Director of F&B, Fairmont Dubai, James Thompson

Fairmont Dubai

James Thompson has assumed the role of director of F&B at Fairmont Dubai.

Thompson brings over 22 years of experience to his new capacity, having worked at prestigious hotels and restaurants throughout the UK and the UAE.

Thompson has worked for a number of iconic restaurants across the UK capital throughout his career, while working for the Conran Restaurant Group. Following 10 years in London, he returned to his hometown of Birmingham to take on various general manager positions for the Individual Restaurant Company.

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In 2008, Thompson joined Burj Al Arab as the manager for the prestigious Al Muntaha restaurant. Over the years, he climbed the career ladder until eventually holding the director of F&B position for two years, overseeing 10 outlets.

In 2017, Thompson moved to Jumeirah Beach Hotel in anticipation of the hotel renovation. Whilst there, he was responsible for the successful relaunch of the 21 outlets and led a team of over 400 colleagues.