Ayman Gharib has been appointed as managing director of Raffles The Palm Dubai, ahead of its launch.

The former Kempinski Emerald Palace, which opened in the fourth quarter of this year is a magnificent beach resort on the Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent.

Gharib will lead the team at Raffles the Palm Dubai in creating an extraordinary experience for both Raffles well-traveled visitors and local inhabitants as the newly appointed managing director.

He joined the Raffles team in 2009, bringing over 20 years of hospitality expertise and a thorough understanding of the luxury hotel sector with him.

His Raffles career began with a management position at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai where he was in charge of all food and beverage operations.

Gharib joined Raffles Hotel Dubai as a hotel manager in 2011 and was promoted to general manager in 2014.

“I am ecstatic to be a part of this new journey with Raffles inside the luxury hospitality arena,” Gharib remarked.

“I feel that the service, standards, and interactions of each team member with guests are what give a hotel its identity, resulting in a really memorable and delightful experience”.

“Every stay at Raffles The Palm Dubai will be unique, with guests arriving as guests, leaving as treasured friends, and returning as family”.

“From check-in to check-out, each guest can relax knowing that they can expect nothing but the best.”

Raffles the Palm Dubai is designed to provide the highest levels of comfort, with only the finest European and international furnishings and materials used throughout the property.

“I’d like to congratulate Ayman on his new role as managing director of Raffles The Palm Dubai, to which I know he will bring the passion and dedication that he has demonstrated over the past 12 years with Raffles,” said Raffles CEO Stephen Alden.