dining outlets. The hotel will also features a new concept comprising four restaurants in one.

Conceived by avant-garde architect Shaun Killa, all of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab’s rooms offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. 

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Jumeirah Group COO Thomas B Meier said: “We are delighted to have Harun Dursun on board as managing director of Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab. The destination is a key addition to Jumeirah Group’s growing portfolio of exceptional luxury hotels, resorts and residences, and we're confident that his expertise in delivering operational excellence and unmatched guest experiences will bring a dynamism well suited to Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab.”

Dursun has built a reputation in the industry for consistent delivery of exceptional guest satisfaction scores and leading Revenue Generating Index ratings. Recognised for his strategic delivery of brand and vision, Dursun also brings a wealth of experience in luxury hotel and restaurant pre-openings.


Commenting on his role, Dursun said: “I am delighted to lead the team at Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab and feel privileged to be part of such a significant new chapter for the group. 

"The iconic destination will mark a new era for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts and set new standards for ultra-luxury hospitality. I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey and to delivering truly unforgettable guest experiences.”

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